February 24, 1778

1778 February 24 (Tuesday).  Mr. [blank] Laws of Enfield at Brecks about Tobacco which Breck has bought.  Lend Breck 77 Dollars.  Mr. John Belknap of N. Braintree calls to see how we do that he may acquaint my son Ebenezer etc.  Messrs. William and Samuel Watkins here at Dinner and I pay them for 88 lb. of Flax — for which I give them 44 lb. of Soal Leather (which I borrow at Squire Bakers) — and for 8 pounds (which the Flax exceeds the weight of the Leather, for we have 96 bl. of Flax) I pay them six Dollars.  The several School-Masters were here, viz. Master [Eli?] Brigham, Moses Brigham, Elisha Fish, and P. Bradshaw.  The two last Supped and lodged here.