December 25, 1778

1778 December 25 (Friday).  It remains exceeding cold.  They breakfast here.  I write by Fisk to Mr. Benjamin Bradshaw, who I hear is worse.  Fisk sets out for Brookfield.  Mr. Nathan Maynard brings a piece of Camblet, 14 yards from Mr. Benjamin Howell of Worcester, for which Mr. Maynard delivered to him from me 20 dollars.  Mr. Hannaniah Parker, late Constable, is here and pays me what Money was behind in the Wood rate, which was about £6.12.  For which I gave him a receipt in full; only it is to be remembered that Messrs. Joseph Grout, Jos. Green and Benjamin Brigham have not brought theirs.  At night Patty Forbush goes home.