1779 December 16 (Thursday). Went to Deacon Wood to inquire about the Letter received last evening. Wrote to Mr. Fitch about it and enclosed it. Sent it to Deacon Wood by young Asa Brigham for conveyance. Messrs. Forbush and Batheric more wood. Gave the former a Receipt for ten cord. He tells me the Town voted to give 7£ per cord to Four of them 70£ apiece for 10 cord each, viz. Samuel Forbush, Solomon Batheric, Nathan Maynard Junior and Jonathan Maynard, who have undertaken to bring 40 cords.