1780 May 18 (Thursday). Stephen still works for me in planting various Things, and Mending the fences etc. Went with him to the Island, to shew him what was most necessary — but at night goes home. P.M. Elias came up from Cambridge, with Josiah Brigham. The last brings a Letter from my son Samuel concerning William Parkman of Boston (son of Nat.) his proposal to buy out the several Heirs to the Mansion House etc. Cousen Maynard made us a Visit, and drank Tea here. My Friend, Col. Joseph Buckminster of Framingham was buryed.