November 27, 1781

1781 November 27 (Tuesday).  I Suppose my son Samuel this Day sets up his House and Farm at Concord at Vendue.  I am destitute of Help abroad, but Breck goes to the Barn and Josiah and Abijah cut wood for us: but the Wood is Mr. Brighams — for none has been yet brought me, though mine has been gone this great while.  N.B. Breck changes an Hogshead in my Cellar and puts in an Iron-bound one, instead of mine.