1753 January 27 (Saturday). Our Wood very Short; but a Stick or two left at the Door, and yet a Stormy, raw Cold Day — p.m. Snowy. Lieutenant Tainter came to See how ‘twas with us as to wood, and went to Deacon Newtons and Esquire Bakers to See whether they would not bring some — but there came none. But I was oblig’d to make what we had in the House and the few Sticks at the Door, do over the Sabbath.