1756 December 30 (Thursday). I Sent Billy with a Letter to Mr. Kimball House wright in Grafton, to See whether he will take Billy to be his ‘prentice, but it does not succeed. I send word also by him to Mr. Ball to Desire him not to come for Money I ow’d him, Mr. Pratt who owes me not having paid me. N.B. I went to Mr. Ebenezer Rice’s and settled Accounts with him, and paid him all to this Day. His Brother in Law, Charles, being returned from the Lake, I went to See him also — and dined at his Fathers. N.B. Mr. Richard Barns, Silas Frost, and Moses Sever are also returned from the War.