1757 December 5 (Monday). Ensign Harrington came early with his Horse for me to ride to Stoneham and Boston: my Principal (earthly) end and Design being to take up Some money for my son Ebenezer to enable him to pay for the Gilbert place in Brookfield. I rode to Mr. Joslins and received of him a piece of Gold of 33£ old Tenor — 2£ 18s 3.2 L.M. or £22.214.171.124 old Tenor being Mr. Joslins province Rate I was empowered by Constable David Maynard to receive — and the Change he could not give me. I engaged therefore to deliver it when I returned. I dined at Mr. Bridge’s in Framingham; had a Dark ride in the Evening through Menotomy and the rest of the Road to my Kinsmans Mr. Joseph Briants in Stoneham, where I lodged.