1759 January 12 (Friday). Mr. Ephraim Sherman junior returns from Boston having paid Two Dollars for me in full to Mr. Kneeland for 7 Edwards on Original Sin; which I now returned to said Mr. Sherman. N.B. He brought me from Mr. Kneeland Mr. Thomas Barnards Sermon at the Manufactory Lecture, and Maylems poem on the Conquest of Louisbourg. Deacon Tainter comes and kills a sow pig for me, weighs 126 pound. He comes also kindly at night and cutts and Salts and Supps. I present him Doolittle’s Young Mans Instructor and old mans remembrancer, which I formerly bought of Mr. Richard (afterwards Coll.) Saltonstall.