1759 December 20 (Thursday). Had a brief word with Mr. Samuel Fay junior as he was going with his Whirry to Boston. Deacon Tainter came and killed a Sow for me, and at night brought Salt, cut it up and Salted it down. She weighed Seven score and 15 pound. N.B. Mr. Francis Whipple here and dined with us. Alexander and Breck have been thrashing Rye. They now thrash Oates. They write ‘o Nights. I finish Vol. 2 of Winter Evening Entertainment.