December 11, 1760

1760 December 11 (Thursday).  Deacon Tainter came and tells me the Affair of the Piggs is Settled that the Weight Shall be allowed according to what they were at each of their homes, viz. mine 150, and Mr. Bakers 136; which gives 14 lb. overplus for Baker to pay me for @ 16d per pound as we at first agreed.  Deacon weighs the Dead pig and finds it (as he says) 96.  He cutts and Salts it up for me.  N.B. Deacon was troubled with me that I would not consent to give 2/ per pound for Bakers Pork, and so settle the Affair that way; where as that was what I had all along refused to do — because 2/ was the Boston price, and no allowance for carrying down and besides he said they had weighed my pigs and they fell short 15.  N.B. one Mr. Fuller from Middleton here to get Deacons Testimony about an Horse he had cutt for Terrant Putnam of Sutton.  I write the Testimony at the Deacons Request: and he signs it.  P.M. I preached at Mr. Seth Rice’s to his aged mother; from Phil. 1.21.  N.B. Mr. Rice did not come till the Exercise was over.  Capt. Wood was he that ‘Companyed me.  We visited Mr. James Maynard.  And I Stopped at Capt. Woods in my Return home.  My wife an Evening of great Pain.