1765 May 4 (Saturday). Thomas Still repairing the Fences at the Island. To do which he has my Oxen from Mr. Rice’s and carrys down Posts from here. Part of p.m. he (and John) dig Stones for the Wall. Then he leaves us to go to Mr. Grouts. N.B. Mr. Antipas Steward came at Eve very unexpectedly. For I Sent a Letter (as above) by Mr. Edward Barns of Marlborough last Evening to Mr. Steward to request his help the Lords Day before the Election — but now by his Coming it looked doubtfull whether I Should have that Favour then, or no: but he was so good as to engage it. He lodged here.