1766 July 12 (Saturday). Deacon Tainter kills a Calf for me. Dr. Hawes, Mrs. Nurse and Mrs. Johnson, each a Quarter. William came from Townshend and dined with us. He came from his House this Morning. Reckoned with Mr. Moses Nurse (after a long fruitless Endeavour to accomplish it) and pay him by a Note to Mr. Tainter — £4.17.0 old Tenor. Caleb works for Dr. — tends the Hay the rest. John went with two Yoke of Oxen to the Forbes Saw Mill and brought a Load of good slabs to floor our Barn Bay before we put Hay into it — and p.m. Caleb Strives to get home the Hay From the Meadow. Brings the most of it in one great Load.