1769 December 18 (Monday). Went over to the Ministerial Lot; a great White Oake Tree marked M has been cut down. Mr. Beeton, who was with me, says it was by Mr. Fessenden. Went to Mr. Benjamin Hows and to Mr. Fessendens. Visit Mrs. Maynard who is in a low Condition by excessive Hemorrages. Dined with her. Capt. was out on Jonathan Hows Land, measuring and about to buy it. P.M. I visited at Mr. Jonathan Grouts, his young Child languishing. Prayed there. At Eve my son Ebenezer returns hither from Cambridge.