1770 December 25 (Tuesday). Elisha Forbes brings a Quarter of Beef. Weighed 86. [Marginal notation: This Beef came on the 26.] P.M. I rode to Southborough. Paid Capt. Ward £8.19.6 old Tenor in full. Mr. Stone and his wife were gone to Marlborough. I followed them there, to their son Rice’s. N.B. I had never seen them since the marriage till now. Mr. Luke Drury was my Company from Southborough. They are preparing for a new session of Grafton-Council. In returning I called to see Mr. William Brighams new Wife, and Mr. Andrews Children, ill of the Canker. May God be praised for my Preservation when my Horse threw me down.