December 25, 1770

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.