1770 December 27 (Thursday). Deacon Wood going to Boston I wrote by him to my son Samuel. Lent the Deacon 5 Dollars. Read Mr. Maccartys very Serious and pertinent Discourse previous to the Execution of poor William Linsey. May it be blessed to my own Awakening and Quickening! At Eve Mr. Thaddeus Warrin came and cut out and Salted up 3 Quarters of Beef.