May 9, 1771

1771 May 9 (Thursday).  His Errand he obtains, viz. to drive up Alexanders Cow and Calf and with them a Shoat which I have given him.  He goes off with them — and my Son Elias to assist him.  Joseph and the other Elias go with the Team to Mr. Forbes Saw Mill and brings home Boards, Slabbs etc.  P.M. They go with the Team to the Interval, and gather off what the River, when high, had brought upon my mowing Grounds.  They bring home two Jaggs of various stuff.  I rode over to Mr. Fessendens to see his Mother — to Mr. Benjamin Hows — was at the other Houses in that Corner.  But Capt. Maynard was not at home, So that I could not reckon with him.  Met Brother Brown in his Return from Leicester, whither he had been to drive up young Cattle to pasture.  18 of them.  He tells me the next Care must be to help Alexander in selling his Thief, who yet lies in Jail at Worcester.