1771 May 24 (Friday). Went to Mr. Morse and obtained Chestnut Timber for Posts for my Fence in the fore yard. Breck and Joseph go and hew and bring it with my Oxen. Brother Breck lodged at Capt. Maynards last night. Cousin Betty Gott is come with him. He came hither but he did not tarry. Goes on his Journey to Boston. N.B. He has informed me that my Son Alexanders Wife is brought to Bed and has a Son. Mr. Moore came, late at Night, by the way of Oxford, in a Chair, with a Letter from Suse requesting Sophy may go to Rochester.