1774 December 13 (Tuesday). Settle with him as to his fat Cow at 17d, Hide, Beef and Tallow. Pay him 4 Dollars and 9£ 10/ on Watsons Note, which I delivered to him to carry to Alexander and he leaves us for Brookfield. Joshua Hemingway from Mr. Cushings, came, dined and p.m. left us. Am engaged from Day to Day in My preparations. Dr. Hawes delivered to [me] a paper from the Congress to be read Publickly. The first part contains their Recommendation of Contribution for the poor of Boston and Charlestown; The second part was a Letter to me to recommend to my people Complyance with the Resolves of the general Congress.