1776 January 3 (Wednesday). Mr. Joseph McCulloch, being returned from the Army (as the rest of the soldiers of the former enlistment are), was here and helped in Killing Some of our Pork, viz. a Sow weighing (at Evening) 210, and a Pig of 120. My Son Breck was with him in doing it. P.M. I visited old Mr. Whitney, who continues paralytic. He could not speak at all — his Mouth is drawn on one side: but seems to have the use of his Reason. His Wife is much indisposed also. By Desire I prayed with them in their Affliction. At Eve Hannah goes to watch with her Cousen Davis. Mr. Cullock comes and cutts out and Salts up our Pork: and Mr. Elisha Forbes with a variety of worthy presents to Me, Cheese, Beef etc.