December 10, 1776

1776 December 10 (Tuesday).  Mr. Francis Whipple brought me very kindly a Load of his own Wood.  This was a very providential Supply, as we were prevented going to the Ministerial Lot for any ourselves by means of the Lameness of one of my Oxen.  Dr. Crosby goes to Cambridge for his son.  I sent by him Twelve Dollars to young Prince at College which Elias borrowed of him to pay the Charges of his Inoculation, and 2 Dollars for Hastings for a Load of Wood.  N.B. Sent my Son Cushing Dr. Prideaux [Connection?] Vol. 1 by Mr. [here a line cut off at bottom of page].