January 15, 1777

1777 January 15 (Wednesday).  Messrs. Nathan Maynard junior and Nathaniel Chamberlin went to the ministerial Lot and cutt wood for me.  Elias went with 3 Cattle (as men speak) and sledded home two load.  Mr. Kendal has given me Account of his Endeavours to obtain Ordination but was frustrated in his whole Attempt.  I dealt plainly with him, and I hope he received it well.  May God Sett it home on his Heart!  N.B. I payd him 7 Dollars for a Gun, Cartooch Box and Ammunition.  He dined and p.m. left us to go to Framingham.  Mrs. Hawes and her sister Hill made us a Visit, and drank Tea here.