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.