1778 May 16 (Saturday). Wrote to Mr. Stone about Mr. Lorings Diary [illegible] that our propriety in it is a joint propriety: and that it can’t be divided. Mr. David Stow of Grafton here and dines. I give him Salt for the sheep, and Rum against the washing of them. To my great Regret I was continually taken up with the Small Affairs of the Garden, the Cattle, etc. etc. Breck returned from Boston and Cambridge late at night.