August 24, 1778

1778 August 24 (Monday).  Visit and pray with Mr. Broad, who bleeds at times and is very weak and feeble.  I went to Squire Bakers — reckoned with him: and received the Ballance between the Oxen which he had of me, and the Cow which I had of him — viz. 999 lb. @ 9d per pound.  It amounted to 37£ 9.3 and he paid me 37.10.0.  I dined there.  Borrowed Mr. James Janaways best Friend etc.[1]  Called to see Mrs. Keen.  Went in to Deacon Woods.  Capt. Elderkin not there.  At home found Ebenezer Briant — but he has come to tell Timothy of their Fathers Sickness and Danger, and that his F__________ must See him.

[1]James Janeway (1636?-1674), Heaven upon earth; or, The best friend in the worst times. Being an earnest exhortation to get acquainted with God, as the only way to real good and blessedness (Boston: Z. Fowle and S. Draper, 1760).  From the 3rd ed.  Evans 8625