1778 September 19 (Saturday). I have no Message from Mr. Bonds, but hear that John is like to Recover. Isaac Forbush comes to buy my Oxen — says they are worth 80£ (lawful money) — but Mr. Isaac Parker having them and bespoke them I can’t sell them. Am closely engaged in my Preparations. May God graciously assist! John Honeywood with us — reading, drawing, etc.