1780 June 2 (Friday). Though it is Friday, I seem obliged to go out and look after my Affairs. My Cattle begin to be unruly. I went to Mr. Isaac Parker’s to see what he would do about working for me instead of his Br. Ephraim, some of whose Time remains to be made up, and to make some Agreement with him to take my Young Oxen to keep. Elias goes to Hopkinton again with Mr. Cushing’s Horse with him for Mrs. Cotton, who comes here at evening. Mr. Hazeltine waits on Miss Nabby Martyn and two of Squire Baker’s Daughters, and Miss Mindwell Brigham who all (of the last) drink Tea here. Dr. Gershom Brigham makes me a visit respecting the Baptism of his new-born Twins. Mrs. Cotton lodges here. I am much prevented studying.