1781 March 14 (Wednesday). I walk to Mr. Thaddeus Warrins, to get him to go to the Ministerial Lot to Split out Oake Rails — I passed over to the [blot], who Sent a large Quarter of Beef, weighed 214 also an Hear [blot] weighed 16, and with them an Head. These I gratefully accepted as fulfilling what he had said of giving me a side of Beef: especially remembering he had not long Since sent me a Number of Pieces of salt Beef, till this Should come. In returning home I called at Mr. Pierce’s and paid him 30 Dollars for mending my shovel and two Crane Eyes or Hooks. I went in to Mr. Treasurer Newtons for money, but received none.