1781 December 4 (Tuesday). Benjamin Bowman came to live here to take Care of my Cattle, chop Wood, make the Fires, etc., and to learn to write, Cypher. P.M. I preached at Mr. Gale’s on Phil. 1.21 to p. 15. Very few there. Only Mr. Daniel Stockwell and about half a dozen Women, besides those who belonged to the House, and Mr. Brigham with my Daughter from my own House.