. On 14 Dec., Tufts purchased 2 1/2 acres and 23 rods of salt marsh from David Bass
, paying £32 16s 3d; on 8 Jan. 1785, Tufts purchased a 20-acre lot in the Braintree
north common from James Thayer Jr. and his wife, Mary Thayer, for
, paying £60 (Deeds in Adams Office Papers, box 2, folder 13).