Billings sober and steady, persevering in his declaration that he will not drink,
these 12 months. Paid Trask in full sixteen Dollars for 24 Days Works. He insisted
on 4s. a Day. He has finished clearing the Swamp on Penns Hill this day.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.