August 1, 1724

1724 August 1 (Saturday).  I prepar’d for the Sabbath.  Mr. John Prat came to Me concerning my Hay.  He had bargain’d with me to take it by the Halves.  But his Business now was to tell me that he had found that was like to be but about 7 Loads and he thought I had better profit all for my own Spending.  He said he had got Two loads of it in Cock for me.  I Should be welcome to his Labour therein and he would help Me in Mowing another Day if I could procure him Company.  I was very thankful to his kind Disposition and determin’d to accept.  About nine this Evening we had an Alarm all over Town but heard no Cause.