October 1, 1740

1740 October 1 (Wednesday).  Sam Bumpso Thrashing Wheat Still.  Finish’d it somewhat before night, and winnow’d it over a first Time.  Mr. Baxter and Madam in their return from Brimfield call’d here a while.  P.M. I visited Thomas Bruces Wife, Ensign Forbushs Child, and Neighbor Cooks[1] Children who were sick, and had my Mare shod.  Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Whittemore visited Sister Hicks.

[1]Cornelius Cook, the blacksmith.