October 5, 1740

1740 October 5 (Sunday).  Greatly afflicted with the Cattle breaking into the Corn.  Rainy Day.  Mr. John Ballantine preach’d a.m. on 1 Tim. 5.22.  P.M. on Eccl. 1.2.  The Chief, Rice not well.  Was at my House at Eve as he went from his Brother Wards to his Brother Seths.  In the middle of the Night was call’d out of my Bed because the Cattle had broke into the Corn.