July 22, 1746

1746 July 22 (Tuesday).  My Interruption great by Cattle breaking into my Corn.  Ebenezer and Thomme at Meadow.  Read four Necessary Cases of Conscience of daily use by Mr. Thomas Shepherd,[1] in a Letter to a Friend of his — with a Discourse of that Friends added — viz. R. H. [blank], which the Lord make Spiritually useful to me!  Finish’d the second Volume of Pamela.  See some Remarks I would draw up, on this Latter Piece.

[1]This obscure work of the famous Puritan divine Thomas Shepard (1605-1649), was published under the title Four Necessary Cases of Conscience of Daily Use (London, 1661?).