1748 July 18 (Monday). Mr. Dunlop came and reap’d a.m. and Samuel Burnap so came gratis and mow’d. Rain part of the Day. They got in one Load of Rye before the Rains. Mr. Dunlop went away p.m. after reaping a while. They all (of ‘em) got down the Rie. I visited Mrs. Tomlin and Neighbour How, and at the same time endeavour’d to inform my neighbours of the Design a Number on the Southside have to mow my meadow tomorrow (if it be fair) and therefore I shall need Rakers. Forbush (who keeps School at Mr. Joslins) here, and the Rain prevailing, he lodg’d here.