1748 August 4 (Thursday). Mr. Gershom Brigham carted home one Load of the Meadow Hay with my Team. Phinehas Maynard helping him pole and Load — and Phinehas Maynard with Ebenezers Help got home the last. The Drought very great — notwithstanding some Sprinkling at Eve. N.B. The Neighbours very kind to Mr. Rogers Since the Loss of his son in mowing, Raking and Carting his Hay both at home and his meadow — hay in which I much rejoice.