July 4, 1749

1749 July 4 (Tuesday).  I visited Mr. Tomlin and Bethial Tyler.  Ebenezer and Daniel Hilling and mowing.  About Noon came Mr. Jotham Brown with my son Thomas from Sudbury — the Times being so distressing, he had neither work nor plentifull provisions — and since he had Nothing to do in the shop, he thought if my son work’d abroad, it ought to be for Me, and not for him — but when it Should please God to raise us out of this Calamity then he would Send for him again.