August 11, 1749

1749 August 11 (Friday).  Mr. Andrew Farrand[1] of Kingstown in Hampshire County, here to buy my Young Horse — but does not come to my price which because of the Extremity of the Time as to Hay I ask’d him but an hundred for — nay offer’d him for ninety pounds old Tenor.  Ebenezer the ninth and last Load from the Meadow.

[1]Andrew Farran and his brother Thomas operated a grist mill in the region called Kingstown, which was incorporated as the town of Palmer in 1752.  It is in Hampden rather than Hampshire County.  J[osiah] H. Temple, History of the Town of Palmer ([Springfield], 1889), pp. 140, 445-446.