1750 September 13 (Thursday). Laid out the Well. Samuel begins to digg — upon the following Terms. He says he must have five pounds If he digg Eight foot wide, and digg till he come to a good Spring. If we Shall not agree about the Spring, that he Shall Choose a Third, a majority of which Shall decide the Matter — That Samuel Shall find himself Diet; but I promise to allow him a Dram for each Day. Samuel to find Windlass and Crotches; and I am to find Tub, Chains and Rope. To these I consent. My wife rode over to Mr. Martyns a.m. I rode to Mr. Levi Brighams Child p.m. — went to Deacon Rice’s, to Ensign Bartlets, and to Mr. Martyns at Eve.
Matthias Rice of the north precinct.
Jonathan Bartlett of the north precinct.