September 13, 1751

1751 September 13 (Friday).  Had word that Mr. William Goss at Shrewsbury had Floor Boards which hew’d lay at my Door for a small Matter of ready Money.  I borrow’d 3 Dollars at Squire Bakers, and sent Mr. Aaron Nurse to Mr. Goss; but without success — for when he come to see his Boards, he found they had taken Dammage through ill-sticking.  But this Affair was a great Interruption to my Studys and Perplexity to my mind.  P.M. Eliezer Rice, Mr. Fortner etc.