1752 April 8 (Wednesday). The Breaking up Team came again this Morning and finish’d their Work. Mr. Ebenezer Nurse’s came with his son Moses, viz. 4 Oxen, instead of Mr. Grouts. N.B. Mr. Pratt gives his man Cornelius’s Work t’other Day in my Cellar and his oxens work yesterday and this morning, but asks pay for one Day for himself. Mr. Nurses Team with Moses tarrys all the forenoon. Mr. Pierce and Elijah Rice at the Stone Wall to Day. My Son Ebenezer first begins to plough for sowing at the old place. I rode to Grafton Lecture and preach’d on Rev. 22.16. Return’d at Eve. Ebenezer here at Eve and rode home his Mare. N.B. Talk’d of his taking the place to the Halves etc.