May 15, 1752

1752 May 15 (Friday).  Mr. Zebulon Rice at the Frame.  Added to him afterwards were, Mr. Batherick, Mr. Grow — old Mr. Graves, and Mr. Simon Tainter — who work’d and din’d with us.  In the afternoon by the help of a Sufficient Number of Hands (about 70 Great and Small) we rais’d the Barn.  30 feet long and 28 wide — and through the Goodness of God there was no Evil Accident.  I had provided only for about a Score, yet I hope no one went away without some refreshment.  It was only Cake and Cheese and Butter etc.