August 4, 1755

1755 August 4 (Monday).  Mr. Richard Kelly and Mr. John Freeland came to reap for me: but it rain’d so hard they were prevented.  They din’d with us.  P.M. 3 hours they went to it and reap’d till night.  I gave ‘em 14/ old Tenor.  Mr. Zebulun Rice work’d p.m. in taking out a Summer at my Stable which was broke, and put in One or Two others instead of it to bear up the Scaffold.  N.B. Deacon Bond and Alpheus Newton help’d in Pitching off the Barley and Hay — and Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlin in Pitching it on again, to its place.