1756 May 19 (Wednesday). Mr. Charles Rice came in the Morning and finished the dropping my Corn, and a.m. Billy finished the covering. I visited my son and Daughter and the New born Infant. May God be gracious to them and quicken them to all the Duty incumbent on them! But it is matter of great Grief that way is not, to this Day, made for the Dedicating these Children to God in His holy Ordinance. I visited Old Mrs. Hannah Rice, and dined there (at Mr. Seth Rice’s). Visited Eight Familys that way; and returned at Evening. Billy p.m. helps his Brother get ready for Planting. N.B. We had a swarm of Bees thus early.