1756 November 16 (Tuesday). Billy has his Brothers Oxen and a Yoke of Mr. D. Hardy’s, and Nathan Kenny helps him in ploughing; and in harrowing in Rye, in the field behind the Meeting House. Mr. Aaron Nurse sows the Grain. N.B. Samuel Hicks here. Dines with us; and informs me that his Father is at Worcester; and, as he expressed it, has taken the Strong Fort there.