1759 August 4 (Saturday). Mr. Twitchell and Mr. Joseph Bruce work here. They hoe a.m. in the Field behind the Meeting House. P.M. they get home a Load of Hay part of it from the Maynard Meadow, part from my own. These Things are inexpressible Hindrances to my studys, but I have prepared somewhat as I have been wont. But about 3 p.m. came my Brother Samuel and his Daughter Nabby, which rendered it impossible for me to do much more in my studys. Master Fessenden also came, p.m., brought me a little more money from Mr. Jonathan Fay. Such Interruptions even by the most agreeable Friends is very Troublesome at this Time in the Week.