October 2, 1765

1765 October 2 (Wednesday).  Thomas works for me in working for Mr. Nurse — that is, he makes Cyder down at Mr. Gale’s.  Billy colouring the East End of the House.  I rode to Capt. Benjamin Fays.  I Called to see Mrs. Wheelock.  Am reading Some of Dr. Swifts Writings.  His Wit was unbounded — as Lord Orrery says of a part of his works, [“]he was without a parallell;  I hope they will ever remain So.”