1771 February 9 (Saturday). About noon came Breck and Elias from Ashburnham but from Lancaster to Day, in a violent impetuous Storm. The Wind has driven off part of my own Fence at the Well, and torn off the Covering of Mr. Andrews’s Stable, near the Meeting House, and the Covering of the Stables behind the Meeting House. P.M. the storm somewhat abated, but yet the Floods high, and the Wind strong. Difficult travelling. I gave up the Thought of going to Shrewsbury — yet at Eve came Mr. Sumner and lodged here.