October 12, 1771

1771 October 12 (Saturday).  Joshua Winter goes to Brookfield.  I was grievously exercised at times with pain in my Stomach and Bowels so that I was not able to do much in my Study — but was forced to regard the necessary and unavoidable Affairs abroad.  After Such a tumultuous husking — this was a great interruption, though I did not pretend to work, but to oversee it.  P.M. a Storm threatening and my 3 Youths incapable to Secure the Corn and Husks, I was obliged to go to Mr. Nurse’s and Warrins for help.  Mr. Aaron Lamb and Sherbiah Fay came and assisted; also Mr. Thaddeus Warrin for an Hour or more, in sorting and carrying in Corn etc.