1772 May 16 (Saturday). Phinehas begins to Plant in the further Field — assisted by my Elias. Mr. Bradshaw complains much of Indisposition — Pain in his Breast etc. I am Somewhat disquieted that Mr. Bass would come here to trade, when So advertised by my Son, previously; and that my Neighbours, especially that one so friendly and near as ________ ________, Should So assist him in it, when it is So apparently to my Son’s great Detriment. But I would view the Sovereign Dispositions of divine Providence etc. And desire to Observe the Hand of God in all that is done. Deacon Brown called in his returning from Leicester. Elias returned from Brookfield.