1772 October 9 (Friday). Mrs. Hawes brought her aged Mother to see us. They drink Tea with us. Still the distressing Rains and the Cloudy Weather continue; except that sometimes the Sun has broke out, and there is much less wet to day. It is feared the Indian Corn will suffer in the Field; moulding in the Husk. At Evening came Mr. Jonathan Child to forward his owning the Covenant, but I was obliged to delay it, and lent him Bishop Beveridge’s private Thoughts.