October 31, 1772

1772  October 31 (Saturday).  Yesterday being rainy could not have any thing done to Save my Stacks of Husks, though they Smoked visibly.  To Day (depending upon Mr. Jonathan Barns to preach for me), I went out, and prevailed with Mr. Moses Nurse and Mr. Thaddeus Warrin to come and pitch off the Stacks and Spread the Husks abroad, and ventured to let them lie so over the Sabbath, they being too wet to make up again.  Mr. Barns did not come.  I was much perplexed — but set my Self to get ready in Case he Should not.  My Son William returns to Concord and takes with him a 2 year old Steer and a fat Heiffer which I have Sold him.