1774 November 10 (Thursday). I have the Comfort of a Number of my Children and others with me, this Morning. But Mr. Moore and Cousen Oliver went to Boston. John and Sophy to Lancaster. Mr. Lawrence early to Ashby. Mr. Cushing after Dinner to Shrewsbury. Mr. Fisher and his Journeyman, mend the floor before the Kitchin Hearth and putt up Mantel shelf etc. I am continually hindred and prevented in my Studys — to my Great Grief.