December 21, 1736

1736 December 21 (Tuesday).  Fine Day, though somewhat windy.  Hoised the upper part of the Pump out of the Well.  The Hands were old Mr. Maynard, Mr. Joseph Green, Mr. Whipple, Brother Hicks, Ebenezer Maynard,[1] Benjamin How, with David.  The Hands were so few that it rose Slow and it hung So long upon a strain that no sooner was it out of the well than Someone Discovered the lower hook to Straiten, and as Soon as they got away from under it, the Pierce fell; a Singular Mercy of God that it was so Seasonably discovered that they were Delivered from Hurt by its falling.  Mr. Tainter and Lydia Cutting came.

[1]Ebenezer, son of David and Hannah Mainord, b. May 18, 1716 (MVR, 125).