May 2, 1738

1738 May 2 (Tuesday).  Hired James Bradish and Noah How to cart out Muck, but before noon came Mr. John Watkin from Upton and offer’d to undertake my Work for longer or shorter Time.  Accordingly a little before noon he went to work.  P.M. Noah went home, and Mr. Watkin wrought at the Team in his Stead.  Cool, raw weather, p.m.  Great Expectation of Rain at the dry Time, but Clouds fail.