April 2, 1739

1739 April 2 (Monday).  Jotham Maynard came to work and Molly Bruce[1] came as a Taylor to make a Coat for Ebenezer.  Jotham beat off at Noon by the Rain.  Read in Mr. Clarks last volume of Lives.[2]  Lost Two Ewes, one yesterday, the other to Day.

[1]Mary, daughter of Abijah Bruce of Westborough.

[2]Samuel Clarke (1599-1683), an English theologian, published The Marrow of Ecclesiastical Historie, Conteined in the Lives of the Fathers, and Other Learned Men, and Famous Divines (London, 1650).  This work was enlarged and published in a variety of subsequent English editions.