July 21, 1740

1740 July 21 (Monday).  Thomas Winchester and Thomas Whitney went with Edward Whipple to mow in the Meadow.  Thomas Whitney soon cutt himself and went home.  My little Boys considerable of Hay to take Care of and nobody to help ‘em.  P.M. Messrs. Whipples brought home (with one Team) Two Load of Hay from the Meadow and got up one Load from below my old House and southside.  Sold them a Barrell of Cyder for 16 Shillings.  N.B. Neighbor Cook[1] and John Rogers in Contest before Colonel Nahum Ward.[2]

[1]Cornelius Cook.

[2]The magistrate, of Shrewsbury.