May 8, 1742

1742 May 8 (Saturday).  Finished planting our Fields.  Mr. Deming[1] came; at the my Request he stayed with us.  Mr. Jenison came in the Eve designing to preach for me if I wanted Help.  Providence cast in a fine parsel of Pond Fish, by Jonathan Rogers.

[1]David Deming (1681-1746), Harvard 1700, minister at Cromwell, Connecticut, 1703-1711; Needham, 1713-1714; Medway, 1715-1722; supply minister, Lyme, Connecticut, 1723-1730, and North Lyme, Connecticut, 1736; SHG, 4:518-19.