July 4, 1748

1748 July 4 (Monday).  Mr. Samuel Harrington kindly came and hoed for me, and Samuel Forbush came for Lieutenant Tainter.  It rain’d a while — but they were not much beat off.  Thomme though he was not well, yet plough’d for them great part of the Day.  N.B. Thomme tells me that this master thinks he might be excus’d more from out door work if his Indentures were thrown up.  N.B. Ebenezer by going down into the Well to hook up the Buckett, took Cold and was Sick at Eve.  The Discharge by Vomit a great Favour.  A Storm of Thunder, Lightning and Rain at Night.