July 23, 1748

1748 July 23 (Saturday).  I rose early and went to Captain Bakers to desire him to Cart for me — Since my Hay was now ready: but (though he went to Stephen Fay’s to get his Cattle for it) he could not.  I proceeded to Lieutenant Tainters.  He agreed to go to Day if Captain Baker went to Day — but he chose to deferr it till Monday.  I had considerable of work in my Hay to do at Home, though it be Such a Day in the Week — but in providence Mr. Dunlop was passing from Marlborough, and I laid hold on him.  Ebenezer and he got in 2 Load of Hay that was at Home — and then went to the Meadow to rake what was left and to bring home 1 Load of Hay.  He did the Latter but omitted the former.  I was ill at Eve.