1749 June 13 (Tuesday). The Drought very great. An hot Morning. Lieutenant Hezekiah Ward, was by appointment at Mr. Charles Rice’s to measure the controverted Land, but he was content to wave the work and return home, and he did so. I visited Mr. Abner Newton. I talk’d earnestly against Dr. Greens preaching among us: I hope to Effect. My Young Men are at their half-hilling to Day, and Neighbour John Rogers helps them. They finish’d some time before Sun setting. There goes a great Storm of Thunder and Rain to the Northward. Scarce any Drops here.