1749 June 17 (Saturday). After a very ill night I rose somewhat comfortable. Blessed be God! The prospects abroad extremely Melancholly and sorrowful. My people mowing — but yet next to nothing for their pains. I gave them order to fence off Some of the Ground for pasture. Mr. Samuel Harrington here with veal, a present to me — which was very acceptable — my Stomach being very poor. Very Hot Time — as if we should be burnt up with the Drought. I was little more than hanging about all Day.