June 17, 1749

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.