September 19, 1750

1750 September 19 (Wednesday).  Messrs. Samuel and Phinehas Hardy, How, Daniel How (who often heretofore work’d at Day Labour for me) work’d upon the Roof; as did Ebenezer also.  Samuel Bumpso with help from the Carpenters got out of the Well the Great Pieces of the Rock which was blow’d yesterday and, thanks to God, without Dammage.  P.M. Sam came from Dinner to work but little before Night.  I rode over to Deacon Forbush[1] just at Eve to See if he could come to underpinn the New House.  At my return home found my Brother Samuel Parkman and with him Mr. Holland[2] of Boston on their Journey home from New-London.  Frost this Night.

[1]Jonathan Forbush of Westborough.

[2]Samuel Holland was a prominent member and later deacon of the New North Church.