November 3, 1752

1752 November 3 (Friday).  Billy went with the Team and brought home from Mr. Jonathan Fay’s, his present a Barrell of Cyder which Ebenezer Nurse presents me, and further Lieutenant Tainter brought a Barrell of Cyder which Mr. Bowman has given.  I desire thankfully to acknowledge to Goodness of God in stirring up the Minds of His People to bestow thus bountifully upon me who am so unworthy.  My wife went to Mr. Joseph Batchellors in Grafton.  Mr. Ephraim Sherman (come from Boston with his Team) din’d with me.