October 1, 1754

1754 October 1 (Tuesday).  Was up at 4, morning, and Saw the Eclipse: and before Light took up a large, well-fill’d Hive of Bees.  Mr. Jonas Twitchell work’d for me in clearing the Newton Meadow.  Sent home to Mr. Samuel Livermore junior the fourth Volume of the Foundling; by the Hand of Mr. Joseph Stretton of Waltham.  A.M. exceedingly perplex’d for want of money to pay my just Debts and especially for Spinning.  I went to Ensign Fay to borrow, but very much in Vain.  We are also out of Cyder, and I sought to him for present Supply; which I answer’d my End in — but remain in great difficulty on the other Account.