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.