October 8, 1754

1754 October 8 (Tuesday).  To Day some of my own Family who did not use to husk, put their Hands to it.  Deacon Newton came in the Morning to assist in Counting the Contribution-Money.  We found it to be £9.6.10 old Tenor.  Noah Forbush part of p.m. husking — a number more came in the Evening, viz. Thomas Hardy, Alpheus and Abner Newton, Charles Rice and Ebenezer Rice junior — very frosty Night, they did not stay to husk the whole.