April 16, 1756

1756 April 16 (Friday).  It has been a dry hot season of late, but to Day Cloudy and p.m. rain.  Mr. Jonah Warrin came with 4 Oxen, Ensign Harrington with 4 and Mr. Benjamin Tainter with 6, cross-ploughed the rest of my Field behind the Meeting House; and finished by 5 p.m. though it rained hard.  Elisha Jones at work at the Kitchin.  At Eve came the late Treasurer Phinehas Hardy, and Collector Daniel Warrin; but they don’t make up.  The storm prevails, and one of my young Cattle missing — the Evening Dark, it can’t be found.