1757 August 4 (Thursday). Thomas very earnest about buying Merchant Rice’s House. I visit Mr. Williams’s Child, which is much revived. My son Thomas works for me at the Meadow — p.m. worked for Neighbour Eliezer Rice who brought up the last Load out of the Meadow, and run it into his own Barn till morning. P.M. I preached at the Private Meeting at Mrs. Grout’s on Joel 3.13, first part. My Wife with me. We visited old Mr. Fay and his Wife and at Capt. Woods. At our Return home found Mr. Oliver Carter of Leominster here, who is come for the Result. He lodges here. N.B. Mr. James Bowman brings me One of Mr. Niles’s Books against John Taylor of Original Sin. N.B. Amon Blanc works not for me, but for Mr. Edwards Whipple.