August 9, 1757

1757 August 9 (Tuesday).  Mr. Twitchell and Amon mowing at Newton Meadow and the Balks round the Island Field.  My son Thomas p.m. in carting home 2 Load.  I visited Moses Nurse.  Went to t’other House.  The Well Mr. Batheric and Amon dug in the back Pasture, dry.  Visit Mr. Ebenezer Maynard who and his wife have Fever and Ague — it has his Brother Daniel also.  Went to see their Father and dined there.  The Antient man is grown very weak; and I treat him as one Near his End: prayed with him.  We finish Haying.  News by Posts very frequently.  The Hearts of all Seem much moved.