August 29, 1758

1758 August 29 (Tuesday).  Mr. Zebulon Rice helped me.  He worked partly in the Ministerial Meadow, and partly in my Newton Meadow also.  Capt. Wood with his Team brought home two load from the Ministerial — and both Captain and Neighbour Zebulon from 4 p.m. mowed in Newton Meadow.  N.B. the Captain gave me his work.  The Hay was so mean he reckoned the Cattle would never eat it.  Since therefore the work was worth nothing, he would have nothing for it.  N.B. Monsieur Francis Robishow and his sister Nanny and Son Jacques from Acton, and his sister Gordow with her son Isaac from Southborough, came here — and dined with us.