1759 August 2 (Thursday). Mr. Twitchel came to mowe for me, when for two Reasons it was less agreeable to me than if it had been some Days past, One, I should not be so well able to take Care of it. The Other, it looked exceedingly like to be foul weather. As it proved; for before Night it rained upon the Hay. Deacon Tainter came and ploughed with my Mare, not without turbulent Opposition: He worked till middle of afternoon: And he sowed Rye for me (behind the Meeting House). I rode down into the Eastern part, visited at almost every House, but went particularly to see Mr. Ithamar Bellows wife who has been sick (and there dined) and to see Mr. Abraham Beemans Child which was lately prayed for. Visited Mrs. Adams. In returning home I took a great Cold, as the thunderstorm arose and I was filled with pain. Mr. Twitchell lodges here.