1765 October 12 (Saturday). Have a Bar of Iron of Mr. Nurse, which weighed 11 3/4 lbs. This Bar is put instead of a Mantle-Tree. Mr. Hastings finishes and some Pointing in the Cellar, before Dinner. Having dined, I paid him £1.16.3 old Tenor and he left us. Thomas variously employed — but the Corn too Wet to be meddled with.