November 1, 1766

1766 November 1 (Saturday).  This morning Mrs. Rice came to look of the Shop, as thinking I had given Encouragement that they Should come.  Whereas, by his yielding to what I had said to him of the Inconveniencys, and his informing me that Miss Dilly Fays was empty, I concluded the Matter was over.  N.B. I had a most unusually troublesome and distressing Dream last night or this morning — which makes me full of apprehensions respecting new Afflictions and Tryals — but I would treat it as a Dream.  The Lord grant me Firmness and Stability of Mind and Heart!  P.M. Mr. Daniel Steward and his sister Mary here, from Marlborough.  John brings from Lt. Bakers two Barrells of Cyder of my own Fruit.