October 5, 1769

1769 October 5 (Thursday).  Lt. Baker and Neighbour Newton plow in my further Field.  My Sons assist, with my Oxen.  Jonathan Tainter brought with their Team, a Barrell of Cyder and a Bag of Apples to cut and dry.  P.M. rode to Capt. Maynards and made some settlement with him, but received no money.  Lady Barnard and her Retinue dined there.  When I returned home found here Capt. Peter Coffin of Gloucester, and his son Peter, on their Way to Brookfield, and lodged here.  Had a Quarter of Beef of Mr. Seth Morse, wt. 120 at 3 Coppers.  Received Letters from Mr. Moore of Sept. 22 and 30, of Suse’s sore Breast, which broke on the 20th and 29th ult.