October 15, 1770

1770 October 15 (Monday).  Joseph returned this Morning early from Hopkinton and procures Isaac Lamb to work with him.  They cut up the rest of the Corn between the Garden and the Meeting House.  Mr. Benjamin Brigham dined with us.  Two of Sister Hicks’s Daughters, of Byfield, viz. Mrs. Pearson and Miss Naomi Bourbank, were here.  Breck came from Upton and two of Mr. Fish’s Daughters, viz. Miss Martha and Miss Hannah, who lodged here.  Am much hindred, from Sermonizing especially which I designed.  In Drapers last Paper is an account of the Death of dear Brother and old Friend, the Rev. Mr. Joseph Green of Barnstable.  It is Said universally lamented.  It was on the 4th instant in the 70th Year of his Age.  Help, Lord, the Godly Man ceaseth!  O that God would please to prepare me to follow!