1771 October 12 (Saturday). Joshua Winter goes to Brookfield. I was grievously exercised at times with pain in my Stomach and Bowels so that I was not able to do much in my Study — but was forced to regard the necessary and unavoidable Affairs abroad. After Such a tumultuous husking — this was a great interruption, though I did not pretend to work, but to oversee it. P.M. a Storm threatening and my 3 Youths incapable to Secure the Corn and Husks, I was obliged to go to Mr. Nurse’s and Warrins for help. Mr. Aaron Lamb and Sherbiah Fay came and assisted; also Mr. Thaddeus Warrin for an Hour or more, in sorting and carrying in Corn etc.