October 1, 1773

1773 October 1 (Friday).  Blessed be God who upholds me from one Month to another.  May I have Wisdom and Grace Suitably to improve my Time; this rich Talent!  Mrs. Prudence Rice, Wife of Mr. Elijah, from Hennecker, and her sister Miss Lydia Hardy, dined here.  Cousen Maynard made us a Visit.  Mr. Joseph Belknap brings his and his Wife’s Relation.  At Eve Neighbour Newton with his Oxen, assist in plowing, and a Number of Neighbours in levelling the Knoll at the back of the House.  But Breck went to Lancaster.