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.