1773 October 29 (Friday). Great Interruption by the Company, who breakfast here, and bid adieu. Mr. Morse here and pays me the 16 Dollars which I lent him for the Towns Service. I was obliged to assist in preparing for the work designed this Evening. Went to Mr. Newtons and Deacon Woods etc. to ask my Neighbours to come. Accordingly a Small Number were so kind as to assist me at Evening in drawing off the Gravel from the Knoll behind my House. Deacon Wood with a yoke of Oxen, Mr. Barnabas Newton with his Plough and oxen, Mr. Jonathan Grout with a large Gravel-Drag (except the Tongue), Mr. Spring, Wheelock, Several of the work-men from the Meeting House. However, there were in all, but a few for such a Work — neither Breck nor Harrington nor Caruth nor Snow, could be with me. Yet a good Job was done. Their Treat was Drink and Bread and Cheese.