July 27, 1776

1776 July 27 (Saturday).  I rode over to Mr. John Chamberlain to hire him to come to work for me, and he consents.  Mr. Moses Nurse mowed for me a.m., at the Island-Brook: and afternoon I worked in Raking etc.  N.B. I had prepared as much of a Sermon as was sufficient for one Exercise.  But urgent Necessity now compelled me.  Mrs. Wheelock with me before Night.