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.