August 16, 1780

1780 August 16 (Wednesday).  Benj. Wood and his Brother John came here to be set to work.  I employed Benj. in mowing in my Newton Meadow.  John hoed a little with Billy Spring in Beeton Field — It was but of trifling Value.  P.M. Ben mowed a while, and the lesser Boy reaped and cocked — but they were all beat off by Rain, Thunder and Lightening.