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.