April 23, 1781

1781 April 23 (Monday).  I rode to Mr. Abraham Woods for a piece of Cloth, which was to be pressed only: for which I gave him 9 Continental Dollars.  Called at Mr. Davis’s new Dwelling in Northborough.  When I arrived at home, I found that Mr. Brigham had Set John Moulton to plow the rest of the great Field beyond the Meeting House, has Neighbour Nathan Maynard and his Oxen to help; and thinks to go on with plowing the Ground beyond the Meeting House, up to the Burying place.  I read Shuckfords Connection of Sacred and profane History.  We are in much perplexity about our Sheep — are forced to keep them up in a Pen, and give them Hay.