Ten Yoke of Oxen and twelve hands ploughing in the meadow. It is astonishing that
such a Meadow should have lain so long in such a State. Brakes, Hassock Grass, Cramberry
Vines, Poke or Skunk Cabbage, Button Bushes, alder Bushes, old Stumps and Roots, Rocks,
Turtles, Eels, Frogs, were the Chief Things to be found in it. But I presume it may
be made to produce Indian and English Grain, and English Grass, especially Herdsgrass
in Abundance. At least the Beauty of the Meadow and the Sweetness of it and the Air
over it will be improved. Brackets, Vintons and My Brothers oxen added to mine and
those from Abington.