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Monthly Archives: January 1736
1736 January 8 (Thursday). …and Sanctifie his sickness to him, and to all our Youth; that both the Word and Providences of God may be very awakening to them — nay unto all!! Upon these Heads our publick Prayers were … Continue reading
1736 January 9 (Friday). Bright, Cold Morning. I visited Stephen Maynard, whom instead of finding a Corps, as was most generally Expected, I perceived was the most strangely altered for the better — his Swelling gone down, his breathing Easy, … Continue reading
1736 January 10 (Saturday). Fine, bright, moderate Weather. Mr. Eliezer How of Marlborough here to take Counsel respecting his joining to the Church. Mr. Stephen Fay’s Wife also here upon a like account. At Eve Mr. Caleb Rice of Marlborough … Continue reading
1736 January 11 (Sunday). Mr. Rice preached a.m. on Ps. 19.11, p.m. on Heb. 2.3. Ebenezer not very well, but was at meeting p.m. At Eve he was somewhat aguish. Ebenezer, oldest son of Ebenezer and Mary (Champney) Parkman, b. … Continue reading
1736 January 12 (Monday). Ebenezer ill about Day-break. Continues much indisposed with a Fever and Cough. Mr. Thomas Brighamcame to ask me to the Funeral of Mr. Jabez Rice’s infant Child. Mr. Caleb Rice rode down there with us. But … Continue reading
1736 January 13 (Tuesday). Ebenezer worse with his Fever and Cough: but it was a storm of Rain and I had great interruption by variety of Bus’ness — it being Town Meeting Day, and many persons here by which I … Continue reading
1736 January 14 (Wednesday). I rode to Marlborough to Dr. Gott’s but he was gone to Sudbury. Dined at Coll. Woods. Mr. Rice and Mr. Richardson (preacher at Marlborough) came to the Colonel’s. They rode to Mr. Stone’s, I rode … Continue reading
1736 January 15 (Thursday). I Sent David Bavrick to Dr. Gott, early in the morning But he could not come up to us: but sent some Remedys. P.M. Dr. Matthews came to see Ebenezer who was very bad with both … Continue reading
1736 January 16 (Friday). Ebenezer continues very ill — but his Fever is abated although his Cough is still continual. Fine pleasant Weather. Dr. Gott visited us — fills us with Hopes. Sister Hicks watched. Parkman’s sister-in-law, Rebecca Champney, dau. … Continue reading
1736 January 17 (Saturday). Ebenezer took Physick and it worked kindly; but made him very Weak and faint. The weather very fine. Neighbour Hows youngest Son Sick. I Sat up till Twelve, and Deborah rose and Sat up the remainder … Continue reading
1736 January 18 (Sunday). I preached on Act. 1.7. God grant us the Grace of Humility, Watchfulness and Diligence, of Fervency also and Prayerfullness, that we may be ready for our Lords Summons, since we know not when the Time … Continue reading
1736 January 19 (Monday). Rainy — but not Cold. Almost all the Family indisposed — especially Lucy— but Ebenezer So lively as to be about the Room currently — the Glory be to God our Healer! At Eve Mr. Bradish, … Continue reading
1736 January 20 (Tuesday). I rose before Day on Account of little Lucy and rode to Marlborough but Dr. Gott not at home, nor to be seen till noon. I was at Mr. Hoveys (Schoolmaster) and at Mr. Brown’s (a … Continue reading
1736 January 21 (Wednesday). A sick House — Lucy very bad and my Wife taken very ill of a fever. Mr. N. Stone visited me. Dr. Gott here. My wife took a vomit. Jotham Maynard very kind, in taking Care … Continue reading
1736 January 22 (Thursday). Capt. Eager with his Team and Neighbour Nathaniel Oake and his Team, Neighbour Ephraim Allen, Jacob Rice, Caruth, Russel, Jesse Brigham, Thomas Goodenow and Jonathan Flagg here and got me to the Door 19 Load of … Continue reading
1736 January 23 (Friday). A Melancholly House! My Wife has a Strong burning — and particularly Pluretic Fever, and Lucy very low, in great Danger. Her pluretic Fever Strong, Cough Straining and in general exceeding weak and Distressed — but … Continue reading
1736 January 24 (Saturday). My Wife very ill, by means of her being so exceedingly exposed last night with the Child — Fever upon her very bad — grows worse — p.m. sent David Baverick to Cambridge to inform our … Continue reading
1736 January 25 (Sunday). In the Morning Dr. Gott came up to see my Wife. She was considerably easier, cooler and better. I could not go to Meeting, a.m. I sent Dr. Colmans Parable of the Ten Virgins, and directed … Continue reading
1736 January 26 (Monday). My Wife grows very restless again; Fever comes on. Ensign Maynard to Dr. Gott, and brought him up. She grew very bad. Sister Ruth came up. Mrs. Furbush went home. The Doctor staid all night. Sister … Continue reading
1736 January 27 (Tuesday). The Doctor went home. My Wife a pritty comfortable Day. Hopes bloom that she will recover, by Divine Favour. Mr. Cushing visited us and prayed with us. Jemima Lee watched with my wife, and Deborah with … Continue reading
1736 January 28 (Wednesday). I can’t but be of Opinion that my Wife’s Fever has regular Intermissions, for now it comes on again, and with considerable Force, but relying upon the Doctor’s Judgment I sent to him for Drugs and … Continue reading
1736 January 29 (Thursday). When the Fever came upon her so violently (as abovesaid) her Breath grew extreamly and extraordinary quick, and her heart beat wonderfully — at length one Breath (through extream quickness) was confounded into another, and that … Continue reading
1736 January 30 (Friday). Capt. Warrin extraordinary kind and helpfull. Mr. Rogers and his wife here at Eve. Neighbours took Care of Wood — Barn — etc. Neighbour Maynard here. Daniel Warrin was listed by Parkman among the “first Inhabitants … Continue reading