Monthly Archives: March 1736

March 1, 1736

1736 March 1 (Monday).  Mr. Ivory Hovey, who kept Sabbath with me, returned to Marlborough.  Mr. Livermore brought home my Books new Vamped.  Brother Asher Rice very much unsays what he Said to me on Saturday, by way of Satisfaction … Continue reading

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March 2, 1736

1736 March 2 (Tuesday).  The Snow has turned to Rain.  The Ground was much thawed and open before the Snow came, So that now it is exceeding heavy, Sloppy going.  <Word crossed out.>  William Stacey is glazing glazed my Kitchin.  … Continue reading

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March 3, 1736

1736 March 3 (Wednesday).  Mr. Barrett of Hopkinton visited me.

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March 4, 1736

1736 March 4 (Thursday).  I rode to Southborough expecting to hear Mr. Loring[1] at the Lecture there, but he did not come.  Mr. Stone overcame <prevailed with> came prevailed with me to preach — which I did on Joh. 9, … Continue reading

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March 5, 1736

1736 March 5 (Friday).  The Adjournment of the Town Meeting.  A warm, still, pleasant forenoon.  Cloudy and somewhat Raw p.m.  N.B. Brother Asher Rice very much [unravels?] what he did by way of acknowledgment of his Fault and presses in … Continue reading

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March 6, 1736

1736 March 6 (Saturday).  Very pleasant Weather.  Old Mr. Maynard came and Cut wood for the Sabbath, as he has kindly done for several Saturdays.

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March 7, 1736

1736 March 7 (Sunday).  I preached upon Mat. 24.44.  And O that the Effect of these Discourses might be (along with the awfull Providences of God) to quicken me, my Family and the People of God to get and keep … Continue reading

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March 8, 1736

1736 March 8 (Monday).  Sister Ruth rode with me to Cambridge.  Set out from home about 1/2 after 10 a.m.  Heavy Travelling, yet got down before Daylight down.  Mrs. Susan. Champney[1] at Fathers. [1]Susannah, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Champney, … Continue reading

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March 9, 1736

1736 March 9 (Tuesday).  I rode to Charleston — Mr. Breck[1] of Springfield with me.  Dined with my Honoured Mother[2] at Boston.  Spent the Afternoon and Eve among my Relatives.  N.B. Capt. Malachi Foot and his Wife from New York … Continue reading

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March 10, 1736

1736 March 10 (Wednesday).  Variously taken up with Visits and Business.  At Mr. Fennels[1] (Bookseller) Shop — Dr. John Perkins[2] there.  He informs me that many in Town are sick of the Kingston Distemper,[3] and that more dye of it … Continue reading

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March 11, 1736

1736 March 11 (Thursday).  Rose Comfortable (Grat. D.).  Mr. Cooper[1] Lecture on Deut. 32.29.  Dined at Brother Alexanders.  At Eve went over the Ferry with one Mr. Bradshaw[2] of Medford, whom I found at Brother William’s.[3]  When I came to … Continue reading

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March 12, 1736

1736 March 12 (Friday).  Sister Ruth very bad indeed — casting[1] — Fainting etc.  Brother rode to the Doctor.  I rode to Town for some New supply.  A stormy Raw, Snowy Day.  The Doctor visited and tarried till almost night.  … Continue reading

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March 13, 1736

1736 March 13 (Saturday).  Sister in less Pain, and less Casting, more inclined to Doze and Drouze — otherwise no alteration with her.  But although she is detained from her intended Journey [back to Westborough?] and seems to be going … Continue reading

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March 14, 1736

1736 March 14 (Sunday).  I repeated (to the 14th Page) my sermon on 2 Thess. 1.8.9.[1]  Cousin Winchester[2] went out ill, p.m.  Very lonely at Eve. [1]2 Thess. 1.8.9, “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, … Continue reading

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March 15, 1736

1736 March 15 (Monday).  The Town met again and chose all their Town Officers anew, and in Peace.  N.B. Brother Hicks rode to Cambridge.  In the Eve it was so cloudy during great part of the Eclipse that we could … Continue reading

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March 16, 1736

1736 March 16 (Tuesday).  [No entry.]

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March 17, 1736

1736 March 17 (Wednesday).  I Catechized at the Meeting House a.m., at my own House p.m.  N.B. Mr. Thomas Ward[1] here. [1]Parkman listed Thomas Ward among the first inhabitants of Westborough; flyleaf, WCR.  Ward d. at Plainfield, Aug. 6, 1747; … Continue reading

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March 18, 1736

1736 March 18 (Thursday).  I rode up to Grafton to visit Mr. Prentice, who with his wife had expressed (by Letter) a most tender Sympathy under my bereaved Circumstances.  When I returned in the Eve, Brother Hicks being come back … Continue reading

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March 19, 1736

1736 March 19 (Friday).  There came Two Teams, namely Neighbour Hezekiah Pratt and Eliezer Rice, and the following Hands to Cutt wood for me to Day, Scil.: Neighbour John Pratt, James Maynard, Whipple, Eliezer Ward, Increase Ward,[1] William and Jonathan … Continue reading

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March 20, 1736

1736 March 20 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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March 21, 1736

1736 March 21 (Sunday).  I repeated to page 18 of Sermon on 2 Thess. 1.8.9 a.m.  On Job 19.25.26.27 p.m.

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March 22, 1736

1736 March 22 (Monday).  I rode to Mr. Daniel Maynards of Marlborough, to the Widow Bents, Madam Brecks and to see Mr. Joseph Gardner (See the 13th Day).  We dined at Coll. Woods’s.  P.M. we visited Mr. Hovey, keeping his … Continue reading

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March 23, 1736

1736 March 23 (Tuesday).  I went over to the North side of the Town to prevent or Change the Design of that Corner, to come and get Wood for me — for I had purposed to go to Boston that … Continue reading

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March 24, 1736

1736 March 24 (Wednesday).  Sharp Toothach in the Morning.  Easier when my Blister began to draw well.  Lieutenant Holloway, Mr. Wheeler, Livermore, Neighbour Ball, Billings, Cwees, Silas and Timothy Fay, ________ Cutting, Phinehas Ball (sent my [sic] Mr. James Ball) … Continue reading

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March 25, 1736

1736 March 25 (Thursday).  Mrs. Ruth Fay[1] (wife of Neighbour Stephen Fay) here to be Examined. [1]Ruth Fay, wife of Stephen Fay, joined the church, June 3, 1736 (WCR, 41).

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March 26, 1736

1736 March 26 (Friday).  Snow and Rain.  David Bavrick came to work with me.  My agreement is (by Divine Leave) for six Months, for 24£ and he is to take and do one sort of Business as well as another, … Continue reading

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March 27, 1736

1736 March 27 (Saturday).  Very much Afflicted with the Tooth Ach or Ague in my Face.

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March 28, 1736

1736 March 28 (Sunday).  Detained from the public Service by the Ague.  I have drawn one Blister after another: and by them at length came relief.  Dr. Colmans Sermon on Mat. 25, (I think) v. 8, was read a.m. and … Continue reading

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March 29, 1736

1736 March 29 (Monday).  It was remarkable how Compassionate and assisting Deborah was to me during my Pains and anguishes by the Tooth ach.  Mr. Livermore brought up from Boston Monsieur Saurins Dissertation[1] (which I lately bought at Mr. Cor’s … Continue reading

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March 30, 1736

1736 March 30 (Tuesday).  A great Multiplicity of Business before me, particularly in the Preparations for the Fast.  As for David, he has been Casing the Kitchin windows etc., various Jobbs of Housework.

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March 31, 1736

1736 March 31 (Wednesday).  [No entry.]

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