General Introduction for 1737
Francis Walett: “The original of the diary from Sept 1728 to Jan. 1740 has evidently been lost. Fortunately a portion of this (February 1737 to November 1737) was published by the Westborough Historical Society in The Diary of Ebenezer Parkman . . . , ed. by Harriette M. Forbes (Westborough, 1899). The present editor has been completely dependent upon the transcription of Mrs. Forbes, and only minor changes of form in her text have been made. This has meant, essentially, writing out abbreviated words as has usually been done throughout the diary. Some material from Mrs. Forbes’ notes has been incorporated in this work, and numerous other references added.”
Additional Note: This version incorporates both Forbes’s and Walett’s footnotes, with the author of the various notes indicated by last name.
Harriette M. Forbes, ed., The Diary of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, of Westborough, Mass., for the Months of Feb., Mar., Apr., Oct. and Nov., 1737, Nov. and Dec. of 1778, and the Years of 1779 and 1780 ([Westborough,] 1899), 9-47. The original may be found at: https://archive.org/details/diaryofrevebenez00park.
1737 February 13 Sunday). by the means thereof. That we may be awares and have our Eyes open our minds apprehensive now, and not have the first thorow sense of those Things in the midst of the unhappy Experience of them.