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Monthly Archives: December 1739
1739 December 1 (Saturday). Molly Lee continues here yet. My wife Still very much Confin’d and in grievous Smart. Dr. Gott call’d here as he was visiting Several patients. A Bath which he directed to, gave her much Ease. Mr. … Continue reading
1739 December 2 (Sunday). Mr. Jenison on Job 14.14. Molly Lee having gone home last night, Bekky Hicks came for to Day. N.B. Sister Hicks’s kindness in coming over to dress my Wife’s wound. Mrs. Harrington of Framingham din’d with … Continue reading
1739 December 3 (Monday). Mr. Jenison left us early in the Morning tough it was rainy. Molly Lee again. Dr. Gotts Young Man, Hemingway, here. Molly Lee making Soap. Dark, misty weather.
1739 December 4 (Tuesday). Misty and Dull weather a.m. Mr. Williams bought my Calves and agreed to give me 50 shillings for one and 30 shillings for the other. He Shod my Mare round and cork’d her for the Winter.
1739 December 5 (Wednesday). My Wife in very great Pain and Distress all the forenoon. P.M. Easyer. At Eve Captain Eager here. Brother Samuel Breck, and Gad Hitchcock came from Springfield, after having had the Meazles up there. N.B. Samuel … Continue reading
1739 December 6 (Thursday). Breck and Hitchcock rode off very Early. A pleasant Day. I went out abroad in the middle of the Day. N.B. Father Champney continues among us — lodges at Brother Hicks and comes over to us … Continue reading
1739 December 7 (Friday). The Honorable Thomas Hutchinsons Funeral at Boston. Father Champney went home.
1739 December 8 (Saturday). Mr. Tainter p.m. with his Team to get down Some Loggs.
1739 December 9 (Sunday). Moderate Weather till Evening when it blew up Cold. Mr. Jenison on Ps. 110.3 and Prov. 16.31.
1739 December 10 (Monday). Mr. Jenison went away early. Cold Morning but pleasant sunshine. Town Met to grant Money for preaching. At Evening Sundry Neighbours here. N.B. Mr. Tainters advice to offer the Town to bear Some part of the … Continue reading
1739 December 11 (Tuesday). Cloudy. Continue upon Chubb. Old Mrs. Howard bury’d. Mr. Cushing here.
1739 December 12 (Wednesday). Rain. Finish’d Chubb. Meazles go from house to House. Jotham Maynard dress’d Flax for us. Reckon’d with Samuel Bumpso and William Johnson. Wrote to Mrs. Pierpoint. Widow of the Rev. James Pierpont of New Haven. [This … Continue reading
1739 December 13 (Thursday). Cold — windy. Old Mr. Green here. P.M. Major Keys — Mr. Jonathan Hemingway. Jeduthan Fay brought up his wife. David Baverick had my Mare to Meet the Company at Marlborough. I began to sermonize again. … Continue reading
1739 December 14 (Friday). Cold.
1739 December 15 (Saturday). Cold decreas’d Somewhat. Mr. Timothy Harrington came.
1739 December 16 (Sunday). Mr. Harrington preach’d in Mr. Jenisons Stead, who preach’d at Marlborough. Mr. Harringtons Text Isa. 52.7, p.m. 1 Tim. 4.8, latter part. Fine Moderate Day, but the Earth too Damp and the Meeting House to[o] chilling … Continue reading
1739 December 17 (Monday). Rainy Morn — Cloudy, Damp. Lieutenant Tainter came and waited upon his Kinsman to his House. N.B. Mr. David Baverick and Samuel Bumpso bargained with me to Clear my Swamp for 40 shillings per Acre and … Continue reading
1739 December 18 (Tuesday). Bright and Warm in the Middle of the Day. Dr. Gott here and din’d with us. P.M. I was invited out by the fitness of the Day and I rode to the Barn and round the … Continue reading
1739 December 19 (Wednesday). P.M. Dr. Deming of Lime, heretofore Minister of Medway, came with Mr. Stone from Southborough to See me, and Mr. Deming tarry’d all night. Memorandum. Old Mr. Increase Ward dy’d last Night. N.B. He was the … Continue reading
1739 December 20 (Thursday). Mr. Deming, having din’d, return’d to Marlborough. Lieutenant Tainter here. N.B. free, friendly mutual admonitions. Funeral of Mr. Ward. Mr. Cushing here at Evening.
1739 December 21 (Friday). Pleasant Weather. I rode up to the Upper Grounds, and to the Edge of the Wood. Mr. Goddard of Leicester and his Brother Ebenezer here at Evening. Rev. David Goddard (HC 1731), minister at Leicester, Mass.,1736-1754. … Continue reading
1739 December 22 (Saturday). Mr. Jenison came at Evening, I being at my Study.
1739 December 23 (Sunday). Being a Fine pleasant Day I ventur’d to Meeting. I pray’d a.m. and Mr. Jenison preach’d on Numb. 23.10. Mr. Jenison pray’d p.m. and I preach’d on Ps. 68.20, and baptiz’d Two Children, But was so … Continue reading
1739 December 24 (Monday). Mr. Jenison went away. N.B. Mr. Tainter with his Team p.m. and got us wood.
1739 December 25 (Tuesday). My Wife had been not well in the Night — continued ill at Times with Travail pains most of the Day, yet kept up, and din’d with us. I sent for Mrs. Clark of Shrewsbury but … Continue reading
1739 December 26 (Wednesday). It has been a very open, warm Season for Some Time, Insomuch that within these few Dayes Some People have plough’d and Sow’d. But this Morning was Snowy — a Snowy Day. I improv’d Ebenezer Maynard … Continue reading
1739 December 27 (Thursday). The cold I complain’d of Yesterday, increases upon me — some pains in my Limbs, but chiefly an hoarseness of Voice. Justice Lee of Worcester here all Evening. Somewhat Cold. Henry Lee, a justice of the … Continue reading
1739 December 28 (Friday). Justice Lee here again in the Morning. David Baverick here also. My Cold continues and renders me uncomfortable on various accounts. N.B. Mrs. Forbush called up out of her Bed and carry’d off by Neighbour Thurston, … Continue reading
1739 December 29 (Saturday). Sent Ebenezer to Cousin Winchesters for Nurse Sherman who came. Pleasant Weather though Somewhat Cold. My Hoarseness remains.
1739 December 30 (Sunday). I was under great Indisposition both by Pain and by Hoarseness and went out with much Difficulty and doubting of the Event, carrying with me a Book that if I should be oblig’d to return home … Continue reading