Monthly Archives: November 1740

November 1, 1740

1740 November 1 (Saturday).  In the Morning I got my Horse Shod at Mr. William Witts.[1]  I broke fast at Mr. Smiths, brought up Sally Gott[2] to tarry a while at our House, but we rode first to the Burial … Continue reading

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November 2, 1740

1740 November 2 (Sunday).  Repeated Isa. 26.9.  P.M. 2 Cor. 6.1.  Mrs. Ball (wife of Nathan) din’d with us.  News that Mother Parkman was ill, Brother Elias worse, etc.

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November 3, 1740

1740 November 3 (Monday).  Brother Hicks carry’d down Sister Willard to Boston upon my Mare.  Cold.  Marritt and Dunton finish’d thrashing my Rye, and p.m. Cut Wood.  Matthias Rice[1] here. [1]The son of Benjamin Rice of Marlborough.  The Westborough church … Continue reading

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November 4, 1740

1740 November 4 (Tuesday).  Snow storm.  Neighbour John Rogers kill’d a Shoat for me (weigh’d 50).

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November 5, 1740

1740 November 5 (Wednesday).  A Thaw.  Wett weather.

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November 6, 1740

1740 November 6 (Thursday).  Covering up my well it being very pleasant weather and the Earth open.  Much Dirt had drop’d into the well by means of the Frosts.  Mr. Mead here and Mr. Billings;[1] the latter inform’d me that … Continue reading

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November 7, 1740

1740 November 7 (Friday).  Jejun. Priv.  At Eve Mr. Matthias Rice and his wife here.

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November 9, 1740

1740 November 8 (Saturday).  A very great Storm of Rain.  The Rain exceeding plentifull.

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November 9, 1740

1740 November 9 (Sunday).  2 Cor. 6.1.  All Coran, [?] absent.  Mr. Bradish and Mrs. Walker din’d with me.  I begg of God we may not continue to receive his Grace in vain.

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November 10, 1740

1740 November 10 (Monday).  Mr. Matthias Rice bought a Barrow shoat, weight 52.  Mr. Warrin winnow’d my Rye.  11 Bushels and a Peck.

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November 11, 1740

1740 November 11 (Tuesday).  Mr. Daniel Forbush[1] came and mended my Chimney, on the north side under the Roof of the House, a part of which we took off and clos’d up again.  He pointed round the Chimney, and the … Continue reading

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November 12, 1740

1740 November 12 (Wednesday).  Squawly, Snowy, etc. last night.  Cold blustering Winds this morning.  Neibbour [sic] Cook here at Evening desiring a church meeting, which I promis’d him with all Convenient Speed.  N.B. on the 12th Mr. Eliezer Rice here … Continue reading

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November 13, 1740

1740 November 13 (Thursday).  Storm of Snow, very Cold, and the Meeting House very cold and uncomfortable.  Several of the Casements down and others very loose and open.  I Spake to the people with some Resentment because I had twice … Continue reading

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November 14, 1740

1740 November 14 (Friday).  Snowy and Cold.  Could not Succeed to get my Barn fitted for my Cattle.

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November 15, 1740

1740 November 15 (Saturday).  Very Cold.  Got up Six of my Cattle.  Ensign Maynard[1] got me 2 Turns of wood.  Rainy a.m.  Reckon’d with Mr. Jonah Warrin.[2]  N.B. Several men at the meeting House endeavoring to Mend the Windows. [1]Stephen … Continue reading

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November 16, 1740

1740 November 16 (Sunday).  Very Cold.  On Isa. 26.9.  P.M. repeated sermon 1 on Ps. 5.7.  Mrs. Bellows (wife of Ithamar) din’d here.

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November 17, 1740

1740 November 17 (Monday).  Phinehas Forbush[1] p.m. cut wood gratis.  Cattle got into the Barn.  Eve Stormy. [1]Son of Deacon Joseph Forbush.  Pierce, Forbes and Forbush Genealogy, 23-26.

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November 18, 1740

1740 November 18 (Tuesday).  A great Storm of Snow.  Very Cold and tedious.  Thomas not Well.  The Business lay on me,

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November 19, 1740

1740 November 19 (Wednesday).  Sent by Brother Hicks to Ebenezer.  At Evening Mr. Jenison and Mr. Wheeler and the rest of the school Committee.  N.B. They agreed with Mr. Jenison to keep School for £65 per annum.

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November 20, 1740

1740 November 20 (Thursday).  Neighbor Aaron Forbush and Hezekiah Pratt kill’d Three Swine for me.  Weight 141, 118, 99.  Neighbor Warrin building me a Hovel.  At Evening a great Multitude were here to see Simon Tainter and Mary Bruce marry’d.  … Continue reading

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November 21, 1740

1740 November 21 (Friday).  Very fine pleasant Day, Such as we have not had for a long time.  Neighbour Warrin finishing the Hovel.  Major Keys here.[1]  Mr. Simeon Hayward[2] here.  Lieutenant Tainter cut up and salted my Pork this Evening. … Continue reading

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November 22, 1740

1740 November 22 (Saturday).  Moderate weather.  Friend Dyer of Marlborough here with Mr. Smiths[1] Horse, going to change him at Neighbour Hezekiah Pratts. [1]Rev. Aaron Smith of Marlborough.

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November 23, 1740

1740 November 23 (Sunday).  Cloudy, Sometimes Misty.  Sacrament Day.  A great Number of North Side Members absent — notwithstanding that it was the Day according to Custom; and notwithstanding that Mr. Jenison, Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Hayward were here in … Continue reading

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November 24, 1740

1740 November 24 (Monday).  Rainy, otherwise I should have expected a Number of Neighbours to get Wood for me.  At Eve Neighbor Whipple and Eliezer Rice here.

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November 25, 1740

1740 November 25 (Tuesday).  Treasurer Newton[1] settled with me for the south part of the Rates of last year.  Visited Neighbour Barns in his Confinement and weakness.  Rain. [1]Abner Newton.

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November 26, 1740

1740 November 26 (Wednesday).  Mr. Davenport (who married a Tolman) here and din’d with us.  Captain Fay and Eager here.  Rain.

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November 27, 1740

1740 November 27 (Thursday).  Very Rainy Still.  Ebenezer Maynard, and Samuel Allen[1] here.  Reading Sir Peter King’s History of the Apostles Creed.[2] [1]The son of Ephraim Allen of Westborough. [2]The History of the Apostles Creed: with Critical Observations on its … Continue reading

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November 28, 1740

1740 November 28 (Friday).  Rainy day.  Mr. Garfield[1] of Shrewsbury here. [1]Daniel Garfield.  Ward, Shrewsbury, 290.

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November 29, 1740

1740 November 29 (Saturday).  Rain continues.  A most unusual Season.  Benjamin Forbush[1] cutt wood a.m. [1]Son of Aaron Forbush.

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November 30, 1740

1740 November 30 (Sunday).  The Rain is not over yet.  Mat. 10.23.4.5.  P.M. Repeated Sermon 3 on Ps. 89.7.  Appointed a Church meeting to be tomorrow at 2 p.m.

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