Monthly Archives: January 1742

January 1, 1742

General Introduction for 1742 The American Antiquarian Society acquired Ebenezer Parkman’s diaries for 1736 and 1742 in 1985, some two decades after the serial publication of Parkman’s diary, through 1755, in the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society.  Portions of … Continue reading

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January 2, 1742

1742 January 2 (Saturday).  Mr. Jenison[1] very ill, yet rode over to the North side to preach there. [1]William Jenison (1707-1750), Harvard 1724, former minister of the Second or East Church of Salem, 1728-1736, sometime schoolmaster in Westborough, and occasional … Continue reading

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January 3, 1742

1742 January 3 (Sunday).  I preached on 1 Thess. 1.10.  Mrs. Thurston[1] and Mrs. Lawrence[2] dined with me. [1]Probably Dorothy, wife of Joseph Thurston.  They were admitted to the Westborough church, Nov. 8, 1741, by dismissal from Marlborough (Dorothy) and … Continue reading

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January 4, 1742

1742 January 4 (Monday).  Town Meeting.  Great Disquietment in Town about Dividing the Town.  William Pierce[1] and Cornelius Biglo[2] cutt wood for me part of the Day.  Snow.  Mr. Jenison was was [sic] very bad, much Stuffed and choaked up … Continue reading

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January 5, 1742

1742 January 5 (Tuesday).  Mr. Jenison went to Watertown.

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January 6, 1742

1742 January 6 (Wednesday).  Snowed a little.  _ [No note with this mark.]

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January 7, 1742

1742 January 7 (Thursday).  Cold Day, but I rode over to the private meeting at Deacon Forb.[1] and preached on Joh. 3.36.  After which I had a brief Exercise of prayer and Exhortation to the society of young women.  Tis … Continue reading

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January 8, 1742

1742 January 8 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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January 9, 1742

1742 January 9 (Saturday).  Mr. Richard Pattershall[1] came — dined with me.  Cloudy, Snowy — but by his extra Importunity I consented to undertake the difficult ride to Marlborough, Mr. Smith[2] gone to preach at Holden for Mr. Varney.[3]  Lodged … Continue reading

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January 10, 1742

1742 January 10 (Sunday).  Preached at Indian Land at the House that was the late Mr. Ed. Rice’s,[1] on 1 Thess. 1.10 a. and p.m.  In the Eve I preached at the Meeting House on Ps. 63.8.  Lodged with Mr. … Continue reading

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January 11, 1742

1742 January 11 (Monday).  Mr. Varney to Worcester.  I returned home, but Mr. Pattershall was gone first.

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January 12, 1742

1742 January 12 (Tuesday).  A fine Day.  My wife[1] rode with me to Mr. Belknaps at whose request I preached there to a considerable assembly on Isa. 55.7.  Mr. T[ilbo?] lodged with us. [1]Hannah (Breck) Parkman, Ebenezer Parkman’s second wife.  … Continue reading

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January 13, 1742

1742 January 13 (Wednesday).  Snow.  Mr. [Tatlo?] to Marlborough.  The Snow Deep.

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January 14, 1742

1742 January 14 (Thursday).  Snowy morning — bright p.m.

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January 15, 1742

1742 January 15 (Friday).  Bright.  N.B. How new leathered my Pump Box.

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January 16, 1742

1742 January 16 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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January 17, 1742

1742 January 17 (Sunday).  On Matt. 11.  Luk. 19.10.  Cold.  Mrs. Tainter[1] and Sarah Stretton[2] dined here. [1]Rebecca (Harrington) Tainter, wife of Simon.  They were born in Watertown.  Simon was admitted to the Westborough church, Apr. 3, 1726; WCR, 3.  … Continue reading

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January 18, 1742

1742 January 18 (Monday).  Snow.  Old Mr. Graves came from William Pierce praying me to go to See his Child[1] which was Sick but by means of the Storm I could not go.  At Eve the young Men came to … Continue reading

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January 19, 1742

1742 January 19 (Tuesday).  At Ensigns (I suppose Mainards).

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January 20, 1742

1742 January 20 (Wednesday).  Very winter like.  Deep Snow and Cold Air.  Transcribed a M.S. sermon of Mr. Lorings[1] on 1 Thess. 5.19. [1]Israel Loring (1682-1772), Harvard 1701, minister of Sudbury, 1706-1772.  SHG 5:75-83.

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January 21, 1742

1742 January 21 (Thursday).  [No entry.]

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January 22, 1742

1742 January 22 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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January 23, 1742

1742 January 23 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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January 24, 1742

1742 January 24 (Sunday).  Luk. 19.42.  Luk. 19.10.

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January 25, 1742

1742 January 25 (Monday).  To Grafton.

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January 26, 1742

1742 January 26 (Tuesday).  Catechetical Exercise to Young Women.  At Eve Singing.

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January 27, 1742

1742 January 27 (Wednesday).  Ephraim Whitney[1] and Eleazer Williams[2] came and cutt wood for me a.m. but p.m. Rain and they went home. [1]Ephraim, son of Nathaniel and Mary Whitney, b. July 2, 1722 (WVR, 107). [2]Eleazer, son of Samuel … Continue reading

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January 28, 1742

1742 January 28 (Thursday).  There being at Leicester very considerable awakenings among some of the people, they Sat apart this Day for Fasting and prayer for the obtaining a plentifull Effusion of the holy Spirit upon them and they having … Continue reading

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January 29, 1742

1742 January 29 (Friday).  Mr. Edwards preached on Joh. 12.32.  A peculiarly moving and Useful sermon.  May God bless it to me to draw my Heart Effectually to Jesus Christ by his Love, by his bitter and ignominious Sufferings on … Continue reading

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January 30, 1742

1742 January 30 (Saturday).  Cold Winds.

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January 31, 1742

1742 January 31 (Sunday).  Probably on Luk. 16.23.  (I Say probably for I wrote this Some while after.)  I can’t help remarking what a wonderfull Time was now appearing.  For there are great Movings upon the Hearts of the people … Continue reading

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