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Monthly Archives: February 1746
1746 February 1 (Saturday). Mr. Benjamin Fay here for me to go to Mr. William Nurse’s Daughter Priscilla’s Funeral, which I comply’d with.
1746 February 2 (Sunday). On Ps. 68.1, Mat. 11.12. Widow Woods, Widow Thurston and Mr. Ithamar Bellows’s wife din’d here. N.B. I hear there is one Mr. Manson a Barber from Sudbury, is hir’d by the School Committee to keep … Continue reading
1746 February 3 (Monday). Town Meeting for Town Debts. N.B. I sent in a Paper to the Town to Consider the Dammages I sustain by the long delay of my Dues – especially £82 old Tenor, from June 5 in … Continue reading
1746 February 4 (Tuesday). Thunder and Lightning in the Night past. Brother Hicks to Cambridge.
1746 February 5 (Wednesday). Mr. Benjamin Burnap here and din’d. I visited Sundry of our Near Neighbours — old Mr. Maynard etc. Old Mrs. Rogers Sick of a Fever and I went to see her; Spent some Time with her: … Continue reading
1746 February 6 (Thursday). I preach’d at the Private Meeting at Lieutenant Tainters on Mat. 18.18.19. My wife rode with me. We din’d there. O that the Lord Jesus Christ might meet with us in all our Meetings! We were … Continue reading
1746 February 7 (Friday). Noah How framing my Shed over my East Door. His Brother Benjamin a.m. assisted him. Mr. Goodwin of Worcester here to request me to preach at Worcester. Dr. Gott with him. James Goodwin.
1746 February 8 (Saturday). I visited Mrs. Rogers again who is very low. Noah framing a.m.
1746 February 9 (Sunday). On Ps. 68.1, Eph. 2.6. N.B. Mrs. Fay (Samuel juniors wife) wondrously recover’d after Confinement above Two Years, out at Meeting to Day. Both Mr. Fay and his wife din’d with us. N.B. Receiv’d from Mr. … Continue reading
1746 February 10 (Monday). A Precinct Meeting at which I was prepar’d to give an Answer to their Messages to Me last Year: But by what was determin’d last Week at Worcester Court in the Affair of the North precinct, … Continue reading
1746 February 11 (Tuesday). I rode out to see old Mr. Rogers and his wife who were Sick. Then to see old Mr. Whipple, where was his son Francis. Talk’d of the present Confusion of the Town in both precincts. … Continue reading
1746 February 12 (Wednesday). [No entry].
1746 February 13 (Thursday). Mr. Daniel Forbush kindly to acquaint me with the disgusts of Some others with last Sabbaths Exercise in the afternoon — looking upon himself (as Mr. Rice likewise did) in Duty and Faithfulness bound, to do … Continue reading
1746 February 14 (Friday). Very much engag’d in my Preparations — and Collecting the Sense and Judgment of the most Celebrated men on the Great Doctrine of Justification by Faith alone.
1746 February 15 (Saturday). [No entry].
1746 February 16 (Sunday). On Eph. 2.8. Added a Defence of this Doctrine from innumerable Authoritys not only to shew the Truth but the Importance and Weight of it. Read a Manuscript Extract of Mr. Lorings from Mr. Abraham Tailer … Continue reading
1746 February 17 (Monday). Paul Newtown and Mary Farrar Marry’d. Jonas Child here to be Examin’d and taught in order to his joining with the Church. Given as Paul Newton and Mary Farrour in Westborough Vital Records
1746 February 18 (Tuesday). I rode over to Mr. Biglo’s to see his Daughter that was Sick; and I proceeded to Mr. Barretts — who (as I before conceiv’d would be) was going down to a Council at Framingham previous … Continue reading
1746 February 19 (Wednesday). I rode to the Ordination of Mr. Matthew Bridge at Framingham. My son Ebenezer rode down also. Entertain’d at Ensign Stones. Great opposition by Captain Goddard and others Yesterday and today. The Council consisted of 11 … Continue reading
1746 February 20 (Thursday). Great Change of Weather last night. Today very Cold and windy. Esquire Williams of Stockbridge came at Eve, having left Mr. Lydius at Boston, endeavouring to get French Prisoners, with which to redeem his Children from … Continue reading
1746 February 21 (Friday). Esquire Williams not well — too cold to undertake his Journey home.
1746 February 22 (Saturday). The Day somewhat moderate. Esquire Williams accompany’d to Worcester — and then I left him to prosecute his Journey to Brookfield. I unhappily miss’d of Mr. Emmerson who came from Worcester to preach at Westborough whilst … Continue reading
1746 February 23 (Sunday). Cloudy — at length Snow. Preach’d at Worcester on John 1.11 and Rom. 6.13. P.M. baptiz’d the Children. See the Records. At Eve at Dr. Brecks and lodg’d there. In the Night the Wind rose exceeding … Continue reading
1746 February 24 (Monday). Wind very high and Cold. Broke fast at Colonel Chandlers. Visited Mr. Crossby at the Jayl. Return’d to the Colonel’s and din’d there. P.M. return’d home calling in especially at Mr. Cushings, Major Keys and Colonel … Continue reading
1746 February 25 (Tuesday). At Colonel Wards Sollicitation I din’d at Captain Maynards with the Field Officers, who met upon some Affairs of the Regiment. Cold Day.
1746 February 26 (Wednesday). Preach’d at Southborough Preparatory Lecture on Rom. 6.13. Return’d at Eve. N.B. was in at Mr. Jacob Amsdens going and returning. Had a Mess of his boisterous windy Talk against — and manifesting dissatisfaction with me … Continue reading
1746 February 27 (Thursday). Mr. Stone preach’d my Lecture on Mat. 27.46. Mr. Jenison here at my House, but not a Lecture.