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Monthly Archives: May 1746
1746 May 1 (Thursday). I preach’d at the Private Meeting at Deacon Newton’s on 1 John 1.7. The rather because of the Languishing State of the Meeting much complain’d of Still, but yet not pitty’d and reform’d — though I … Continue reading
1746 May 2 (Friday). Agreed with Thomas to help me from June 15 to August 15 and to have 22£ Old Tenor.
1746 May 3 (Saturday). Mr. Stone here, going to Worcester to change with Mr. Brown. P.M. Captain Forbush’s wife. John Brown (Harvard1741), later minister of Cohasset, 1747-1791. Sibley, XI,12-17.
1746 May 4 (Sunday). I preach’d on Ps. 27.10, all Day. Rainy. N.B. No Letter yet from Northside. Propounded Jonas Childs and Wife and Sarah Forbush, wife of Captain Forbush. Stop’d the Church and acquainted them with the Desires of … Continue reading
1746 May 5 (Monday). I visited Mr. Adams’s little son who had been much burnt at a Cole-Pitt. Mr. Stone in his journey from Worcester here, and it being rainy he lodg’d here. Reverend Nathan Stone of Southborough.
1746 May 6 (Tuesday). Mr. Stone return’d home.
1746 May 7 (Wednesday). The Church met at the Request of Mr. Joseph Wheeler and Four others, Brethren of the Church to have Some Conference with those 6 Brethren who desire Dismission. See Records of the Church. Not being able … Continue reading
1746 May 8 (Thursday). I found there was a Considerable Frost last Night. Rode to Shrewsbury and Consulted Mr. Cushing upon our Difficultys in the Church. Din’d there. Settl’d my account with Mr. Parker Shoemaker — was at Mr. Thomas … Continue reading
1746 May 9 (Friday). In the Morning rode to Eliezer Rice’s and sent my son Ebenezer to work with him and a son of Lieutenant Forbush’s, in Mending up the Fence of the Ministerial Meadow.
1746 May 10 (Saturday). Greatly hinder’d by Mr. Josiah Bowkers being here to be Examin’d in order to his joining with others in laying the foundations of a Church in the North Precinct, but I advis’d him to wave it; … Continue reading
1746 May 11 (Sunday). Mr. Carns a.m. on Mat. 16.24. Let him Deny himself. P.M. on Col. 1.27. Christ in you the Hope of Glory. Mr. Jenison at Meeting and here at Evening.
1746 May 12 (Monday). Mr. Carns’s Horse not fit to go his Journey by reason of the Swelling of his Back. Church Met according to Adjournment. See Church Records. I was full of deep Concern to See the Church so … Continue reading
1746 May 13 (Tuesday). Cloudy and drizly in the Morn. P.M. did not rain, but it being Easterly weather Mr. Carns did not Care to go his Journey home. Mr. Jonas Child here, upon the Affair of his Relation but … Continue reading
1746 May 14 (Wednesday). Mr. Carns ventur’d to undertake his Journey home. Brother Hicks and his wife, his Company. P.M. Mrs. Forbush (Captain’s wife) here to get her Relation writ. While I was engag’d in her Busines came Mrs. Edwards … Continue reading
1746 May 15 (Thursday). Mrs. Edwards and the Lad with her went to Boston. Lieutenant Aaron Forbush to get a Letter writ by me to his son Noah. Mr. Daniel Warrin at stone Wall. Came at 10 a.m., yet he … Continue reading
1746 May 16 (Friday). Mr. James How of Worcester here for Cyder. I sold him 2 Barrells filled up for 20 pence per Barrell.
1746 May 17 (Saturday). Ebenezer and Thomme Shear’d Sheep.
1746 May 18 (Sunday). On Tit. 2.12. Rev. 22.20. Ebenezer goes to the Private Meeting of Young Men.
1746 May 19 (Monday). Mr. McAllister here for his Certificat; and Mr. Matthias Rice here with a Letter from Mr. Martyn concerning my preaching his Ordination sermon which I had already consented to in Case the Council Should advise that … Continue reading
1746 May 20 (Tuesday). Mr. Bridgham with his Mother from Boston. At Eve Mr. Gay of Suffield and his sister Ballantine in their Journey to Dedham, here and lodg’d here. Town Meeting. Mr. Francis Whipple chose Representative. I sent for … Continue reading
1746 May 21 (Wednesday). Rainy Morning. Mr. Gay and his sister set out when it was moderated. Mr. Barrett here going to the Ordination. My Wife went over with me. Met at Lieutenant Holloways. Messrs. Prentice, Cushing, Gardner, there already. … Continue reading
1746 May 22 (Thursday). Sir Williams etc. had not left us before we were favour’d with Mr. Barretts Company, who tarried and din’d with me. N.B. a Council Sat at Framingham on Tuesday last, and sits at Hopkinton to Day, … Continue reading
1746 May 23 (Friday). Sent the Young Creatures to Sutton, under the Care of Brother Hicks.
1746 May 24 (Saturday). Ebenezer and Thomme draw Stones for Well. Mr. Jenison goes to Worcester.
1746 May 25 (Sunday). Sacrament. Luke 24.46. 2 Cor. 5.20. The Opposing Brethren of the North Side here at Communion, and Mrs. Laurence, Mrs. Fay (Samuel Junior’s wife), Mrs. Chamberliln (John’s wife) besides Captain Fay din’d here. O that we … Continue reading
1746 May 26 (Monday). Somewhat Cold. No School. Mr. Jenison not come from Worcester.
1746 May 27 (Tuesday). Early in the Morning I rode over to Mr. Williams to see his sons Wife and Child who had the Throat Distemper. Mr. Francis Whipple the Representative was with me, and we thence prosecuted our Journey … Continue reading
1746 May 28 (Wednesday). Rode to Boston, put up my Horse at Mr. Samuel Procters. Visited my sister Willard, who has been in a poorer state of Health than usual, ever since Mother’s Death. The sermon to Day was by … Continue reading
1746 May 29 (Thursday). Mr. Gay of Hingham preach’d to the Convention on John 3. The Collection (I think) amounted to 232£. A peaceable Meeting. Blessed be God! Din’d at Mr. Checkleys with Mr. President, Mr. Barnard of Marblehead, Mr. … Continue reading
1746 May 30 (Friday). Went over to College for the Sake of Mr. Cushings Company, and to Mr. William Morse’s to have a shooe put on to my Mare. Spent some little Time in the publick Library. We din’d at … Continue reading