Monthly Archives: July 1746

July 1, 1746

1746 July 1 (Tuesday).  Visited my (only) Sister Willard, who through divine Goodness is better, and talks of going to Westborough with me.  Din’d at my Kinsman John Parkman’s. At Eve to Cambridge. Mother Champney but weak and feeble. Brother … Continue reading

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July 2, 1746

1746 July 2 (Wednesday).  At Commencement.  Along with the Governor were Admiral Warrin[1] and Sir William Peperell.  Every Body rejoic’d at the refreshing News of the Defeat of the Rebels in Scotland, and the Taking the young Pretender Prisoner.  P.M. … Continue reading

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July 3, 1746

1746 July 3 (Thursday).  My Brother rode with me to Boston.  Some of us who are Heirs to our deceas’d Mothers Estate were inclin’d to be together to Day to prepare (as we Should be able) for a Settlement.  But … Continue reading

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July 4, 1746

1746 July 4 (Friday).  My Sister rode Home with me.  We Stopp’d at Mrs. Bekky Walkers, at Dr. Robys[1] and at Wards Tavern.  Got up somewhat after 2 p.m., they having din’d but little before.  N.B. John Hicks junior and … Continue reading

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July 5, 1746

1746 July 5 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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July 6, 1746

1746 July 2 (Wednesday).  At Commencement.  Along with the Governor were Admiral Warrin[1] and Sir William Peperell.  Every Body rejoic’d at the refreshing News of the Defeat of the Rebels in Scotland, and the Taking the young Pretender Prisoner.  P.M. … Continue reading

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July 7, 1746

1746 July 7 (Monday).  Lieutenant Hezekiah Ward, surveyor, came at my request to look up the Bounds of the Ministerial Meadow.  Warn’d Mr. David Maynard junior, Eliezer Rice and James Maynard of it, and they each of them attended upon … Continue reading

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July 8, 1746

1746 July 8 (Tuesday).  Thomas etc. Hilling my Corn.  A Boy from Mr. Wadsworth of Grafton to buy Cyder of me.

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July 9, 1746

1746 July 9 (Wednesday).  Captain Maynard comes for Thomas to go into the Service.  Offers to send his own Young man a fortnight in his stead if he be willing to go then. To which he Consents if he can’t … Continue reading

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July 10, 1746

1746 July 10 (Thursday).  Fast on account of the Expedition to Canada.  I consider’d the Business of the Day in these Two Lights — First to humble ourselves under God’s Sore Judgment (viz. the Sword of War) and then his … Continue reading

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July 11, 1746

1746 July 11 (Friday).  Rain. Yet Mr. Prentice and Mr. Ebenezer Wadsworth of Grafton came with a Boy to drive their Team and had 6 Barrells of Cyder of me; and Considering how late in the Year, yet it was … Continue reading

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July 12, 1746

1746 July 12 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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July 13, 1746

1746 July 13 (Sunday).  Sacrament. Preach’d on Luke 24.46.  P.M. Repeated Sermon on Eph. 5.32. N.B. Mr. Jenison, Deacon Fay, Mrs. Whipple and her sister Lambson, and Mrs. Holloway din’d here.  

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July 14, 1746

1746 July 14 (Monday).  Considering the Extremity among people on account of the Scarceness of men to Labour I did what I could abroad which yet was but very little for I was soon worry’d.  My work was chiefly turning … Continue reading

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July 15, 1746

1746 July 15 (Tuesday).  Had a poor night after my Labour.  Lent my Mare to Mrs. Barns to send to her Father in Law for Help to Hill their Corn. I went to her House and to Neighbour Rogers’s.  William, … Continue reading

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July 16, 1746

1746 July 16 (Wednesday).  Captain Maynard Came and said why he was ruffl’d yesterday — viz. He had another Warrant (or Order) to press 4 more men — and he believ’d Thomas Winchester must now go.  I work’d several Hours … Continue reading

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July 17, 1746

1746 July 17 (Thursday).  Thomas and Ebenezer went to the Meadow.  I walk’d down to Captain Maynards to see what he had done in pressing Men.  He told me he had press’d several men but that one of them had … Continue reading

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July 18, 1746

1746 July 18 (Friday).  Ebenezer and Thomme are gone to the Meadow.  A little before noon Thomas Winchester came preparing to sett out upon his Journey.  It was very difficult as to my Business to part with him, but so … Continue reading

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July 19, 1746

1746 July 19 (Saturday).  Late in the forenoon came Elijah Warrin and afterwards Mr. Dunlop came and reap’d my Winter Rye, and bound it and got it in to the Barn.  Exceeding good Rye for the bigness of the Piece. … Continue reading

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July 20, 1746

1746 July 20 (Sunday).  The Troubles and Interruptions of this week past have been Very many, and prevented my preparing for the Sabbath.  I repeated both parts of the Day what I had deliver’d heretofore. A.M. on Zech. 12.8.9. P.M. … Continue reading

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July 21, 1746

1746 July 21 (Monday).  Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlins Wife here with a present of String Beans.  My Sons at the Meadow to Day. I went over to Mr. Whipples who informs me that the Petition of the Select Men pass’d in … Continue reading

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July 22, 1746

1746 July 22 (Tuesday).  My Interruption great by Cattle breaking into my Corn.  Ebenezer and Thomme at Meadow.  Read four Necessary Cases of Conscience of daily use by Mr. Thomas Shepherd,[1] in a Letter to a Friend of his — … Continue reading

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July 23, 1746

1746 July 23 (Wednesday).  Look’d very likely for Rain, but there was no more than a Sprinkling.  Ebenezer and Thomme to the Meadow. Ebenezer brought home one Load of Hay a.m. Very Hot Season. Deacon Keyes p.m. One of my … Continue reading

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July 24, 1746

1746 July 24 (Thursday).  Ebenezer cutt off his Hair.  He and his Brother to the Meadow.  P.M. Rain, Thunder and rain till night.  At Eve Captain Maynard here.

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July 25, 1746

1746 July 25 (Friday).  Rain. At length it clear’d off and instead of Ebenezers going to work for Elijah Warrin at his Fathers, I was oblig’d (though Friday) to go over myself to Mr. Warrins to begg his Patience with … Continue reading

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July 26, 1746

1746 July 26 (Saturday).  Various Incumbrances and Avocations so that I could Study but little.

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July 27, 1746

1746 July 27 (Sunday).  On Micah 6.2. P.M. on Luke 19.9.  This latter Sermon, though I have deliver’d it at several private Houses (Mr. James Fays and Mr. Matthias Rice’s) Yet I think I never have in Public till now.

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July 28, 1746

1746 July 28 (Monday).  [No entry.]

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July 29, 1746

1746 July 29 (Tuesday).  I Visited Mr. Tenney who is Settled with us in the room of Mr. Jedidiah How.  Proceeded up to Mr. Daniel Warrins to get him to reap — but in Vain. Rode up to Mr. Cushings … Continue reading

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July 30, 1746

1746 July 30 (Wednesday).  Morn Clouds gather, yet afterwards clear’d off — no reaping — but my Sons at the Meadow.  Ebenezer Early to Meadow with the Team — 2 Loads of Hay.

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July 31, 1746

1746 July 31 (Thursday).  Morn much as yesterday, no reaper, yet the Day prov’d fit.  My Sons to the Meadow. This Day I thought I would even go to the Meadow to see what they did there, and towards night … Continue reading

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