Monthly Archives: February 1748

February 1, 1748

1748 February 1 (Monday).  Went to the Funeral of Mr. Jonathan Fay’s young Child.  Dined at merchant Rice’s.  Sent by Mr. Abner Temple for 3 volumes of Pools Synopsis from Boston.  My wife went to Marlborough on Mr. Nathan Maynard’s … Continue reading

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February 2, 1748

1748 February 2 (Tuesday).  Mr. Wellman left us. Mr. Bezaleel Eager brought Mrs. Bekky Gott.  Mrs. Dunlop in spiritual Troubles here and dined with us. Ebenezer preparing Timber for a Slay.  This Day Twelve Years my dear wife was buryed. … Continue reading

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February 3, 1748

1748 February 3 (Wednesday).  Mr. Dunlop and Ebenezer thrash Barley.  At Night came Joseph Biglo for Sarah Henry (who was making a Great Coat for Ebenezer) and carryed her away.  Mr. Jenison here from Worcester Supped with us but did … Continue reading

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February 4, 1748

1748 February 4 (Thursday).  Mr. Dunlop and Ebenezer thrashed Barley.  My wife and I went to the private meeting at Mr. Grouts.  I finished the discourse I began at Captain Baker’s, on Mat. 7.13.14.  Snowed hard when we returned home.

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February 5, 1748

1748 February 5 (Friday).  Forbush here at Eve, and lodged here.

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February 6, 1748

1748 February 6 (Saturday).  The Extremest Cold Day, I think that we have had this winter.  Mr. Henchman came for Mrs. Bekky Gott[1] and carryed her home. [1]The daughter of Dr. Gott of Marlborough.

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February 7, 1748

1748 February 7 (Sunday).  Cold Day. On Matt. 14.13.14.  John 5.28.29. Mrs. Tainter and Forbush dined here.

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February 8, 1748

1748 February 8 (Monday).  Bright and Comfortable. Nineteen persons came to get wood for me, viz. Mr. Grow, Harrington with his team, Daniel Forbush, Ebenezer Miller, Samuel, Daniel and Phinehas Hardy, Zebulon Rice, Tim Warrin, Joseph Grout, junior, Samuel Baker … Continue reading

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February 9, 1748

1748 February 9 (Tuesday).  Snowed again.  A parcel of wood being left in the swamp cutt yesterday We went and sledded up with 3 Cattle 7 Turns.  Thomas Rogers assisted.  Mr. Davis[1] of Holden here on his Journey to Boston. … Continue reading

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February 10, 1748

1748 February 10 (Wednesday).  I rode to Mr. Garfield’s[1] and settled with him.  To Mr. Benjamin How’s. [1]In Shrewsbury.

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February 11, 1748

1748 February 11 (Thursday).  Snowy Day. Ebenezer at Mr. How’s still upon the slay.  Captain Daniel Ward of Wor[ce]ster here.

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February 12, 1748

1748 February 12 (Friday).  Ebenezer at Mr. How’s.  Mr. Peam Cowel[1] of Boston came.  N.B. Lieutenant Ward of Southborough here, I paid him in full of 24£ old Tenor, for 6 yeards of Blue Broad cloth which my wife bought … Continue reading

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February 13, 1748

1748 February 13 (Saturday).  Mr. Wellman here, on his Journey to Sutton.  Ebenezer at Mr. How’s again. Interruption by Company prevented my preparing a second sermon.

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February 14, 1748

1748 February 14 (Sunday).  I preached a.m. on John 5.28.29.  P.M. Considering the Affair of Tomorrow I repeated sermon on Phil. 4.7.  Mr. Cowell and old Mrs. Whipple at dinner. O might the Peace of God ever reign in our … Continue reading

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February 15, 1748

1748 February 15 (Monday).  Mr. Ebenezer Rice here in the morning with Mr. Cowell.  Mr. Cowell left us to go to Boston. N.B. The Precinct met to make answer to my Two last Papers sent in to them and to … Continue reading

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February 16, 1748

1748 February 16 (Tuesday).  Deacon Whittemore[1] and John Hicks junior here in the morning, they having lodged at Captain Maynard’s last night.  Mr. Stone[2] going to Oxford and Cushing (Jacob)[3] here.  These last dined here.  Sent home Mr. Cushing’s Calmet, … Continue reading

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February 17, 1748

1748 February 17 (Wednesday).  The snow storm continues.

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February 18, 1748

1748 February 18 (Thursday).  I would have gone over to Mr. Martyn’s to preach his last sermon but could not get there.  Sometimes shines and sometimes snowy, cold, and snow deep. Ebenezer finished the Slay.

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February 19, 1748

1748 February 19 (Friday).  Ebenezer went to Mr. Johnson’s mill.

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February 20, 1748

1748 February 20 (Saturday).  A Very great storm of snow. The greatest that has come, perhaps these seven years.  Now 31 years since the Great snow.

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February 21, 1748

1748 February 21 (Sunday).  Few at Meeting. On John 5.28.29.  P.M. repeated latter part of Sermon on Phil. 4.7.  Lieutenant Tainter and his daughters Sarah and Elizabeth dined here.  Some that were at meeting in the forenoon came not in … Continue reading

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February 22, 1748

1748 February 22 (Monday).  A fine Day though the snow is deep.  Lieutenant Tainter came and killed me an Hog.  Weighed 245. P.M. had a great deal of Discourse with Lieutenant about the sorrowful Divisions in our precinct.  I observed … Continue reading

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February 23, 1748

1748 February 23 (Tuesday).  Snowstorm again, and snowed fast for great part of the Day.  A great Body of Snow on the Earth: the Ways are very much blocked up: little Stirring but Neighbour Ebenezer Maynard here most of the … Continue reading

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February 24, 1748

1748 February 24 (Wednesday).  It being a pleasant Day though the snow was deep, I attempted to ride over to the South Road.  Called at Neighbour Pratt’s and Mr. Williams proceeded to Captain Baker’s, dined there. We had no small … Continue reading

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February 25, 1748

1748 February 25 (Thursday).  The deep Snows prevent my going to Worcester to preach Mr. Maccartys Lecture though tis fine Weather overhead.  At Evening Ward was here and lodged.

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February 26, 1748

1748 February 26 (Friday).  Ward went home after morning prayer but before Breakfast.

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February 27, 1748

1748 February 27 (Saturday).  Thomas came up from Marlborough to stay over the Sabbath.

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February 28, 1748

1748 February 28 (Sunday).  A.M. on Matt. 14.15-18. P.M. on Acts 26.8.  Dominick dined here.

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February 29, 1748

1748 February 29 (Monday).  Bright a.m. Thawy toward Eve.  Rain at Night. Mr. Jonathan Forbes, Junior, came and brought 2 pound of Flax from his Mother and gave me his part towards 400£ salary, viz. 35 shillings over and above … Continue reading

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