Monthly Archives: June 1749

June 1, 1749

1749 June 1 (Thursday).  I attended the Convention.  Was at the sermon.  Mr. Barnard[1] of Andover preach’d on 2 Cor. 4.1.  The Contribution amounted to £ [blank].  I din’d at Mr. Cooper’s.[2]  P.M. I was so unavoidably taken up with … Continue reading

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June 2, 1749

1749 June 2 (Friday).  I Set out from Boston (Mrs. Keggelll having been so handsome as to charge nothing for my Horse keeping).  The Heat was very great — call’d at Captain Sharps.[1]  Mr. Cotton Brown[2] lodges there.  I din’d … Continue reading

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June 3, 1749

1749 June 3 (Saturday).  Our Hearts are pained for the parch’d Earth and wither’d Grass.  I understand that some people are oblig’d to turn their Cattle into their mowing ground.

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June 4, 1749

1749 June 4 (Sunday).  Read (by Mistake) Genesis 37 — preach’d on Micah 6.2.  P.M. read Mark 8.  At Eve visited Bethia Tylor who lys sick at Mr. Tennys.

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June 5, 1749

1749 June 5 (Monday).  Visited Neighbour Tomlin and Bethia Tyler.  Catechiz’d both a. and p.m. at the Meeting House.  The Earth is grown extremely dry.  May God have Mercy on His people!

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June 6, 1749

1749 June 6 (Tuesday).  I feel very poorly — Weak and faint.  Hot, burning Season.

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June 7, 1749

1749 June 7 (Wednesday).  Mr. Swain (preacher at Grafton) came to see me, and din’d here.  P.M. Mr. Breck[1] came and Mr. Swain to Grafton.  In the Night refreshing Showers.  To God by [sic]the Glory!  Thunder and Lightning.  May God … Continue reading

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June 8, 1749

1749 June 8 (Thursday).  Mr. Breck set out for Springfield.  Cool bright Day.  But I feel heavy whilst universal Nature is reviv’d and rejoic’d.

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June 9, 1749

1749 June 9 (Friday).  Sarah Henry came up from Boston, her aunt Hastings her Company, who with her Son Benjamin came up in my Chair.  The Honourable Captain Goddard[1] and his son Benjamin here, in their way to Framingham.  Benjamin … Continue reading

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June 10, 1749

1749 June 10 (Saturday).  Mrs. Hastings and her son Benjamin, Sarah and Elizabeth Tainter din’d with us.  Several Excellent Showers very reviving and refreshing.  Glory to God!  Neighbour Eliezer Rice here.  He pretends to ask my Leave for Dr. Green[1] … Continue reading

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June 11, 1749

1749 June 10 (Saturday).  Mrs. Hastings and her son Benjamin, Sarah and Elizabeth Tainter din’d with us.  Several Excellent Showers very reviving and refreshing.  Glory to God!  Neighbour Eliezer Rice here.  He pretends to ask my Leave for Dr. Green[1] … Continue reading

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June 12, 1749

1749 June 12 (Monday).  Daniel and Ebenezer hoeing.  A.M. I visited Bethiah Tyler and Mr. Tomlin.  P.M. Cornelius Biglo junior came for me to visit his aged Grandmother Graves.[1]  I went but She dy’d before I got there.  Visit Neighbour … Continue reading

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June 13, 1749

1749 June 13 (Tuesday).  The Drought very great.  An hot Morning.  Lieutenant Hezekiah Ward, was by appointment at Mr. Charles Rice’s to measure the controverted Land, but he was content to wave the work and return home, and he did … Continue reading

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June 14, 1749

1749 June 14 (Wednesday).  At Mrs. Graves’s Funeral a.m.  Very Hot.  Ebenezer and Daniel mowing.  I have but little Time to prepare for the Fast approaching.

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June 15, 1749

1749 June 15 (Thursday).  Public Fast on Account of the Great Drought.  I preach’d on 2 Chron. 6.26.27.31.  I thought it best to deliver my whole Preparation in one Exercise, though it takes me an Hour and quarter to deliver … Continue reading

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June 16, 1749

1749 June 16 (Friday).  My Wife and I (now first) rode out in our Chair to visit Mr. Tomlin and Bethiah Tyler — but we proceeded as far as to Mr. Martyns and din’d there.  We made our propos’d visits … Continue reading

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June 17, 1749

1749 June 17 (Saturday).  After a very ill night I rose somewhat comfortable.  Blessed be God!  The prospects abroad extremely Melancholly and sorrowful.  My people mowing — but yet next to nothing for their pains.  I gave them order to … Continue reading

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June 18, 1749

1749 June 18 (Sunday).  In the Morning I rode over (according to agreement) to Mr. Martyns, and he came hither.  I preach’d to his people on Heb. 3.17.18 and p.m. what I deliver’d to my own the afternoon of the … Continue reading

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June 19, 1749

1749 June 19 (Monday).  Another Hot Day Still, but not so hot as Yesterday.  Mr. Charles Brigham of Grafton examin’d.  Aaron Warrin came to desire me to go over immediately to see his sister Betty — went on Captain Maynards … Continue reading

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June 20, 1749

1749 June 20 (Tuesday).  Clear but cooler.  Reckon’d with Captain Maynard and settl’d with him not only for the Year last past, but likewise in the Affair of his Rate in the 82£ which Mr. Billings was to have gather’d … Continue reading

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June 21, 1749

1749 June 21 (Wednesday).  I rode to Sudbury to Association Fast.  But few there.  Only Mr. Stone, Mr. Smith and Mr. Davis.  Afterwards came Mr. Gardner.[1]  Not even Mr. Cook[2] there.  P.M. Mr. Bridge[3] of Framingham came.  Mr. Loring pray’d … Continue reading

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June 22, 1749

1749 June 22 (Thursday).  Was at Mr. Ephraim Brighams, at Mr. Edward Barns’s (where I bought Cheese), din’d at Deacon Matthias Rice’s[1] (whose wife presented me with a Cheese) and then I return’d home.  Here had been Mr. Solomon Reed … Continue reading

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June 23, 1749

1749 June 23 (Friday).  Daniel mows over much Ground for only a Cock or Two of Hay.

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June 24, 1749

1749 June 24 (Saturday).  Was at the Funeral of Elizabeth Warrin.  Daniel did not work p.m.

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June 25, 1749

1749 June 25 (Sunday).  Preach’d a.m. on 2 Sam. 21.14 last Clause.  P.M. on 1 Thess. 4.7, repeating part of Sermon on Titus 2.12, from page 47 to 54 inclusive.  We read Genesis 40 and Mark 11.  Propounded Mr. Charles … Continue reading

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June 26, 1749

1749 June 26 (Monday).  Daniel mow’d and rak’d behind the Barn.  Before night he broke off to go to Mr. Ebenezer Rice’s.  It look’d like Rain but signs go over.

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June 27, 1749

1749 June 27 (Tuesday).  Daniel began his hilling.  Sometimes lowering, and dropp’d but not enough to lay the Dust.  Heard that at Lieutenant Tainters divers people met to pray together.  I had recommended it to him on sabbath Eve last.  … Continue reading

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June 28, 1749

1749 June 28 (Wednesday).  I rode to Mr. Bavericks and Spent some Time with his wife about her Spiritual State.  Rode to Marlborough and preach’d the Lecture for Mr. Smith on Hab. 3.17.18.  It was a Cloudy Day and Sometimes … Continue reading

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June 29, 1749

1749 June 29 (Thursday).  In the Morning Mr. Stone and I rode over to the Fast at Mr. Smiths[1] at Hopkinton.  He desir’d it on account of his two sons Nathaniel and Richard, and Two Daughters likewise, who had fallen … Continue reading

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June 30, 1749

1749 June 30 (Friday).  Rode home Early.  Brought over Mr. Henry[1] Volume 1.  Daniel has been hoeing and he has finish’d the Long piece, and the New Ground.  Ebenezer does not come from Cambridge.  Have heard it is Commencement there … Continue reading

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