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Monthly Archives: July 1749
1749 July 1 (Saturday). Yesterday and the Day before when I was at Hopkinton there was considerable said in Conversation, of poor Mr. Woodwell that went to Canada for his Daughter: fearing he was lost — but last Night he … Continue reading
1749 July 2 (Sunday). A Very burning Day. A.M. read Genesis 41 and preach’d on 2 Sam. 21.14. P.M. read Mark 12, and in preaching carry’d on the Same Design of the forenoon, but made great use of sermon on … Continue reading
1749 July 3 (Monday). In the Morning Daniel mow’d the Barley, of which there seems to be, through Gods Goodness, a midling Crop. Ebenezer and Daniel mow’d in the Lower Orchard, Northside the Road. There was a sprinkling of Rain … Continue reading
1749 July 4 (Tuesday). I visited Mr. Tomlin and Bethial Tyler. Ebenezer and Daniel Hilling and mowing. About Noon came Mr. Jotham Brown with my son Thomas from Sudbury — the Times being so distressing, he had neither work nor … Continue reading
1749 July 5 (Wednesday). Ebenezer and Thomas reaping Rye, of which I have a very likely piece. D.G. Daniel Hill’d. Mr. Martyn and his Spouse together with Mr. Barrett din’d here. Mr. Barrett preach’d my Lecture on Ps. 42.4. The … Continue reading
1749 July 6 (Thursday). The most reviving Morning that we have seen this long Time, for through the undeserv’d Mercy and Goodness of God, we had a fine Rain. It prov’d a rainy Day. Blessed be God! Went p.m. to … Continue reading
1749 July 7 (Friday). Daniel Hastings here. I reckon’d with him and paid him all (for 3 Months and 4 Days — Scil. 10£ old Tenor per Month, and for the odd Days 10 shillings per Day) 32£ old Tenor. … Continue reading
1749 July 8 (Saturday). Rain in the Morning. Clear’d off afterwards So that Ebenezer and Thomas hoed Rye into the Indian Hills — but could not meddle with the Hay that lies out both in Cock and Swarth. N.B. A … Continue reading
1749 July 9 (Sunday). A.M. read Genesis 42. Preach’d on 1 Cor. 11.31. P.M. read Mark 13. Preach’d from Hos. 3.5 — fear the Lord and his Goodness — but partly carry’d on my Scheme from 2 Sam. 21.14. Administer’d … Continue reading
1749 July 10 (Monday). An heavy Rain. Showery great part of the Day. Daniel after Dinner rode off for Watertown. Neighbours Eliezer Rice and Edwards Whipple here. Ebenezer and Thomas mow’d and then Hoed a little.
1749 July 11 (Tuesday). I went out a.m. to visit Several Familys. Was at Mr. Moses Brighams and Mr. Eleazer Pratt’s — Mrs. Pratt follow’d with her Fits yet — last night she was much Exercis’d with them. Din’d at … Continue reading
1749 July 12 (Wednesday). Sir Dodge here. Confirms the account which Forbush gave of Mill river, he also having been present at Said Ordination. Mr. Jonas Warren of Upton here in order to get Dodge, a new Batchelour, to preach … Continue reading
1749 July 13 (Thursday). Hinder’d in the Morning so long as to have my Horse’s Shooes rectify’d and fasten’d, and one Shooe put on. Got down to Mr. Hastings’s at Watertown so as to dine there — to Cambridge about … Continue reading
1749 July 14 (Friday). All the Morning perplex’d and fatigu’d about my Horse, which had got out of the Pasture and could not be found; till Sir Appleton took his Fathers Horse and rode to Watertown; the Horse was found … Continue reading
1749 July 15 (Saturday). Cousen Nathaniel Setting Sail for Chebuctoin partnership with William Willson. I broke fast at Mrs. Keggells, where was Mr. Edward Bass. I consulted Dr. Davis who has the Care of Molly. I thereupon ventur’d to return … Continue reading
1749 July 16 (Sunday). Rose very Early and Set out before sunrise. When I got to Mr. Stones at Southborough, he offer’d to go to Westborough in my Stead. I consent’d. I preach’d at Southborough a.m. on 2 Sam. 21.14. … Continue reading
1749 July 17 (Monday). Daniel Hastings resides here yet. Mr. Dunlop was So kind as to Reap gratis for me (which Joseph Bowker had done also whilst I was from home last Week). A pritty good Crop of Rye, through … Continue reading
1749 July 18 (Tuesday). Visited Mr. Tomlin and Mrs. Bethiah Tyler.
1749 July 19 (Wednesday). I rode very early to Mr. Smiths at Marlborough for his Company to the Association Fast at Stow. His Wife and her sister went in their Chaise; and he himself rode with me. There were at … Continue reading
1749 July 20 (Thursday). Rain’d hard. Din’d at Mr. Pierce’s, though I had very much design’d to have gone to Southborough Lecture to have heard Mr. Hutchinson. In returning home, call’d at Captain Graves’s — at Peter Hows (because of … Continue reading
1749 July 21 (Friday). Lowery yet — a wonderful growing season though very bad for Hay. Mr. Hutchinson (preacher at Grafton) din’d here. Aaron Hutchinson.
1749 July 22 (Saturday). I was much in Suspense about my going to preach at Upton. It having been propos’d that Mr. Jonas Warrin should go to provide Mr. Minot of Concord to come to Marlborough and Mr. Smith hither: … Continue reading
1749 July 23 (Sunday). I preach’d a.m. on Hosea 3.4. But my Aim was against Envy. Read Genesis 44. P.M. read Mark 14, from the 32. Preach’d by Desire on Infant Baptism, repeating my sermon on Luke 18.15.16.
1749 July 24 (Monday). Mrs. Parkman exceedingly worried from Day to Day, being without a Maid so long. To Day engag’d in much Slavish work. Ebenezer begins to mow the Meadow. Daniel Hastings so kind as to give a Days … Continue reading
1749 July 25 (Tuesday). Went Early to Mr. Cooks to get my Horse Shod; was at Neighbour Barns’s and Captain Forbush’s. My sons went away to rake at the Meadow, but were soon prevented by Rain. Samuel Forbush.
1749 July 26 (Wednesday). Great Rains a.m. When the Rain was over Ebenezer and Thomas went to the Meadow to look after the Hay there. Samuel Bumpso gave half a Days work. P.M. my Wife rode with me to the … Continue reading
1749 July 27 (Thursday). A.M. Ebenezer and Thomas to the Meadow to rake. I am inform’d that Several Inhabitants of this precinct Went up to Grafton yesterday to hear Dr. Green preach.
1749 July 28 (Friday). Ebenezer and Thomas at the Meadow. At Eve they got home one Load. There is Scarce a Day but it rains more or less, but today the Showers not Such as much to hurt the haying. … Continue reading
1749 July 29 (Saturday). Sent Billey to Mr. Allens (the miller) with Letter to Mr. Jonathan Goodale about Cart Wheels. Mr. Charles Brigham of Grafton here with his Relation. Ebenezer and Thomas to the Meadow. 2 Load more of Hay … Continue reading
1749 July 30 (Sunday). Mr. Brigham was not here as expected to be taken into the Church. I read Genesis 45, gave long Exposition. Preach’d on Jam. 3.16. P.M. read Mark 15 and gave Exposition(as I have done for a … Continue reading