Monthly Archives: April 1750

April 1, 1750

1750 April 1 (Sunday).  A.M. on Exod. 19.  I din’d at Justice Bakers.  Mr. Stoddard din’d with my Wife at Home.  P.M. I read Luke 21, and gave brief Exposition of my Hints.  Preach’d on Ps. 26.9, former part, and … Continue reading

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April 2, 1750

1750 April 2 (Monday).  I waited on Mr. Stoddard to Captain Maynards, and rode with him as far as Lieutenant Brighams — return’d home to Dinner.  N.B. Two Foot Travellers from Medfield brought the sorrowfull Tidings of the Death of … Continue reading

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April 3, 1750

1750 April 3 (Tuesday).  Was at the Funeral of Mr. Jonathan Bruce’s infant.  Din’d at Lieutenant Tainters.  P.M. at Mr. Nurse’s.  View’d divers Tracts of Land, in order to procure Something to settle on; but cannot be suited.  All is … Continue reading

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April 4, 1750

1750 April 4 (Wednesday).  Took my Horse at Neighbour Hezekiah Pratts, who kindly kept him last night, and rode to Mr. Benjamin Fays for keeping, for him but in vain — din’d at Mr. Moses Brighams.  At Eve heard that … Continue reading

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April 5, 1750

1750 April 5 (Thursday).  Rose early and rode to Lieutenant Brigham’s and obtain’d a Deed of the Land which I have been so long about, and made up 59£ of the Money (Old Tenor).  N.B. Mr. Daniel Warrin to keep … Continue reading

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April 6, 1750

1750 April 6 (Friday).  My Mind and Heart very much burthen’d and afflicted from Day to

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April 7, 1750

1750 April 7 (Saturday).  Day by reason of my present Difficultys — but would humbly wait on God.

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April 8, 1750

1750 April 8 (Sunday).  Read Exod. 19 from number 7, ad fin. and Exposition of which was the forenoon Exercise.  I din’d at Justice Bakers; my Wife and divers others came home.  Patty Pannell and little Susan stay’d at the … Continue reading

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April 9, 1750

1750 April 9 (Monday).  Took a Walk first to visit Nathan Maynard who is Sick: to old Mr. Whipples where I din’d.  P.M. was at Deacon Newtons and got him to go with me to view Mr. Cooks Island — … Continue reading

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April 10, 1750

1750 April 10 (Tuesday).  I went to Captain Maynards — he grows Still crosser, and appears angry at Every Thing.  Nay even at Goodhues rates being mix’d with his on the Same Paper, though I was desir’d one Time after … Continue reading

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April 11, 1750

1750 April 11 (Wednesday).  Mr. Richard Barns has my Young Horse to go to Boston.  Agreed with Lieutenant Bruce for the Cook Island.  250£ old Tenor for what he has of Mr. Cook, being at least 7 Acres; and 300£ … Continue reading

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April 12, 1750

1750 April 12 (Thursday).  Visited Nathan Maynard who is very ill.  Mr. Stone din’d with us and preach’d my Lecture.  His Text, Rom. 5.6.  After Meeting we view’d Several Parts of my new bought Land to find a suitable Place … Continue reading

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April 13, 1750

1750 April 13 (Friday).  This Day 4 Years ago my ever honour’d and dear Mother dy’d.  May I ever remember her Example and imitate her excellent Vertues!  My Horse is return’d to his Boarding place.

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April 14, 1750

1750 April 14 (Saturday).  Jonathan Fay here for Corn for keeping my Horse.  Have let him have 3 Bushels.

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April 15, 1750

1750 April 15 (Sunday).  Read Exod. 20, to number 18.  Expository Exercise on the Commandments in general and on the first and second in particular — and the application adapted to the Occasion of the Lord’s Supper.  My Wife and … Continue reading

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April 16, 1750

1750 April 16 (Monday).  My Wife and I rode up to Mr. Winchesters to see their Daughter Prudence who is consuming away.  We din’t there.  In returning call’d at Mr. Benjamin Fays.  N.B. Mrs. Miles of Concord there in a … Continue reading

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April 17, 1750

1750 April 17 (Tuesday).  Mr. Ezekiel Dodge came here last Night from Abington with Letter to our Church to request Assistance in his Ordination, and with a Special Request to Me in particular which I am full of Fears I … Continue reading

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April 18, 1750

1750 April 18 (Wednesday).  Rainy — rode to Deacon Matthias Rice’s, to Mr. George Oaks, where lodges Mr. Woods late of Sudbury, Clothier, that I might secure Some Brick among them for my intended Stack of Chimneys and thence I … Continue reading

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April 19, 1750

1750 April 19 (Thursday).  I rode down to Mr. Amsdens[1] to get his son in law Abijah Gale to go into the Ministerial Lott and cut Timber for my intended House.  He consents and I procure Neighbour John Rogers to … Continue reading

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April 20, 1750

1750 April 20 (Friday).  Messrs. Gale and Rogers go into a Ministerial Lott as agreed Yesterday but they find only Two sticks and cutt but one of them.  It rain’d also and beat ‘em off in the forenoon.  I rode … Continue reading

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April 21, 1750

1750 April 21 (Saturday).  Brother Hicks here from Cambridge and brings me the very Sorrowfull News of the Death of my Reverend and valuable Pastor, Mr. Webb of Boston.  May God Sanctifie this Dispensation to me, to the Bereaved Flock … Continue reading

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April 22, 1750

1750 April 22 (Sunday).  A.M. read Exod. 20 from number 18 — gave some Exposition of the Second Commandment — din’d at Justice Bakers.  Walk’d up and back.  P.M. read Luke 23 to number 27.  Preach’d on Eph. 2.8 latter … Continue reading

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April 23, 1750

1750 April 23 (Monday).  Mr. Martyn brought Mrs. Molly, his Daughter here, and rode himself to Grafton-Church Meeting which was concerning the Ordination of Mr. Hutchinson.  N.B. Mrs. Sibyl Child in distress about her Husband, Mr. Jonas Child, who is … Continue reading

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April 24, 1750

1750 April 24 (Tuesday).  Rain is very seasonable.

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April 25, 1750

1750 April 25 (Wednesday).  Neighbour William Rogers junior work’d for me.  I rode to Mr. Jonas Brighams to Send an Answer to a Letter from my Brother William concerning Captain Stansbury’s Negro.  But they Set out Early — however I … Continue reading

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April 26, 1750

1750 April 26 (Thursday).  Joseph Bruce works for me.  Mr. Martyn and his Spouse made us a Visit.  My wife and I, in our Chair, wait on them in theirs, over to the Meeting House Ground, to see the places … Continue reading

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April 27, 1750

1750 April 27 (Friday).  Mrs. Sally Gott[1] and her Sister Betty came to See us.  Din’d here.  Joseph Bruce works here.  They begin to plant Indian Corn. [1]Sarah, the daughter of Dr. Benjamin Gott of Marlborough.

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April 28, 1750

1750 April 28 (Saturday).  Forbush (from College) lodg’d here last Night.  Ebenezer and Joseph ploughing and planting.  Extraordinary high Gusts of Wind.

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April 29, 1750

1750 April 29 (Sunday).  Read Exod. 21.  Gave an Exposition of the Third Commandment a. and p.m.  Din’d at Justice Bakers; my Wife, Ebenezer and Molly, Lucy and Sarah and Alexander likewise.  Joseph Bruce and Patty Pannell, who were all … Continue reading

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April 30, 1750

1750 April 30 (Monday).  Rode to Mr. Dunlops to see him in his Sickness.  Lieutenant Tainter blooded him.  I return’d with him to his House, as a terrible Storm of Thunder and Rain arose.  Din’d at Lieutenant Tainters.  P.M. visited … Continue reading

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