Monthly Archives: June 1751

June 1, 1751

1751 June 1 (Saturday).  At five in the morning set out from Boston.  Broke fast at Mr. Dix’s[1] in Watertown.  Visited Mr. Williams[2] of Waltham who is very low.  Pray’d with him.  N.B. Mr. Cotton[3] of Newton and Dr. Convers[4] … Continue reading

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June 2, 1751

1751 June 2 (Sunday).  Read Numb. 3.  Preach’d on Job 36.24, a. and p.m.  Din’d as usual.  P.M. read Acts 21.

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June 3, 1751

1751 June 3 (Monday).  Lieutenant Tainter was here — wants a Receit of the whole Rates, although above one hundred pounds behind; he offering me his Note of Hand — I comply’d and gratify’d him.  Mr. Grout here — Mr. … Continue reading

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June 4, 1751

1751 June 4 (Tuesday).  I rode over to Mr. Cooks and to Mr. Martyns in the Morning — Then to the Island with Victuals and Drink, supposing I should find Some Hands at Work there — but though it was … Continue reading

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June 5, 1751

1751 June 5 (Wednesday).  Mr. Martyn and his Daughter rode with me and my Daughter Lucy and son Thomas to Upton Ordination.  The rest went their respective ways.  But by means of So much Company I was later in setting … Continue reading

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June 6, 1751

1751 June 6 (Thursday).  Mr. Martyn etc din’d here.  Lucy Bowker at work here for Ebenezer turning his Camblet Coat.

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June 7, 1751

1751 June 7 (Friday).  Visited Mrs. Pratt.  Read to her my sermon on Ps. 23.4.  But having been much worried of late and broke of my Rest, I was very dull and drowsy.  Ebenezer finish’d weeding at home.  P.M. hir’d … Continue reading

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June 8, 1751

1751 June 8 (Saturday).  Ebenezer Carts Boards from hence etc. to the New House.  N.B. My Carpenters diet at Deacon Newtons till this Eve.

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June 9, 1751

1751 June 9 (Sunday).  I preach’d for Mr. Martyn on Prov. 14.9, a. and p.m.  Mr. Martyn for me on Isa. 5, fore part.  Rain at Eve and I lodg’d there.

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June 10, 1751

1751 June 10 (Monday).  Return’d home.  My Carpenters diet at Widow Newtons; the Deacon and his wife going from Home this Week.  Lucy Bowker, who went home Saturday Night, here again to Day.  N.B. Saw Lieutenant Tainter who seems offended … Continue reading

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June 11, 1751

1751 June 11 (Tuesday).  I rode to Shrewsbury to ministers meeting.  N.B. Mr. Morse and Mr. Davis[1] indecently laugh’d out at reading my Collection — which was Judge Dudleys Elegant Translation of Dr. Thomas Burnets Dedication of his Archaeologia to … Continue reading

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June 12, 1751

1751 June 12 (Wednesday).  Went to my New House to know how my Carpenters proceeded.  Visited Mr. Pratt.  Visited Neighbour, Eliezer Rice whose Infant is ill.  They desire it may be baptiz’d in private — but I was going to … Continue reading

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June 13, 1751

1751 June 13 (Thursday).  I went to Mr. Eliezer Rice’s whose Child is Sick.  He still ask’d me what I thought of his proposal about baptizing it?  I told him that if he was in Charity, and profess’d what he … Continue reading

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June 14, 1751

1751 June 14 (Friday).  With Mrs. Pratt who grows still weaker.  Ebenezer and Thomas yesterday and to Day at Half-hilling.  P.M. at the New House to see what becomes of the Timber-sawing; and there was Mr. Biglo and Alpheus Newton … Continue reading

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June 15, 1751

1751 June 15 (Saturday).  Sent Billy with a Letter to Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlin about Clabboards — and another to Jonas Bradish.  Mr. Cook here and reckon’d with him.  P.M. attended the Funeral of Mr. Abijah Gale’s Infant Child.  N.B. Mr. … Continue reading

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June 16, 1751

1751 June 16 (Sunday).  Read Numb. 4.  Preach’d on Prov. 16.31.  Din’d at the usual place, my wife and Sundry Small Children Stay’d at and nigh the meeting House.  P.M. read Acts 22.  In preaching, repeated sermon on Tit. 3.12, … Continue reading

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June 17, 1751

1751 June 17 (Monday).  David How junior of Sudbury here to acquaint me that the Designed Council is put off to Some future Time.  Ebenezer So out of Health that he goes to Day to Dr. Smith,[1] is blooded and … Continue reading

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June 18, 1751

1751 June 18 (Tuesday).  In the Morning put in my Three Creatures and carry’d over the Load to my New House.  N.B. Lieutenant Tainter there and paid me 15£ old Tenor which I paid Mr. Baldwin for his Father.  N.B. … Continue reading

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June 19, 1751

1751 June 19 (Wednesday).  Ebenezer not well — but mow’d a little — the Yard and Garden.  I Sent my son William to the Island with my Mare to plough to Day under the Guidance of Mr. Williams who with … Continue reading

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June 20, 1751

1751 June 20 (Thursday).  Lucy Bowker works here again for Ebenezer.  Thomas to Sutton, to the Raising of their New Meeting House.  I Catechiz’d a.m. at the School-House, but no one ask’d me to dinner anywhere; so that I return’d … Continue reading

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June 21, 1751

1751 June 21 (Friday).  Part of the forenoon assisted Ebenezer in mending Fence in the furthermost Pasture — a large Steer being very unruly.  My wife is grown much lamer ever since we rode to Southborough.  Sarah Sick — no … Continue reading

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June 22, 1751

1751 June 22 (Saturday).  Ebenezer is better: he mows between the House and Barn.  Thomas mows over the Clear’d ground at the New House.  Lucy Bowker here still.  P.M. Mr. Hutchinson,[1] in complyance with a Letter which I sent him … Continue reading

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June 23, 1751

1751 June 23 (Sunday).  I preach’d at Grafton a. and p.m. on Mat. 16.26, and Baptiz’d Nehemiah, of John and [blank] Adams.  Return’d to Westborough in the Night.  Mr. Hutchinson preach’d at Westborough on Rev. 1, latter part of number … Continue reading

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June 24, 1751

1751 June 24 (Monday).  Ebenezer mows at home.  Thomas carrys a Barrell of Cyder to the New House and mows over the Clear’d Ground to it.  Neighbour Eliezer Rice, in his Feebleness here, more Discourse about his Childs Baptism.  P.M. … Continue reading

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June 25, 1751

1751 June 25 (Tuesday).  My Wife growing very Lame, I waited on her to Lieutenant Bezaleal Eagers,[1] where She was blooded by Dr. Smith.  I left her and proceeded up the Road to enquire after Clabboards — hearing of Some … Continue reading

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June 26, 1751

1751 June 26 (Wednesday).  Sent Mr. John Rogers with my Team for Clabboards at Worcester, who brought ‘em, though in the Night first.  N.B. Mr. Robert Jennison (William Parkhursts Master) here, with his Wife and Brother.  Mr. Stephen Maynard here, … Continue reading

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June 27, 1751

1751 June 27 (Thursday).  Brother Hicks here and Carrys Sister Hannah Champney to Cambridge.  Ebenezer and Thomas mowing.  Ebenezer hangs a New, Small, Grindstone of 40/ old Tenor.  I visited Mrs. Pratt and Eliezer Rice’s Child.

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June 28, 1751

1751 June 28 (Friday).  The Young Men who finish my New House are daily at Work, but can’t go to See ‘em every Day.

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June 29, 1751

1751 June 29 (Saturday).  Brother Hicks from Cambridge din’d here.  Sent by him to Mr. Benjamin Fay, the Precincts Clerk, a Receipt in Full for the 500£ grant.  This I have done at the Committees Desire for peace sake.  Baldwin … Continue reading

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June 30, 1751

1751 June 30 (Sunday).  Read Numb. 5.  Preach’d on Prov. 16.31.  Din’d as usual.  P.M. read Acts 23.  Preach’d on Lev. 19.32.  Appointed the Communion but put by the Lecture.

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