Monthly Archives: October 1752

October 1, 1752

1752 October 1 (Sunday).  It prov’d very rainy and confin’d me at both a. and p.m., a sore Frown of God’s holy Sovereign Providence that I am thus chastiz’d.  I design’d to have preach’d again upon Mic. 7.9, but am … Continue reading

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October 2, 1752

1752 October 2 (Monday).  I rode to Mrs. Newtons (who had handsomely invited me to her House as soon as I Should get abroad again) and I din’d with her.  P.M. I went to Deacon Newtons and borrow’d of him … Continue reading

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October 3, 1752

1752 October 3 (Tuesday).  I prepar’d my Self to go over to Mr. Martyns, but not having an Horse, I went not.  In order to get an Horse I walked to Mr. Nurse’s and thence to old Mr. Maynards.  I … Continue reading

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October 4, 1752

1752 October 4 (Wednesday).  A fine Day.  Mr. Daniel Forbush brought me Mr. Samuel Harringtons Horse for me to go and See his Wife who lyes in a low Condition.  I went and found her in a gracious Frame, and … Continue reading

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October 5, 1752

1752 October 5 (Thursday).  A fine Day — p.m. I rode to Lieutenant Bruce’s and reckon’d with him and his son Ephraim.  I am still weak in my Knees and my left arm is somewhat Lame.

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October 6, 1752

1752 October 6 (Friday).  Another fine Day.  I rode to Mr. Jonas Brighams[1] to see his sister Mrs. Deborah who has been ill for some Time.  Thence I went to Marlborough.  Settled with Mr. Jacob Felton, paying him the Money … Continue reading

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October 7, 1752

1752 October 7 (Saturday).  A Storm of Rain arose towards Night, which grew impetuous.

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October 8, 1752

1752 October 8 (Sunday).  It continued Stormy and rain’d all Day.  But I could not bear that the people Should be again Destitute.  I wrap’d my Self up exceedingly, had an Horse brought to my Door, and rode to the … Continue reading

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October 9, 1752

1752 October 9 (Monday).  This Day was appointed and agreed upon by Lieutenant Tainter and others to gather my Corn at the Island, but the storm continues; and nothing can be done although there is reason to fear it will … Continue reading

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October 10, 1752

1752 October 10 (Tuesday).  The storm ceases a.m. but I am not able to attend the Association at Rutland to Day.  Mrs. Martyn din’d with us.  P.M. came her brother Marritt[1] of Cambridge.  My Daughter Forbush[2] here and prepares to … Continue reading

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October 11, 1752

1752 October 11 (Wednesday).  The Weather Doubtfull and no Money for my Daughter’s Journey — but at length the Air was clearer; and Esquire Baker came and lent me some Gold.  Molly came but depended on her Brother Mr. Daniel … Continue reading

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October 12, 1752

1752 October 12 (Thursday).  Billy goes with my Team to Mr. Tainters for a Load of Cyder, and brings home a pair of Guinea Fowls from Mr. Daniel Forbush’s and 30 Rails from Mr. James Millers junior.  Mr. William Rogers … Continue reading

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October 13, 1752

1752 October 13 (Friday).  A Fair and pleasant Day for our Harvest.  D.G.  Lieutenant Tainter, Mr. Jonathan Forbush, Joseph Bowman and Isaac Miller cut up my Corn; and my Son William with my Team to Cart it; and afterwards Mr. … Continue reading

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October 14, 1752

1752 October 14 (Saturday).  Billy with assistance putts the remainder of the Husk’d Corn into the Barns.  It was so Spoil’d with the Drought and with the Frost that there is but here and there a good Ear among it.  … Continue reading

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October 15, 1752

1752 October 15 (Sunday).  I had not prepar’d, by Means of my Indispositions and Avocations (partly; and partly I fear through my too great Negligence — which may God in infinite Mercy forgive through Jesus Christ!).  I took a Text … Continue reading

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October 16, 1752

1752 October 16 (Monday).  Though under Pains and Infirmitys and the Day Cloudy, p.m. and Mr. Fish of Upton here, yet I visited the Widow Pierce: She is very bad, yet no great Signs of Repentence.  Her Case very Deplorable!  … Continue reading

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October 17, 1752

1752 October 17 (Tuesday).  I am troubl’d with Rheumatic Pains Day by Day; especially in my left Arm.

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October 18, 1752

1752 October 18 (Wednesday).  Mr. Hezekiah Pratt has brought up my Mare from Boston and left my Daughter there.

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October 19, 1752

1752 October 19 (Thursday).  I preach’d the Lecture.  I make a Practice of delivering Sermons on these Occasions, which I have heretofore deliver’d for I cannot, under my Encumbrances and Difficultys, prepare fully, even so much as for the Sabbaths.  … Continue reading

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October 20, 1752

1752 October 20 (Friday).  P.M. Mr. William Pierce acquaints me that his Mother is dead.  At Eve Rain.  Mr. Daniel Forbush brings up in his Cart, Brass, Pewter, etc. from Boston for my Daughter.

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October 21, 1752

1752 October 21 (Saturday).  A Bright Morning after a Stormy Night.  O might I enjoy the like Favour in Spiritual Respects!  I was not very well, but it being a bright good Day I ventur’d out to the Funeral of … Continue reading

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October 22, 1752

1752 October 22 (Sunday).  Preach’d on Heb. 9.25, and administer’d the Sacrament on the Lords Supper.  P.M. I repeated Sermon on 1 John 3.23.  Mrs. Emma Maynard din’d with us.  May God be magnify’d that we have again this Solemnity!

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October 23, 1752

1752 October 23 (Monday).  I din’d early at home, and Catechiz’d at Mr. Joslins.  13 Children, Boys and Girls together.  May God seal the Instruction!

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October 24, 1752

1752 October 24 (Tuesday).  I visited old Mr. Samuel Fay[1] — and Mrs. Harrington, they having desir’d Prayers last Lords Day.  The first of them recovers to his usual State; the other languishes.  My left Arm grows more Rheumatic Day … Continue reading

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October 25, 1752

1752 October 25 (Wednesday).  I din’d at home, but p.m. rode over to see Mr. Martyn, not having been there of a very great while: yet my pains were Successless: They both, Mr. Martyn and his Wife were gone to … Continue reading

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October 26, 1752

1752 October 26 (Thursday).  Breck is no easier.  Storm of Rain.  Mr. Aaron Nurse with my Billy puts up my Husks from the Barn Floor.  N.B. Uncommon Storm of Wind and Rain in the Night.

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October 27, 1752

1752 October 27 (Friday).  Breck’s Leg no better: from the Discoverys I could make no Bone is broke, or put out of Joint, but I conceive the Tendons are strain’d, and perhaps the Ligaments at the Ankle.  Mr. Grout, and … Continue reading

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October 28, 1752

1752 October 28 (Saturday).  My sons wife din’d here and tarried the Afternoon.  Mr. Grout came kindly to See Breck, who is much as he was yesterday.  I have been so interrupt’d in my studys by Brecks Lameness that I … Continue reading

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October 29, 1752

1752 October 29 (Sunday).  A very Cold Day, and I have So much Pain in my left Arm, especially have in the Nights distressing Trouble with it, that I am much concern’d about the Event; yet I ventur’d to Meeting … Continue reading

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October 30, 1752

1752 October 30 (Monday).  The Reverend and Learned Mr. Clark[1] of Salem Village here, in returning home from Sutton, where he, with two more ministers, Mr. Dor[2] and Mr. Hobby,[3] had been assisting Mr. Wellmans Church and some agriev’d Brethren … Continue reading

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October 31, 1752

1752 October 31 (Tuesday).  Mr. Forbush came last Night to the Other House, and hither this Morning — but hastens away to Boston (his wife being still there) and carrys with him John Barrett; he has Mr. Martyns Chair and … Continue reading

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