Monthly Archives: April 1756

April 1, 1756

1756 April 1 (Thursday).  Rain.  I preached at the Private Meeting at Mr. Zebulun Rice’s; on 2 Pet. 1.10.  My wife was with me; and we were well entertained by the Family after the Exercises.  N.B. Sorrowfull Account from Leicester … Continue reading

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April 2, 1756

1756 April 2 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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April 3, 1756

1756 April 3 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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April 4, 1756

1756 April 4 (Sunday).  Read 1 King. 11.  Preached on Mark 8.34 a. and p.m.  Read p.m. Mat. 15 and (after the Baptism of a Child) had a Contribution for James Allen of Hopkinton who was lately burnt out.

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April 5, 1756

1756 April 5 (Monday).  Visited Mr. Moses Twitchell’s Child that is Sick; at Mr. Dunlops.  At Deacon Forbush’s at Eve to count out the Contribution-Money of Yesterday.  It amounted to 17£ and 12/ as we estimated it.

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April 6, 1756

1756 April 6 (Tuesday).  Mr. Asaph Rice dined here.  Mr. Dunlop worked for me in my Garden.  Billy ploughed at Cook field.

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April 7, 1756

1756 April 7 (Wednesday).  My sons wife and son rode to Watertown in my Chair.  I rode Barny Newtons Mare to Young Mr. Martyns Raising.  Visit Capt. Forb.’s Wife, and Cornet Brighams son.

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April 8, 1756

1756 April 8 (Thursday).  Endeavour to raise a Team for crossing the Field behind the Meeting House.  Mr. Manning from Cambridge — and lodges here.

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April 9, 1756

1756 April 9 (Friday).  Mr. Manning leaves us to go to Brookfield.  Mr. Moses Nurse breaks up a Yard at the East End of my House.  P.M. Mrs. Judith Bellows here; She is somewhat more moderate and mollifyed and desires … Continue reading

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April 10, 1756

1756 April 10 (Saturday).  Mr. James Allen for whom we contributed here.

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April 11, 1756

1756 April 11 (Sunday).  Read 1 King. 12.  Text Luk. 9.23.  P.M. repeated on Mat. 15.21-28.

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April 12, 1756

1756 April 12 (Monday).  A.M. Garden.  P.M. visit Aged Mr. Bradish and Mr. Snows Family.

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April 13, 1756

1756 April 13 (Tuesday).  To Lt. Tainters and Harrington.  To Hopkinton.  Dined with Mr. Barrett.  P.M. to Sir Harry Franklands Seat to See Mr. [Troutbeck?] and Dr. Jones.  Mr. Barrett with me.  Returned at Eve.  Vines, etc.  Fine warm Weather.

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April 14, 1756

1756 April 14 (Wednesday).  Elisha Jones came yesterday and prepared to go to work — and this morning came Mr. Daniel Willard and Elisha Jones to lay Floors etc. in my Kitchin.  Ebenezer has a Cause against Richard Barns before … Continue reading

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April 15, 1756

1756 April 15 (Thursday).  Mr. Daniel Forb.’s Son Daniel with 4 Oxen and Asher Newton with 4 Oxen likewise come to cross my field behind the Meeting House.  Through a Mistake another set of Oxen did not come.  We got … Continue reading

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April 16, 1756

1756 April 16 (Friday).  It has been a dry hot season of late, but to Day Cloudy and p.m. rain.  Mr. Jonah Warrin came with 4 Oxen, Ensign Harrington with 4 and Mr. Benjamin Tainter with 6, cross-ploughed the rest … Continue reading

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April 17, 1756

1756 April 17 (Saturday).  This morning my sons found the young Steer dead in Mr. D. Hardys Meadow; both mired and drown’d.  The storm very vehement.  Elisha Jones at work about the West Door of the Kitchin.

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April 18, 1756

1756 April 18 (Sunday).  Read 1 K. 13.  Preached on Luk. 9.23.  P.M. read Mat. 16.  Elisha Jones with us over the Sabbath.

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April 19, 1756

1756 April 19 (Monday).  Elisha Jones at work here still.  He is casing and facing the West Door and about the Door it self.

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April 20, 1756

1756 April 20 (Tuesday).  I left Elisha Jones at work and went to the Association at Marlborough.  I called at Mr. Barns’s and endeavoured to put some stop to the Troubles which he was involved in by an Execution in … Continue reading

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April 21, 1756

1756 April 21 (Wednesday).  At the Public Lecture I prayed and Mr. Barret preached on Ps. 139.2, last v.  P.M. Mr. Martyn prepared a Letter to be sent (in his own Name) to Deacon Mellens of Hopkinton in Answer to … Continue reading

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April 22, 1756

1756 April 22 (Thursday).  This Day was a general Training every where — but the Companys apart.  The Design was to try for enlisting Soldiers for the Expedition against Crown Point: this tryal to be till 4 o’Clock p.m. and … Continue reading

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April 23, 1756

1756 April 23 (Friday).  The Chief Noise is about the pressed mens paying their Fines.  They were these following Messrs.: Timothy Warrin, Jonathan Fay, Samuel Forb. junior, Solomon Maynard and Amasa Maynard.

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April 24, 1756

1756 April 24 (Saturday).  Could prepare but one Sermon for tomorrow, but it was long.

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April 25, 1756

1756 April 25 (Sunday).  I administered the Lords supper.  Read 1 King. 14.  Preached on Rev. 5.6.  P.M. repeated Expository Exercise on Mat. 15.29.  N.B. My Kinsman Daniel Needham from Norwich came this morning from t’other House, but he did … Continue reading

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April 26, 1756

1756 April 26 (Monday).  Brother Hicks came from Sutton for Boston.  Cousen Needham (with him) left us.  Mr. Dodge of Abington and his spouse dined here.  P.M. I rode to the Funeral of a Child of Mr. Jabez Snow’s which … Continue reading

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April 27, 1756

1756 April 27 (Tuesday).  Billy carts Muck from the Barn.  Nathan Kenny helps him.  It is to my great Comfort that Billy is able to do So well for me as he does, since it is so exceeding Difficult for … Continue reading

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April 28, 1756

1756 April 28 (Wednesday).  Billy at Neighbour Nurse’s part of the Day.  I desire to be humble that I am so poorly capable of the Great Work I am called to: and would lament my Dullness, and ill Frame in … Continue reading

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April 29, 1756

1756 April 29 (Thursday).  Public Fast.  A.M. on Mat. 6.16.17.18.  P.M. Ps. 46.1.

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April 30, 1756

1756 April 30 (Friday).  Visited Mr. Bowman who is Sick.  Dined at Deacon Forbush’s.  P.M. was a Vendue of Mr. Richard Barns’s Substance, So much as to satisfie for his Debts to Mr. Coroner Green of Wor’ster, and my son … Continue reading

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