Monthly Archives: June 1756

June 1, 1756

1756 June 1 (Tuesday).  Visited Mrs. Betty Maynard, who lies dangerously ill.

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June 2, 1756

1756 June 2 (Wednesday).  Should have had some Expectation of Mr. Martyn to preach my Lecture but that I hear Mr. James Ball dyed the night before last and is to be buryed to Day.  I therefore preached my self.  … Continue reading

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June 3, 1756

1756 June 3 (Thursday).  be at his House at the private Meeting: and hoping that Old Mr. Fay could be got there I did the rather consent.  I went on with the Repetition of Sermon on Ps. 106.4.5.  N.B. Mr. … Continue reading

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June 4, 1756

1756 June 4 (Friday).  I again visited Mrs. Betty Maynard — her Case full of Danger.

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June 5, 1756

1756 June 5 (Saturday).  Dr. Wilson and I rode over to Mr. James Maynard to See his Daughter Betty.  My Time has been exceedingly taken up all the Week in Visiting the Sick and in preaching, so that I could … Continue reading

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June 6, 1756

1756 June 6 (Sunday).  Read 1 K. 18 from v. 17 and preached a.m. on Joh. 10.11.  Administered the Lord’s Supper.  Old Mrs. How, Mrs. Tainter and Mrs. Bowker of Simsbury dined here.  P.M. I read Mat. 21 to v. … Continue reading

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June 7, 1756

1756 June 7 (Monday).  Visited Ensign Jeduthun Fay’s Wife confined by Rheumatism.  Was at Mr. Grouts.  Am sollicitous to get a Pasture for my Young Cattle, they being now very troublesome.  P.M. my wife rode to Lt. Tainters.  My Brother … Continue reading

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June 8, 1756

1756 June 8 (Tuesday).  Billy finishes hoing the Island Field.  I visited old Mr. Bradish and Mr. Ebenezer Forbush who has the Rheumatism.  We expected my Wife’s Kinswomen from Marlborough, they having sent us word that they would visit us … Continue reading

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June 9, 1756

1756 June 9 (Wednesday).  Fine Weather.  Thomas helps in ploughing and hoing the Field by the Barn.  My Sons Wife still afflicted.  At Eve Ebenezer brings over Sophy; and yet leaves his little Molly here; so that my Wife has … Continue reading

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June 10, 1756

1756 June 10 (Thursday).  My Wife had Somewhat better night with the two Children than She expected.  Thomas and Billy finish the Field by the Barn before Dinner.  P.M. I preached to the Young Men, from Ps. 95.7, last Clause.  … Continue reading

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June 11, 1756

1756 June 11 (Friday).  Thomas goes over to hoe for Ebenezer (being backward in his Weeding).  My wife also goes over to see Betty and carrys over Molly.  Mr. Daniel Warrin here and pays me the remainder of his Rate.  … Continue reading

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June 12, 1756

1756 June 12 (Saturday).  Billy ploughs in the New Field.  Lt. Tainter kills a Calf for me.  Mr. Aaron Nurse makes a Bee Hive to be ready against the Bees swarming again.  He dines here.

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June 13, 1756

1756 June 13 (Sunday).  Read 1 King 19.  Preached on Eccl. 3.17.  Read p.m. Mat. 21 from v. 23.  N.B. Mr. Gardner dined here, as did Mr. John Nicols of Upton, and Mrs. Biglow of Brookline.  We hear that Mrs. … Continue reading

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June 14, 1756

1756 June 14 (Monday).  A Number of Young Men (of the New Society) came and hoed my Corn at the New Field behind the Meeting House.  They were Samuel Hardy junior, Barny Newton, Daniel Forb. junior, Jonathan Stow, Abner Whipple, … Continue reading

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June 15, 1756

1756 June 15 (Tuesday).  I rode to Ministers Meeting at Mr. Morse’s.  Thought my Self too late and therefore did not go by Mr. Martyns, but rode alone as far as Capt. Biglows — from thence had Mr. Ebenezer Nurse’s … Continue reading

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June 16, 1756

1756 June 16 (Wednesday).  Sir Crawford brought us a Letter from Mr. Maccarty, and one that Mr. Maccarty had sent to Coll. Chandler; on which also that Coll. had written his own Recommendation of him to the Gentlemen who were … Continue reading

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June 17, 1756

1756 June 17 (Thursday).  I visited the poor Indian Woman again.  Dined at the Squire’s.  N.B. Bees Swarmed; and flew off, notwithstanding my Hopes and Desires.

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June 18, 1756

1756 June 18 (Friday).  Ebenezers Wife Still weak — he in much trouble for a Maid.

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June 19, 1756

1756 June 19 (Saturday).  Little Molly here with her Grandmother, who has a sore Hand with her.

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June 20, 1756

1756 June 20 (Sunday).  Read 1 K. 20, to v. 21.  Gave a long Exposition.  Preached on Prov. 3.17.  P.M. omitted the Reading.  And by Reason of the work of last Week, and what I prepared of the forenoon Exposition … Continue reading

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June 21, 1756

1756 June 21 (Monday).  I visited Peggy Read again, whose Fits have not left her.  Mr. Bliss and Deacon Brown of Concord here in their way from Grafton, home.

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June 22, 1756

1756 June 22 (Tuesday).  Rainy Day.  Was called Suddenly to Deacon Bonds to see his daughter Eliz. (a Child in her 5th Year) very ill of Canker, Quinzy and Fever.  I dined there.  Prayed twice.  She Expired about 2 p.m.  … Continue reading

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June 23, 1756

1756 June 23 (Wednesday).  I went again to see Peggy Read.  My Wife went to t’other House and to Mr. Martyns; but returned at Eve.  Billy hoes in the Island Field a 2d time.

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June 24, 1756

1756 June 24 (Thursday).  Brother Hicks and his son Joshua, the latter returned from the Eastward from Bay Vert here.  I grew not well — but attended the Funeral of Eliza Bond.  My Daughter in Law ventured over here, and … Continue reading

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June 25, 1756

1756 June 25 (Friday).  Had a bad night, and am much indisposed to Day — much pain in my stomach etc.: was wholly confined — but it is of the Lords Mercy I am not consumed.  Peggy Read said to … Continue reading

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June 26, 1756

1756 June 26 (Saturday).  Dr. Chase again.  He administers (as far as I discern) judiciously.  Peggy Read is yet living.  I perswade Dr. Chase to go and See her.  My Sons Ebenezer and Thomas go to Brookfield, p.m.  I am … Continue reading

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June 27, 1756

1756 June 27 (Sunday).  I hope I am (through the Goodness of God) a little better.  But it is a Melancholly Day on Account of God’s Sanctuary which is very desolte.  Yet a few do assemble So as to carry … Continue reading

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June 28, 1756

1756 June 28 (Monday).  Through the great Goodness of God I gather strength; but I can’t freely read or write yet.  It affects my Eyes and disorders me at my Vitals to attempt much of either.  P.M. to my great … Continue reading

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June 29, 1756

1756 June 29 (Tuesday).  I grow better, I hope every Day.  Chearfullness with my Relatives, who are here, doubtless promotes it.  The Doctor here once more.  He brings me Bitters.  Mr. Whipple made me a Visit.  The Indian Woman (tis … Continue reading

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June 30, 1756

1756 June 30 (Wednesday).  I felt so much better that I venture to ride with my Kinswoman to my sons.  Her Husband walked over.  We dine there.  P.M. my Wife over there also, but all return hither at Eve.  N.B. … Continue reading

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