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Monthly Archives: October 1757
1757 October 1 (Saturday). Last night and this Morning much exercised with Cares — not Succeeding in Endeavours to provide for my son, by selling my old Place. But Would humbly beg the Grace to enable me to commit my … Continue reading
1757 October 2 (Sunday). Read 1 Chron. 11. Preached on Prov. 13.21. Used some further parts of Sermon on Isa. 33.14, viz. p. 26 (which was used only in the former part of the page and but glances of the … Continue reading
Written from a rough paper of hints [i.e., October 3-9]. 1757 October 3 (Monday). Sett out late for Brookfield. Called at Capt. Stearns’s at Worcester, and at Mr. Robarts’s at Leicester. Mr. Nathaniel Harrington of Weston my Company great … Continue reading
1757 October 4 (Tuesday). Happy among my Children who (through divine Favour) are generally comfortable. Dined at my son Baldwins. P.M. went with my son Ebenezer and Forb. to take some View of the Farm of the late Mr. Jonathan … Continue reading
1757 October 5 (Wednesday). Mr. Forb. and I rode up to Ware River to Mr. Lulls: dining at Deacon Cutlers as we went. Mr. Lull signed another Deed of the 62 and the 35 Acre Lotts in Townshend, but would … Continue reading
1757 October 6 (Thursday). I went again into the Gilbert Affair — dined at my son Ebenezers. N.B. My Children at Each Family dined with me both yesterday and to Day (except Billy). P.M. preached a Lecture there, on Ps. … Continue reading
1757 October 7 (Friday). At Mr. Forb. (where I have lodged every night) and at Ebenezers where we prepare some Agreements about the Gilbert Place and include Thomas Hardy likewise. My Daughter Baldwin indisposed and dejected. It was 11 a.m. … Continue reading
1757 October 8 (Saturday). Returned home. All Well (D.G.) except my Wife, whose Lameness is much increased since I left her. N.B. Thomas took Care of gathering my Corn at the Island and getting it in. For they had Mr. … Continue reading
1757 October 9 (Sunday). I was not able to prepare for to Days Exercises by reason of my unavoidable Journeys last Week, and the Circumstances of Yesterday. Read 1 Chron. 12. Preached on Heb. 13.20. That Clause — “that brought … Continue reading
1757 October 10 (Monday). P.M. Visited Old Mrs. How and old Mrs. Maynard, who are both Sick. At Evening Sent my Manuscript of sermon on Ezek. XXII.30 to Mr. Kneeland, by Mr. Moses Brigham with a Letter to Mr. Cooper … Continue reading
1757 October 11 (Tuesday). Went to the Association at Mr. Martyns — few there — and lodged there. Mr. Cushing, Stone, Morse and Davis all that came. Mr. Morse has troubles with his people about his sallery. Mr. Davis has … Continue reading
1757 October 12 (Wednesday). Mr. Davis preached on 1 Cor. 15 ult. My Wife came over with Cousen Betty Parkman and dined at Mr. Martyns. When we returned home, Mrs. Allen was come from Shrewsbury and Mrs. Baldwin of that … Continue reading
1757 October 13 (Thursday). My Kinswoman, Miss Betty Still with us.
1757 October 14 (Friday). She has my Mare to go to Boston and leaves her Fathers Horse. My son Thomas goes with his Her [sic] as far as Coll. Williams at Marlborough where Mrs. Allen was to meet her to … Continue reading
1757 October 15 (Saturday). Deacon Tainter came to Me at Mr. Fish’s, and he accompanys me on my Journey. Dined at Mr. Dorrs. P.M. we got to Cumberland. Arrived at Mr. John Lovetts in good season, and Health. D.G. And … Continue reading
1757 October 16 (Sunday). I preached at Mr. John Lovetts in Cumberland a. and p.m. on Mat. 16.26 to a very mixed Assembly. May God grant Success. At Eve Deacon Tainter and I rode to Mr. Welds at Attleborough and … Continue reading
1757 October 17 (Monday). Bright morn. Deacon and I, accompanyed by Mr. Weld some Miles, rode to Wrentham. Visit Mr. Bean, but especially my old Friend Mrs. Messenger. Dined in Wrentham precinct with Mr. John Carns (who preaches there) at … Continue reading
1757 October 18 (Tuesday). Returned home in the Morning –but have been so fatiegued, am fit for little all Day. P.M. Mrs. Bond and Mrs. Harrington visit my wife in her Lameness: and She is also Rheumatic.
1757 October 19 (Wednesday). Mr. Moses Twitchel came to burn up Bushes, which Should ha’ been done last Year, but he proves not well. Thomas goes to Boston. Rides his Uncle’s Horse. P.M. I visit Hutchins (a transient young Man) … Continue reading
1757 October 20 (Thursday). I attended the Funeral of Old Mrs. Hephzibah Maynard. She was 70 Years old last January — a woman of remarkable Diligence and Skill in Family Affairs; and very compassionate and bountifull to the Poor; a … Continue reading
1757 October 21 (Friday). We are still in much Affliction for want of Water — but especially by reason of my wife’s lameness; with which she is still confined, and at times in great smart.
1757 October 22 (Saturday). My Kinsman Nathaniel Parkman and Brother Samuels Daughter Abigail came up from Boston to make us a Visit.
1757 October 23 (Sunday). I read 1 Chron. 13 and on Occasion of Mrs. Maynards Death I preached on Prov. 31.10 and p.m. read Luk. 6. On account of the Sorrowful News of the Hurricane which disperses our Fleet in … Continue reading
1757 October 24 (Monday). My Kinsman, and young Kinswoman still with us. P.M. they take a Ride to t’other House. They are in the Rain which every one besides is thankfull for. At Eve the storm increases.
1757 October 25 (Tuesday). The Rain detains them. P.M. Cousen Nat and I take a ride to Widow Forbush’s, Deacon Tainters, Bonds, etc. Ensign Harrington brings me 140 feet of Board and Some slabbs for Floor of my Kitchin Chamber.
1757 October 26 (Wednesday). The Morning bright, our Kinsman etc. leave us. I preached at the North precinct Lecture on Jer. 50.7. N.B. but about 19 or 20 Men at Meeting. Returned at Evening but as I returned visited Old … Continue reading
1757 October 27 (Thursday). Being repeatedly disappointed of Edes and Gills paper I Sent ‘em a Letter by Mr. Elisha Brigham. Mrs. P____ in great Distress with her smarting Legg.
1757 October 28 (Friday). It grows very Cold, rugged Weather. Had a Quarter of Beef of Mr. Williams; weighed 76 @ 1/ old Tenor. Eleazar brought it. P.M. with Capt. Woods Oxen, and Neighbour Barn. Newtons Cart, Alex carryed over … Continue reading
1757 October 29 (Saturday). Deacon Tainter dines with me.
1757 October 30 (Sunday). Read 1 Chron. 14. Preached on Ruth 3.11 and Spent what time I had on this, neither could I finish the Subject. P.M. read Luk. 7 and delivered an Exposition of v. 31 to 35, which … Continue reading