Monthly Archives: December 1757

December 1, 1757

1757 December 1 (Thursday).  My Wife rode with me to Deacon Tainters where I preached – Text Ps. 51.11, former part — to page 9.  N.B. Monsieur Blanc and Wife there; the first Time that he has ever attended upon … Continue reading

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December 2, 1757

1757 December 2 (Friday).  Mr. Amsden came for me — Mr. Smith at Boston — to go to Marlborough to the Funeral of Dr. Robinsons son Thomas-Amsden, a Boy of about 9 or 10.  Returned at Eve.  I can’t but … Continue reading

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December 3, 1757

1757 December 3 (Saturday).  Devoted to my preparations.  Wonderful pleasant Weather.  Mr. David Maynard, though the Assessors have not Sent him the Ministerial Rate, brought me an 18£ piece of Gold and a Note to Mr. Joslin for more.

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December 4, 1757

1757 December 4 (Sunday).  Read 1 Chron. 19.  Preached on Joh. 7.17.  P.M. read Luk. 10.  Made a Sermon on v. 2.3 from part of an Exposition on Mat. 9.37.38 and part of an Exposition on Mat. 10.16, accomodating it … Continue reading

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December 5, 1757

1757 December 5 (Monday).  Ensign Harrington came early with his Horse for me to ride to Stoneham and Boston: my Principal (earthly) end and Design being to take up Some money for my son Ebenezer to enable him to pay … Continue reading

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December 6, 1757

1757 December 6 (Tuesday).  Mr. John Searl, preacher at Stoneham came to see me and broke fast with us at Mr. Briants.  We rode to his (Mr. Searls) Lodgings to Dinner.  My Kinsman and his Wife in their Chair accompanyed … Continue reading

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December 7, 1757

1757 December 7 (Wednesday).  Dined at Mr. Speaker Hubbards.  The Company with him besides were Judge Russell, Justice Boardman, Coll. Worthington, Josiah Quincy Esq. and Coll. Lawrence.  At Eve at Mr. Pembertons.  Lodged at Cousen Winters.  N.B. There has been … Continue reading

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December 8, 1757

1757 December 8 (Thursday).  A Stormy Day, Rain and Snow; Old Mr. Checkley preached the Public Lecture on Ps. 101 v. 1.  Dined at Mr. Foxcrofts where also dined Mr. Clark of Danvers, and Mr. Pemberton.  N.B. Mr. Pembertons short … Continue reading

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December 9, 1757

1757 December 9 (Friday).  On the Affair of hiring Money.  Cousen Billy has kept my Horse these Three Nights.  Brother Samuel who lately arrived from Casco, befriends me in it.  Dined at [blot] Stoddards.  P.M. ride to Cambridge.  Mr. John … Continue reading

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December 10, 1757

1757 December 10 (Saturday).  Bright morning.  Agreeable to the advice and Direction of Mr. Speaker Hubbard, I went to the Widow Hill in Cambridge.  She having Some of the College Money — and took up of her 56£ 5/ old … Continue reading

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December 11, 1757

1757 December 11 (Sunday).  Read 1 Chron. 20.  Preached a. and p.m. repeating Sermon on Eccl. V.1.  Read p.m. Luk. 11.  N.B. Brother Harrington of Waterton dined here.  P.M. Mr. Benjamin Tainter, tything man, as soon as the Blessing was … Continue reading

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December 12, 1757

1757 December 12 (Monday).  Sent by Mr. Joseph Harrington (my Brother in Law) 56£ 5/old Tenor to my son Ebenezer that he might be in preparation for purchasing the Gilbert Place; designing to send him more when I Shall receive … Continue reading

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December 13, 1757

1757 December 13 (Tuesday).  Sent by Mr. Solomon Stow of Grafton Sundry Books belonging to my late Kinsman Dr. Elias Parkman, viz. Lowman on the Revelation, Watts on the  Improvement of the Human Mind, Savage’s History of Germany and Lives … Continue reading

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December 14, 1757

1757 December 14 (Wednesday).  Visit Capt. Wood’s Wife in her Lameness — his Mother there.  N.B. first wore a new, clipped Wigg, lately received from Mr. George Crossman of Hopkinton.  Dined at Mr. Beetons.  Reckoned with Widow Ruhamah Newton and … Continue reading

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December 15, 1757

1757 December 15 (Thursday).  To Day I suppose the Library of my late Kinsman Dr. Elias Parkman is exposed to Sale at public Auction at his late Dwelling House in Boston.

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December 16, 1757

1757 December 16 (Friday).  My Wife much recovered from her Lameness; the Sore almost wholly healed up.  To God be unfeigned Praise!

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December 17, 1757

1757 December 17 (Saturday).  Stormy.  Mr. Hall of Sutton, journeying from Boston, home calls to See me.  Certifies me that a principal Article in the Protestation of Mr. Gay, Rand, Mayhew etc. at No. 2 against the Result of the … Continue reading

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December 18, 1757

1757 December 18 (Sunday).  Great Storm of Snow last night and this Morning.  Very few at Meeting.  Read 1 Chron. 21.  Preached a. and p.m. on 2 Cor. 10.4.  P.M. omitted public Reading.  N.B. Stopped the Church to read a … Continue reading

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December 19, 1757

1757 December 19 (Monday).  Sent Alexander with Samme on my Mare, to Mrs. Mary’s school again: but it was with great Difficulty that Alex. got over to t’other Barn for the Creature go upon, the Snow is So deep.  A.M. … Continue reading

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December 20, 1757

1757 December 20 (Tuesday).  The Council Sitts at North Shrewsbury to hear the Complaint of Mr. Morse.  I can’t but Sympathize, and remember them in Prayer.  N.B. Deacon Gideon Newton of Southborough who was here last Night to go along … Continue reading

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December 21, 1757

1757 December 21 (Wednesday).  I went to Southborough to the Funeral of old Mrs. Johnson widow of old Clerk Johnson, who dyed somewhat suddenly last Saturday Night.  N.B. in returning I went to Mr. John Bents and took up a … Continue reading

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December 22, 1757

1757 December 22 (Thursday).  Deacon Tainter and his son came kindly killed an Hog for me — weight 239 1/4 and the Deacon came at Night, cutt it out and Salted it up.  I visited Mr. LeBlanc.  Presented him with … Continue reading

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December 23, 1757

1757 December 23 (Friday).  Last night divers of our Children much indisposed, but through divine Goodness they are better this Morning.  Mr. Martyn visited me and gave me account of the proceedings, and Shewed me the Result of the Council … Continue reading

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December 24, 1757

1757 December 24 (Saturday).  Brother Harrington here.  He came yesterday from Brookfield.  Brought me a Receipt from my son Ebenezer of the 25 Dollars I Sent him by the foresaid Brother Harrington.  (See the 12th Day of this Instant.)  He … Continue reading

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December 25, 1757

1757 December 25 (Sunday).  Thawy and rainy.  Read 1 Chron. 22.  Preached on 2 Cor. 10.4.  At noon received two Letters from Boston: one from my Brother Samuel, the other from my Kinsman Winter of the extreme illness of my … Continue reading

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December 26, 1757

1757 December 26 (Monday).  Set out for Boston — the Morning Cold, the Road in lower Towns very icy.  Called at Mr. Stones in Southborough, at Coll. Buckminsters in Framingham (before Noon), at Mr. Samuel Baldwins.  Stopped at Mr. Rogers’s … Continue reading

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December 27, 1757

1757 December 27 (Tuesday).  Visit my Brother again, who was able in a wonderful Manner to express himself concerning the almighty and Sovereign Grace of God which had been extended to him — and had been of a long time … Continue reading

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December 28, 1757

1757 December 28 (Wednesday).  Another admirable Morning with my Brother P____ who is Still in strength of understanding and exercise of Vigorous active Faith.  Mr. Eliot there and prayed this (or yesterday) Morning and Cousen Bradshaw was there to see … Continue reading

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December 29, 1757

1757 December 29 (Thursday).  Very Rainy.  At my Brothers who Still lives and discourses in a wonderful Manner.  I went to Lecture.  Mr. Mather preached on Rom. 6.1.2.  Dined at Cousen Langdons.  P.M. Visited Mr. John Ruddock: Mrs. [Coverley?] and … Continue reading

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December 30, 1757

1757 December 30 (Friday).  I went hastily once more to See my dear Brother once more Seeing I left him So low yesterday p.m.  Again bid Adieu.  Attended to my Secular Affairs, chiefly the hiring Money for my son Ebenezer.  … Continue reading

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December 31, 1757

1757 December 31 (Saturday).  Set out in the Morning, upon my Journey home.  Though it had rained very hard in the Night and in early Morning yet it held up so that I ventured.  It rained at times most of … Continue reading

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