Monthly Archives: October 1758

October 1, 1758

1758 October 1 (Sunday).  Read 2 Chron. 24 and John 12.  Preached a. and p.m. on Eph. 4.1.  May a gracious God enable us to conform to these Instructions and admonitions!  Mr. Winter and his Wife kept Sabbath with us.

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October 2, 1758

1758 October 2 (Monday).  My Kinsfolks ride up to Capt. Allens in Shrewsbury, and my Wife and I wait upon them there.  After dinner at Capt. Allens Mr. Winter and [sic] rode up to Mr. Cushings.  We all returned here … Continue reading

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October 3, 1758

1758 October 3 (Tuesday).  I rode to Sutton Council on Mr. Welmans Affair with his Brethren.  Mr. Winter and his Wife return to Boston.  Deacons Tainter and Bond accompany me to Mr. Welmans, where we dined.  Besides all the Pastors … Continue reading

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October 4, 1758

1758 October 4 (Wednesday).  Matters are very difficult — a.m. labouring with the contending Partys.  As Mr. Wellman Shew’d what he had done towards Pacification and exhibited a Paper of Offers which he had made to them So they in … Continue reading

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October 5, 1758

1758 October 5 (Thursday).  Nothing can be darker and more sad — the Partys extremely stiff and resolute against one another.  Mr. Welman and his Brethren urging that we do what we came for, and give them a Result: the … Continue reading

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October 6, 1758

1758 October 6 (Friday).  Letters missive were drawn (from an original of my draughting) and Signed by the Partys respectively.  Then the Council was adjourned to Tuesday the 7th Day of November next a.m. and to the House of Mr. … Continue reading

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October 7, 1758

1758 October 7 (Saturday).  Do my utmost to prepare one Sermon though I can no more for the approching Sabbath.  My temporal Affairs must Shift as they can.

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October 8, 1758

1758 October 8 (Sunday).  Read 2 Chron. 25 and Joh. 13.  Repeated a.m. on Rom. 10.4.  Preached p.m. on Rom. 12.2.  Sang a.m. on Ps. 80.15-19.  Gave the Church in the hearing of the Assembly, some Account of Sutton Affairs.  … Continue reading

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October 9, 1758

1758 October 9 (Monday).  Mr. Ephraim Bruce returned last eve, from the Lake, with Jonas Bradish.  Brings me a Letter from Billy of Sept. 28.  And one from Mr. (who writes himself) Forbes, of Sept. 8 and another from him … Continue reading

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October 10, 1758

1758 October 10 (Tuesday).  Mr. Putnam, though it Rains, pursues his Journey.

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October 11, 1758

1758 October 11 (Wednesday).  Rode to Mr. Ephraim Bruce to Enquire of Affairs at the Camp.  There I saw Jonas Bradish and I design’d a visit to Mrs. Adams, but found her at Bruce’s.  N.B. Mr. Benoni Shurtleff is going … Continue reading

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October 12, 1758

1758 October 12 (Thursday).  After Dinner but before Lecture came Mrs. Martyn to see us.  After Lecture her Daughter in Law, and Grandson Edward came but neither of them went to Lecture.  It was to young people from Mat. 6.5.  … Continue reading

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October 13, 1758

1758 October 13 (Friday).  My son Samuel taken ill, with vomiting and Shaking — soon after is better and runs about again.

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October 14, 1758

1758 October 14 (Saturday).  Thomas rode to Marlborough to wait upon Mrs. Anna Brigham up here; but She was engaged in taking Care of a poor sick woman, one Mrs. Kitchin, a Wife of one of the Regulars, who was … Continue reading

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October 15, 1758

1758 October 15 (Sunday).  Read 2 Chron. 26 and Joh. 14.  Preached a. and p.m. on Rom. 12.2.  Mrs. Matthews made her profession of Religion, was baptized, and admitted into the Church.  N.B. Mr. Martin Pratts Wife, and the Widow … Continue reading

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October 16, 1758

1758 October 16 (Monday).  An unhappy Morning to me by reason of my hasty Answer to Mr. Jonah Warrin — when he asked me whether I met with any difficulty about my Wood?  I answered Yes — but the manner … Continue reading

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October 17, 1758

1758 October 17 (Tuesday).  My own Mare being gone it was with much Difficulty, but I obtained an Horse, and rode to Mr. Hall in Sutton, according to the Appointments made to attempt something for the Reconcilement of the Ministers … Continue reading

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October 18, 1758

1758 October 18 (Wednesday).  Messrs. Hall and Wellman were, to our great rejoicing, brought to an Amicable Composition, and signed reciprocally a Paper, containing mutual condescensions and Engagements which We all witnessed, and the Instruments were interchangeably delivered.  Mr. Dorr … Continue reading

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October 19, 1758

1758 October 19 (Thursday).  Mr. Hutchinson preached my Lecture on Act. 5.31.  N.B. Esquire Samuel Brigham here after Lecture.  Mr. Benjamin Tainter returns from Summers and Brookfield, and confirms the sorrowfull Tidings of the Death of Mr. Woods — that … Continue reading

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October 20, 1758

1758 October 20 (Friday).  Mr. John Mead here in great Affliction by reason of the Death of his Landlady at Newton.  Capt. Foster’s Wife here and brings us Several presents.  She dines here.

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October 21, 1758

1758 October 21 (Saturday).  Six Barrels of Cyder from Deacon Tainter, brought by Abiel Chamberlin, who dines here.  Little Hannah ill yet.

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October 22, 1758

1758 October 22 (Sunday).  Read 2 Chron. 27, Joh. 15.  Preached a. and p.m. on Song 5.1.  Adminstered the Sacrament of the Lords Supper.  Deacon Tainter and his wife, Mrs. Bond, Mrs. Steward and the Widow Patience Forbush, dined here.  … Continue reading

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October 23, 1758

1758 October 23 (Monday).  Mr. Ebenezer Rice Sent me a Line requesting that I would go over there to Day and divide the Hay and Indian Corn; which, p.m. I complyed with.

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October 24, 1758

1758 October 24 (Tuesday).  Deacon Burnap receives and pays for one of Edwards on Original Sin.  William Dunlop here being newly come from the Lake and brings me fresh news from my Billy.  My own Boys are employed about my … Continue reading

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October 25, 1758

1758 October 25 (Wednesday).  Boys are husking.  P.M. rainy.  Nathan and Jonas Kenny husk.  At Eve my Daughter Baldwin with her little son came.  They sat out yesterday from Brookfield; accompanyed by the Widow Gilbert hither to assist her.  They … Continue reading

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October 26, 1758

1758 October 26 (Thursday).  A very winter like Face on every Thing.  We have the pleasure of my Daughter and her little son here, together with their Nurse.  Alexander goes to Shrewsbury for my Mare and brings her.  Am confined … Continue reading

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October 27, 1758

1758 October 27 (Friday).  Storm continues, and our Wood very short.  P.M. Thomas to Marlborough to bring up Mrs. Brigham.  At Eve Capt. Wood and Ensign Harrington here, and though I Should prize their Company at another time, yet I … Continue reading

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October 28, 1758

1758 October 28 (Saturday).  My Daughter Baldwin, her son and Mrs. Gilbert go to Sudbury, Thomas having returned with Mrs. Brigham and her Son.  P.M. to my sorrow was again interrupted and called away.  Mr. John Maynard came for me … Continue reading

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October 29, 1758

1758 October 29 (Sunday).  Read 2 Chron. 28 and Joh. 16.  Preached a.m. on Rom. 12.2.  N.B. Mr. Hutchinson being gone to Connecticut many Grafton people are here.  Deacon Merriam and his Wife; Mr. Hezekiah Taylor and his son dined … Continue reading

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October 30, 1758

1758 October 30 (Monday).  This Parish met to See whether they would Settle my Sallery and get me my Wood this Year: and sent a Committee to me, Messrs. David Maynard and Ephraim Bruce, to desire me to go to … Continue reading

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October 31, 1758

1758 October 31 (Tuesday).  Have received but slender supply from Mr. Maynard the Collector for my Journey — but the Necessitys of my Family required it, that I Should go.  Mr. Batherick helped my son Alexander, in Cutting down the … Continue reading

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