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Monthly Archives: January 1760
1760 January 1 (Tuesday). To God be the Glory of His Long Suffering and unmerited Goodness! That I am preserved through So many and So wonderful Changes! Particularly of the Last Year, a year of uncommon Tryals. Besides the Sickness … Continue reading
1760 January 2 (Wednesday). Visited at Captain Fay’s on account of his little son Stephen’s illness. A Number of Neighbours were so kind as to come and sled Wood for me, as Some also went to cutting. Some went to … Continue reading
1760 January 3 (Thursday). Four of my Boys go to school. [Note: Alexander, b. 17 Feb. 1747; Breck, b. 17 Feb. 1749; Samuel, b. 22 Aug. 1751; John, b. 21 July 1753.] Billy at work upon the Crooks part of … Continue reading
1760 January 4 (Friday). My Wife is about her Bus’ness early and late, yet is very much indisposed and exercised with Rheumatic Pains in her Limbs and divers other Infirmitys. Mr. David Maynard dines here.
1760 January 5 (Saturday). [No entry.]
1760 January 6 (Sunday). Read Job 4 and Rom. 7. Preached on Eccl. 7.1. Widow Patience Woods dines with me. N.B. Cousen Maynard was at Meeting p.m.
1760 January 7 (Monday). Ride with Dr. Crosby in his whirrey to see Mrs. Hannah Forb. (wife of Lt. Thomas). Hear that Capt. Rolf came home last Saturday night. Am informed Lt. Holloway died Yesterday morning, about 2 o’Clock. N.B. … Continue reading
1760 January 8 (Tuesday). Deacon Tainter brings me an Horse to wait on me to Lt. Holloways Funeral. We dine at Mr. Martyns — who tells me he has received a Letter from Sutton, North precinct, to desire Assistance in … Continue reading
1760 January 9 (Wednesday). Mr. Edmund Rice came with a Side of Cow Beef which I bought of him. One Quarter weighed 83, the other 80. It was not good enough, but I gave him 18d per pound. Paid him … Continue reading
1760 January 10 (Thursday). Mr. Welman leaves us. May God grant him Light and Grace and Peace! P.M. Mr. Joseph Baker here to be Examined. Mrs. Joanna Fay here with her Relation; and Seems to have good Tokens of the … Continue reading
1760 January 11 (Friday). Mr. Abraham Brown going down to Watertown, I improve his friendliness to promote the Sale of my old place to his Brother Abijah. P.M. Mrs. Baker (Mr. Joseph’s Wife) here to be examined.
1760 January 12 (Saturday). My Wife and Billy came home from Boston, and dined with us. To God be the Glory, who has preserved them especially as my Wife had Two Falls from her Horse. N.B. My Watch is brought … Continue reading
1760 January 13 (Sunday). Read Job 5 and Rom. 8.1 to 21. Preached a. and p.m. on Luk. 2.14. After sermon was a Contribution for Mr. Jonathan Morse of Shrewsbury. And admitted Mrs. Joanna Fay into the Church, before the … Continue reading
1760 January 14 (Monday). Deacon Tainter came (but without Deacon Bond though both were desired and both consented to) this Morning, to count the Money Collected yesterday. It amounted to £45.14.1 old Tenor. With Deacon came his son Bowker and … Continue reading
1760 January 15 (Tuesday). P.M. made a Visit to Squire Baker. And retiring with Young Mrs. Baker, at her Request, I went on with my Examination of her. N.B. Squire Bakers finding fault with Mr. Stoddars Book of the safety … Continue reading
1760 January 16 (Wednesday). Deacon Tainter came with his Whirrey and two Horses to wait on my Wife and me in Visiting the West Neighbourhood and part of Shrewsbury. We first went to Mr. Samuel Fay’s junior where we dined … Continue reading
1760 January 17 (Thursday). Billy returns to Brookfield. Alex goes with him to Worcester with my mare. Capt. Wood invites me and my wife to dine at his House with Mr. Barrett and Dr. Wilson. We went. Dined well and … Continue reading
1760 January 18 (Friday). At Eve Mr. Richard Kelly (long Kelly) and his son John, who was with my son Thomas at Still Water, are here and make Demands — first 2 Dollars being pay for a new Shirt he … Continue reading
1760 January 19 (Saturday). Mr. Daniel Forb. brings me what his son has brought me from Boston, viz. brass Knop[d?] Latches 15/ old Tenor apiece etc. etc.
1760 January 20 (Sunday). Read Job 6 and Rom. 8 from 21 to the End. Preached a. and p.m. on Song 6.4. The Widow of the late Mr. Noah Rice of Sutton and Dr. Crosbys Wife dined here. P.M. propounded … Continue reading
1760 January 21 (Monday). Mr. Beeton puts on my New Latches. Deacon Tainter brings Artemas Bruce, and we had sent for Neighbour Hezekaih Pratt, to help us kill an Hog — weighed 11 Score and 7 pounds. At Eve Mrs. … Continue reading
1760 January 22 (Tuesday). My Wife Walks to t’other House and to her Cousen Maynards. At Dr. Crosbys Request, I drew a Petition for him and Mr. Simon Maynard of Shrewsbury to present to the General Court.
1760 January 23 (Wednesday). Visited at Mr. Ebenezer Rice’s, his son Joseph being Sick of the long Fever and brought very low. N.B. he voided by Stool about 2 Quarts of bloody Matter last night in about an Hours time … Continue reading
1760 January 24 (Thursday). My Son Baldwin came from Brookfield by Rutland — going to Boston: he dined here. I visit Lt. Forb.’s Wife — Thaddy Warrin and his Wife. Admonish them for their Fornication and call ‘em to Repentance. … Continue reading
1760 January 25 (Friday). Attend to various necessary repairs etc. about the Barn. No Suse, but we attribute it to the Cold that she is not returned.
1760 January 26 (Saturday). Mr. Fessenden here — brings Heliodorus’s Ethiopic History, and the Court and City Register. I rode (on a Horse Capt. Wood Supplyed me with) to Hopkinton and dined at Mr. Barretts. Mr. Barrett rides to Westborough. … Continue reading
1760 January 27 (Sunday). A rainy, Stormy Day; yet a Considerable Congregation (at Hopkinton). I preached on Rom. 8.28 a. and p.m. May God Himself add His almighty Blessing! May I experience it in my own Soul! That I might … Continue reading
1760 January 28 (Monday). Rose early and it being bright (though the roads very Slippery and Icy) I rode home to Breakfast. Went up to Capt. Woods, where Mr. B. was and lodged last night, and they had not yet … Continue reading
1760 January 29 (Tuesday). Exceeding Icy, Slippery and therefore dangerous travelling and my Mare lame yet. Mr. Forbush from Brookfield and dined here. P.M. he proceeds upon his Journey to Boston. N.B. He informs me that the Council last week … Continue reading
1760 January 30 (Wednesday). I rode to Worcester to wait upon Judge Chandler for Power of Administration of my son Thomas’s Effects. I called to see Capt. Allens wife — dined at Mr. Cushings, where were Messrs. Morse and Wellman. … Continue reading