Monthly Archives: March 1761

March 1, 1761

1761 March 1 (Sunday).  Read Ps. 3 and 4.  Preached a. and p.m. on Gal. 5.6.  That I might manifest my Sense of that Great Article of our holy Religion, the Existence and Attributes of God.  P.M. read 2 Cor. … Continue reading

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March 2, 1761

1761 March 2 (Monday).  Two Brethern came here under Disquietment with yesterdays Vote of restoring Mr. Fay; They were Mr. Chamberlin and Mr. Belknap.  Afterwards came also Mr. Daniel Forbush.  I, upon Desire of the Town, went to the meeting, … Continue reading

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March 3, 1761

1761 March 3 (Tuesday).  Mr. Grow Sent me an Horse and I preached at his House.  Text 2 Cor. 4.17.  After Exercises I proposed to the Brethern of the meeting to See whether they could not agree upon some special … Continue reading

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March 4, 1761

1761 March 4 (Wednesday).  The Young Men go to Cambridge for Mr. Forbush’s Slay.  I sent by them 4 Dollars to Brother Champney to pay part of my Son Ebenezers Debt to him.  N.B. borrowed 2 of them of Miss … Continue reading

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March 5, 1761

1761 March 5 (Thursday).  Mr. James Eager buryed, but I could not go to the Funeral.  P.M. Rice and Cutler return from Cambridge.  Rice goes to his Fathers, Cutler lodges here; and one Horse is kept here; the other is … Continue reading

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March 6, 1761

1761 March 6 (Friday).  John goes to Brookfield with Samuel Cutler etc. in the Slay.  N.B. I Send Ebenezers Tea Table to him.

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March 7, 1761

1761 March 7 (Saturday).  A Number of Brethren were here, viz. Messrs. Daniel Forbush, David Maynard, Zebulun Rice, and David Batherick and desire me, by a paper Signed by them, to wave the expected appointment of the Lords Supper.  They … Continue reading

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March 8, 1761

1761 March 8 (Sunday).  Have been exercised with Tooth ach — besides divers Other Interventions So that I could prepare but one Sermon.  Very much desired that Mr. Fessenden would preach, but could not convey my mind to him.  Read … Continue reading

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March 9, 1761

1761 March 9 (Monday).  Precinct Meeting.  A Petition is brought me signed by Ten Members of the Church, viz. Messrs. Daniel Forb., David Maynard etc. desiring a Church Meeting on the Affair of Mr. S. Fay.  Prayed at the precinct … Continue reading

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March 10, 1761

1761 March 10 (Tuesday).  Walked to Lieut. Forb.  Dined at Mr. Hills.  Spent some considerable Time in conversing with and examining her.  Visit Mrs. Wood after the Death of her Brother Eager.

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March 11, 1761

1761 March 11 (Wednesday).  Capt. Wood brought his Horse that I might ride to Mr. Morse’s of North Shrewsbury.  Took Mr. Fessenden with me.  Dined at Mr. Morse’s.  My Business was to get a good Horse.  At Mr. Morse’s Request … Continue reading

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March 12, 1761

1761 March 12 (Thursday).  About 1/4 after 2 this morning we were awaked by an Earthquake but blessed be God for his preserving Goodness and Mercy!  Came home a.m. and found my Tabernacle in Peace and safety.  Mr. John Hicks … Continue reading

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March 13, 1761

1761 March 13 (Friday).  Visit Mrs. Hill and further examine her.  Want to send word to Mr. Samuel Fay concerning the Petition of 10 Brethren for a Church-Meeting, but his Critical Situation makes me Cautious of writing to him, or … Continue reading

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March 14, 1761

1761 March 14 (Saturday).  In the morning Brother Zebulun Rice to acquaint me with Mr. Fays Frame yesterday when visited by the Said Rice and is disquieted with it.  Deacon Tainter here about Fays Case.  He dines with us.  I … Continue reading

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March 15, 1761

1761 March 15 (Sunday).  Read Ps. 6.and 2 Cor. 13.  Mr. Fessenden a.m. on Col. 3.2 and p.m. on 1 Joh. 4.19.  Cousen Maynard dined here.  The Kitchen (as Usual) very much filled.  After the Exercises Stopped the Church and … Continue reading

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March 16, 1761

1761 March 16 (Monday).  Reckoned and settled with Mr. Joseph Baker, and paid him all, by a Note to Mr. Bellows of 6£ 5.4 L.M.  Visited Mr. William Nurse who is sick.  Praid with him.  Dined there.  P.M. Visit at … Continue reading

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March 17, 1761

1761 March 17 (Tuesday).  Church Meeting about Mr. Samuel Fay, but though I Sent an Express and distinct Message to him by Mr. Silas Brigham, on the Lords Day before I left the meeting House, yet he did not come.  … Continue reading

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March 18, 1761

1761 March 18 (Wednesday).  I was at t’other House and sold Mr. Parker some Meadow Hay.  Dined at Capt. Maynards.  Returned home p.m.  N.B. Wrote a Confession for Mrs. Hills, with a Letter to Mr. Joshua Prentice, and gave them … Continue reading

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March 19, 1761

1761 March 19 (Thursday).  Perceive by the News Paper that our valuable Kinsman Mr. John Breck of Boston is dead.  May God graciously Sanctifie it to us!  N.B. Capt. Fay was here and at his Desire I gave him Extract … Continue reading

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March 20, 1761

1761 March 20 (Friday).  Lt. Stone of Shrewsbury comes to desire me to change with Mr. Fessenden, who he has obtained to preach to them next Sabbath; for this End, that Children might be baptized, but I cannot go by … Continue reading

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March 21, 1761

1761 March 21 (Saturday).  Mr. Hills brings me a Letter concerning his Wife from Mr. Joshua Prentice, in answer to mine of the 18.  Mr. Hills also brings his Relation.  I was obliged to Send to Mr. Elijah Rice to … Continue reading

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March 22, 1761

1761 March 22 (Sunday).  Read Ps. 7 and Gal. 1.  Preached a.m. on Gal. 5.6.  P.M. on Gal. 1.3.  Stopped the Church (after Appointing the Communion and the Lecture) and gave leave to as many of the Congregation as Should … Continue reading

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March 23, 1761

1761 March 23 (Monday).  Dr. Crosby here.  Informs me that Mr. Samuel Fay is become milder, and more Sensible he has erred in being So dissatisfyed with me.  N.B. At night old Mr. Seth Morse here Seemingly in Some Penitence; … Continue reading

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March 24, 1761

1761 March 24 (Tuesday).  Mrs. Hills here in the Morning and drinks Tea with us.  P.M. Mr. Fessenden, Michael Martyn and his Cousen Marit here and drink Tea.  At Eve I visited the Widows Woods and Newton.  When I returned … Continue reading

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March 25, 1761

1761 March 25 (Wednesday).  Mr. Pains Horse loose in the Barn, and my youngest Heiffer which stood next to him, dead.  Brother Champney goes to Brookfield.  Mr. Samuel Fisk of Sudbury here to buy my old place.  He dines here; … Continue reading

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March 26, 1761

1761 March 26 (Thursday).  Send to Boston by Deacon Tainter.  P.M. Mr. Daniel Adams makes a partition in my Barn to keep strangers Horses from my Cattle.  At Eve Capt. Rolf here.  I walked with him to Mr. Hills and … Continue reading

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March 27, 1761

1761 March 27 (Friday).  The Boys work in the Garden.  Sow Parseley, Parsnip etc. etc.

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March 28, 1761

1761 March 28 (Saturday).  Mr. Simon Tainter of Sutton here.

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March 29, 1761

1761 March 29 (Sunday).  Mr. Monis waited on by Mr. Richard Martyn, rode over here in the Morning to be at the Communion with us: but returned at Eve.  Read Ps. 6.  Preached a.m. on Gal. 1.3.  Administered the Sacrament … Continue reading

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March 30, 1761

1761 March 30 (Monday).  Alexander and Breck with Mr. Zebulun Rice’s Team went to Mr. Johnsons Mill with 12 1/2 Bush. of Indian and 7 1/2 Rye.  Mr. Wheelock moves out of my Shop, into his own.  P.M. Mr. Fessenden … Continue reading

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March 31, 1761

1761 March 31 (Tuesday).  Brother and his Daughter, and Mr. Willis Hall added, pursue their Journey.  Mr. Fessenden comes with a Chair and waits upon my wife over to Capt. Maynards.  James Bellows again before the Squire.  P.M. Miss Molly … Continue reading

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