Monthly Archives: May 1765

May 1, 1765

1765 May 1 (Wednesday).  Thomas and John Draw Stones to make a Wall at the End of the Orchard.

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May 2, 1765

1765 May 2 (Thursday).  Thomas Sows Some Flax.  Mends the Fences etc.  P.M. Mr. Haskill makes me a Visit.  I endeavoured to remove his Prejudices by Shewing him some of the Steps I took to oblige Mrs. Andrews etc.  He … Continue reading

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May 3, 1765

1765 May 3 (Friday).  Thomas on the Fences.  Wrote to Master Steward to preach for me the Lords Day before the Election.  Mrs. Hannah Rice (wife of Adonijah) here p.m. but my Wife was from home.  My Sheep So unruly, … Continue reading

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May 4, 1765

1765 May 4 (Saturday).  Thomas Still repairing the Fences at the Island.  To do which he has my Oxen from Mr. Rice’s and carrys down Posts from here.  Part of p.m. he (and John) dig Stones for the Wall.  Then … Continue reading

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May 5, 1765

1765 May 5 (Sunday).  I read Eccl. 10.  Mr. Steward preached on Luk. 13.6.7.8.9 a. and p.m.  May the Lord accompany with His Blessing and reward the Messenger!  Read Mark 11.  N.B. old Mrs. Parmentor So recovered as to come … Continue reading

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May 6, 1765

1765 May 6 (Monday).  Mr. Steward having lodged here, accompanys me in Visiting first his Uncle Forbes and Aunt Steward and Mr. Kendal, where we dined and prayed (Mr. Steward performed).  I visited Solomon Miller.  We both proceed to See … Continue reading

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May 7, 1765

1765 May 7 (Tuesday).  Mr. Henry Barns of Marlborough brought me yesterday 2 Volumes of Dean Swifts Works; with his Life etc.  P.M. preach at Mrs. Newtons on 2 Cor. 13.14.  May God grant His Blessing!  N.B. Sarah to Southborough.  … Continue reading

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May 8, 1765

1765 May 8 (Wednesday).  Miss Hephzibah Maynard came and tarrys with us.  One Mr. Jeremiah Battle of Mendon (Trask Corner) dined here.  Read Dr. Swifts Life etc.

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May 9, 1765

1765 May 9 (Thursday).  Mr. Zebulun Rice has kept my Cattle in his Work till his Hay is done; having denyed Mr. Nurse the Use of them though he had exerted himself So much for me and now resigns them … Continue reading

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May 10, 1765

1765 May 10 (Friday).  Mrs. Maynard p.m.  John Forbes here — requests me to draw up a Suitable Confession.  I did for his Wife; which he carrys home to her.

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May 11, 1765

1765 May 11 (Saturday).  P.M. John Forbes here again about his and his Wife’s Confession.  I draw one which he signed.

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May 12, 1765

1765 May 12 (Sunday).  Read Eccl. 12.  Preached on Mat. 18.8.9.  I asked Mr. Zerubl Snow of Woburn (Brother of our Ensign Snow) who came, and dined with me.  P.M. read Mark 12.  Preached on Luk. 17.32.  May we have … Continue reading

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May 13, 1765

1765 May 13 (Monday).  Thomas Arnold came again.  He plows with my Oxen in the Cook Field.  P.M. Mr. Michael Martyn here.  Lt. Baker my Mare to Cambridge.

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May 14, 1765

1765 May 14 (Tuesday).  Thomas and John plowing again.  I walk to Mr. Kendals.  Dine at Mr. Jonah Warrins.  My Wife to Capt. Maynards.  Lt. Baker returned.

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May 15, 1765

1765 May 15 (Wednesday).  Jacob Rice of College, here.  He rides with me to Southborough.  I had Mr. Wheelocks costly Horse.  We dined at Mr. Stones.  I preached The Lecture from Mat. 26.48.  Returned at Eve.  N.B. Rev. Mr. William … Continue reading

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May 16, 1765

1765 May 16 (Thursday).  Thomas and John plow a.m.  P.M. furrow out.  As I brought Mr. Hutchinsons History of Massachusetts Bay from Mr. Stones yesterday, to Day I was much employed in it: yet was much taken up about my … Continue reading

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May 17, 1765

1765 May 17 (Friday).  Thomas and John furrow out.  Several Lads came to assist in getting out Muck and placing it in the Hills.  Neighbour Levi Warrin sends Benjamin Ball and Benjamin Whitney; Mr. Tainter Sends Jonathan Forbes.  They dine … Continue reading

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May 18, 1765

1765 May 18 (Saturday).  Thomas and John still carrying out Muck and planting.  They finish our Planting Corn.

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May 19, 1765

1765 May 19 (Sunday).  Read Song 1 and preached on it; enlarging on v. 7.8 from former preparations.  P.M. read Mark 13 and preached on Luk. 17.32.

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May 20, 1765

1765 May 20 (Monday).  Hired Dr. Haws Chair, and Put my Mare to draw.  Mrs. P________ with me, undertook a Journey to Boston.  Called at Mr. Gales, Collector, who payd me 80£ old Tenor.  Called at Mr. Stones, but dined … Continue reading

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May 21, 1765

1765 May 21 (Tuesday).  At Boston put up at Mr. Holbrooks, who had good Convenience for Horse and Chair.  Went to Major Marshalls to get a Coat — but did not determine, his newly arrived Goods not opened.  We dined … Continue reading

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May 22, 1765

1765 May 22 (Wednesday).  Mrs. P________ lodged last night at Brother Samuels and was in Trouble that I did not go there to her.  They sat up late for me.  Samuel rides my Horse to Westborough.  Visit Cousen Nathaniels Daughter … Continue reading

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May 23, 1765

1765 May 23 (Thursday).  In the morning Mr. Pemberton sends to me to Preach the public Lecture for him — but I declined it.  Attended his.  His Text, Heb. 2.3.  Mr. Surcomb had invited us to dine with him to … Continue reading

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May 24, 1765

1765 May 24 (Friday).  Dined at Mr. Quincy’s.  At Eve preached for Mr. Eliot.  Text was John 14.6.  We lodged at Mr. Winters.

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May 25, 1765

1765 May 25 (Saturday).  Was at Mr. Hyslops Warehouse.  We dined at Mr. Holbrooks (expecting Mr. Surcomb, but he did not come).  Returned to Brother Samuels and lodged there.

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May 26, 1765

1765 May 26 (Sunday).  I Suppose Mr. Antipas Steward preaches for me at Westborough.  I preached for young Mr. Checkley, at the old North, Boston, on 1 Joh. 1.7 and was at Communion with them at the Lords Supper.  After … Continue reading

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May 27, 1765

1765 May 27 (Monday).  N.B. having on the 22d settled my Account with Brother Samuel Paid him the Ballance in full.  I lent him, besides, 50£ old Tenor.  Visit poor Sarah Parkman, almost daily — and often pray with her.  … Continue reading

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May 28, 1765

1765 May 28 (Tuesday).  Prayed in the morning, in the Hall, with the miserables.  Visit Mr. Byles — his wife with him — but looks like a poor ruined Woman.  Mr. Byles and I go to Mr. Johonnots and dine … Continue reading

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May 29, 1765

1765 May 29 (Wednesday).  In the Early Morning at Mrs. Brecks to Speak with Brother Breck of Springfield, concerning Dr. Samuel Brecks Effects, and the administration etc.  Mr. Eliot preached the Election Sermon on 1 Chron. 12.32.  Dined in Fanuil-Hall.  … Continue reading

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May 30, 1765

1765 May 30 (Thursday).  Early in the Morning, according to appointment, Meet Mr. Stone, who goes with me to Capt. Smith’s — Haberdasher — where I bought a second hand Bever Hat, for 4£ old Tenor.  Thence we walked into … Continue reading

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May 31, 1765

1765 May 31 (Friday).  We Broke fast at the Alms House — and were going to Mr. Holbrooks (where my Mare was kept) to mount, when Mr. Surcomb came, and engaged us to return to his House.  We were obliged … Continue reading

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