Monthly Archives: July 1765

July 1, 1765

1765 July 1 (Monday).  Jonas Kenny mows a little in the Morning for me my Garden Allys and Borders etc. and John went afterwards to Mr. Nurses, to work for him.  P.M. Master Cushing (who keeps School at Mr. Tennys) … Continue reading

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July 2, 1765

1765 July 2 (Tuesday).  No Body to mow — Thomas being too ill and does not pretend to come.  Besides, it proves rainy.  My wife and I go to Deacon Tainters and dine there — as aforesaid.  But my Daughter … Continue reading

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July 3, 1765

1765 July 3 (Wednesday).  Sent for more Grain per Mr. Moses Nurse.  Mrs. Maynard and her sister Betsy here p.m.  Coll. Buckminster in his Way home, called here.  Mr. John Wood brings me up 1 Bush. Indian Corn and 49 … Continue reading

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July 4, 1765

1765 July 4 (Thursday).  My Wife and I p.m. visited Mr. Joseph Harrington and his — and then Mr. Whitney and the young People that live there — drank Tea there — but especially may the visit prove to Spiritual … Continue reading

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July 5, 1765

1765 July 5 (Friday).  I perceived that Capt. Griffin of Oxford and his Lady had called here, but we not being at home proceeded to Lieut. Baker.  Supposing ‘em to have lodged there, I went up this Morning.  They had … Continue reading

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July 6, 1765

1765 July 6 (Saturday).  At Neighbour Nurse’s.  He has brought up from Boston 2 Bush. of Rye, which he had borrowed of me: and 4 Bush. of Indian Corn, for which he gave 21/ per Bush. and asks 5 per … Continue reading

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July 7, 1765

1765 July 7 (Sunday).  Read Song 6 and preached from thence a. and p.m.  In p.m. Exercise used more than 2 pages of Sermon on Song 6.12.  Read Luk. 1 to v. 39.  Mr. Streeton of Waltham, Miss Mary Steward … Continue reading

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July 8, 1765

1765 July 8 (Monday).  Mr. Stone (I suppose) is gone to Council at Cold (or as he writes, hot) Spring.  Billy and Breck are framing my Corn Barn.  Nathan Townsend mowes part of my principal Grass, viz. between the Garden … Continue reading

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July 9, 1765

1765 July 9 (Tuesday).  Received 36£ old Tenor (4£ 16 L.M.) of Capt. Maynard per my Son John.  I returned 3 Dollars which I borrowed of Mr. Wheelock, to Send for Corn by Mr. Nurse.  Rode to Lt. Harringtons, Forbes’s … Continue reading

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July 10, 1765

1765 July 10 (Wednesday).  Levi Warrin and Joseph Bond come and mow, beyond the Meeting house etc.  Townsend works for me again.  I bought Grass of Mr. Nurse, for half a Ton of Hay, and Townsend mows it.  P.M. T. … Continue reading

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July 11, 1765

1765 July 11 (Thursday).  Foster has my Oxen (for his Service in killing for me) to fetch a Load of Clay from Mr. Pelatiah Rice’s.  I rode over to Ensign Rice’s to buy Hay of him and visit Mrs. Lock, … Continue reading

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July 12, 1765

1765 July 12 (Friday).  Breck again for me.  Fetched Boards and Slit Work from Forbes’s Saw-Mill.  Also (by help of Jonas Kenny with him) the Clover I bought of Mr. Moses Nurse and got in the Hay of the West … Continue reading

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July 13, 1765

1765 July 13 (Saturday).  Billy works on the Barn, boarding and Shingling.  Breck most of the Day busied about the Hay.  At Eve came Mr. Jonathan Moore, from Oxford.  Also Mr. Baldwin.

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July 14, 1765

1765 July 14 (Sunday).  Omitted Reading a.m. through a Mistake about the Chapter out of which Mr. Moore (who preaches for me) took his Text (For I could not read in Course, if I have his Help; because I had … Continue reading

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July 15, 1765

1765 July 15 (Monday).  Went to Boston.  Sarah rode with me.  We had Mr. Wheelocks Chair.  Called at Mr. Stones in the Rain.  At Coll. Buckminsters who is ill.  At Mr. Browns.  At Mr. Goddards at Weston.  N.B. Paid for … Continue reading

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July 16, 1765

1765 July 16 (Tuesday).  Sent by Mr. Batherick, to Mrs. P________.  Paid Mr. Hyslop for a Ream of paper — 5£ 5/.  For Montesquieu on the Spirit of Laws, and for a Bible.  Paid Mr. Condy 37/6 for 5 magazines.  … Continue reading

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July 17, 1765

1765 July 17 (Wednesday).  Mr. Loyd very generous in shooing my Horse round, gratis, and divers other kind services.  My Daughter and I rode to Cambridge.  Put up Chair and Horse at Mr. Hicks’s.  We attended the Commencement.  Sir Rice … Continue reading

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July 18, 1765

1765 July 18 (Thursday).  My Daughter and I rode up to Lincoln, and dined at Capt. Adams’s.  N.B. He signed a Certificat that he had given Deed to Jonathan Parks of half his Rights to Townshend.  His two Sons, Joseph, … Continue reading

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July 19, 1765

1765 July 19 (Friday).  Rode to Lt. Joseph Howards to find Jonathan Hill (to whom Mrs. Cutting of Waltham had committed a Bundle for my son William then at Townshend, which never arrived) and found him.  He resolves to search … Continue reading

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July 20, 1765

1765 July 20 (Saturday).  Billy Painting the House Still, but much discouraged, by the great Expence and So little sign of Good.  John is hilling.

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July 21, 1765

1765 July 21 (Sunday).  Mr. Martyn and I changed, but were almost melted with the extreme Heat.  I preached a.m. on Gal. 1.3, p.m. on Mat. 13.27 [i.e., 13.39], “The Harvest is the End of the World.”  Attended the Funeral … Continue reading

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July 22, 1765

1765 July 22 (Monday).  The World is full of Reports concerning the Death of Sarah Brigham, Daughter of Mr. Thomas Brigham, of Marlborough, who had Some terrible Disease, and dyed miserably, not being able to undergo the Salivation She was … Continue reading

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July 23, 1765

1765 July 23 (Tuesday).  Mr. Richard Kelly mows for me, and Billy with him.  Breck and John are Hilling a.m., rake p.m.  Mr. Solomon Millers Wife here to be examined.

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July 24, 1765

1765 July 24 (Wednesday).  Mr. Kelly having lodged here, works again for me to day, and Billy a.m. with him.  Breck mows the Barley and works the rest of the Day.  Miss Sarah Putnam at work here Several Days for … Continue reading

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July 25, 1765

1765 July 25 (Thursday).  In the Morning came old Mr. Dunlop, Mr. Zebulun Rice, Lt. Baker and two Hands with him (a man and a Boy), Mr. Thomas Twitchell, and his son, together with Silas Hill, with their Sickles and … Continue reading

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July 26, 1765

1765 July 26 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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July 27, 1765

1765 July 27 (Saturday).  Neighbour Newton with Assistance of Neighbour Charles Rice and son Zebulun took up my Rye, and he brought it in.  Neighbour Baker (Capt. Wood allowing him a Hand to work half a Day) fetched me a … Continue reading

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July 28, 1765

1765 July 28 (Sunday).  It grows a dry Time, and the Knoles turn Sear; the Pastures Shrink much, and the late Signs of Rain go over.  I preached a.m. on Song 7.  Omitted reading the Chapter in form, but gave … Continue reading

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July 29, 1765

1765 July 29 (Monday).  Lt. Baker came for his Waggon, but was obliged, first, to draw out the Load of Hay which he brought me from Ensign Rice and Spread it into the Sun, it not having been sufficiently made.  … Continue reading

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July 30, 1765

1765 July 30 (Tuesday).  I payd Ensign Rice 4 Dollars for his Hay.  Mr. Fessenden is returned from Cape Ann.  I saw him at Capt. Maynards.  He said he would come here, but he went to Mr. Marytns.  At Eve … Continue reading

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July 31, 1765

1765 July 31 (Wednesday).  My Wife went over to Capt. Maynards.  Afterwards they Sent for Suse also.  P.M. Mr. Townshend worked for me; at the Barn in moving Hay that Seemed to be Spoiling; and with some Assistance of Enoch … Continue reading

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