Monthly Archives: September 1765

September 1, 1765

1765 September 1 (Sunday).  I am So much taken up in my preparations for the p.m. Exercise that I am but Slenderly prepared for the a.m. but took with me a Set of Discourses on the 4th v. of the … Continue reading

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September 2, 1765

1765 September 2 (Monday).  What Mr. Quincy had writ in his late Letter, induced me to read Sallusts History of Cataline’s Conspiracy:  Translated by Mr. Rowe.  I have also the original to compare, when I incline to.  Thomas fetches my … Continue reading

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September 3, 1765

1765 September 3 (Tuesday).  Thomas and John plowing at the Island.  Mr. Stone here going to Oakeham, Wardwich etc.

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September 4, 1765

1765 September 4 (Wednesday).  No work abroad to Day by reason of the Rain.  Disappointed of Help hoped for, in my Lecture.  Must prepare my self.  May God be pleased to assist!  without Whom I can do Nothing.  I preached … Continue reading

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September 5, 1765

1765 September 5 (Thursday).  Thomas and John plowing.  Long Letter of 29th and 30th last, from Mr. Holbrook.  I am engaged in preparations.  P.M. Visit and pray with Mrs. Wheelock, She being very low.  Reckoned with Mr. Wheelock, and paid … Continue reading

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September 6, 1765

1765 September 6 (Friday).  Thomas and John harrow.  Sow one Bush. Wheat, which I have of Mr. Tainter.  Read Bishop Hoadley’s Measures of Submission to the civil Magistrate, and am preparing on that Subject.  My Wife to Capt. Maynards.  Capt. … Continue reading

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September 7, 1765

1765 September 7 (Saturday).  Thomas and John Sow and harrow in, [4?] Bush. and half of Rye.  Mr. Daniel Forbes’s Wife dines, and goes with my Daughter, to See their Father in law.  Jej. priv.

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September 8, 1765

1765 September 8 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Ps. 83.3 — thy hidden Ones.  Made great Use of Sermon on Col. 3.3, viz. from p. 19 to p. 24.  For my other Sermon engrossed all my Time — my reading upon … Continue reading

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September 9, 1765

1765 September 9 (Monday).  My Daughters undertake their Journey towards Brookfield, and Mrs. P________ and I go with them as far as Mr. Sumners, to make a Visit there.  Mrs. Sumner ill.  My Daughters proceed: Hannah Forbes with them, but … Continue reading

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September 10, 1765

1765 September 10 (Tuesday).  They Cut stalks and Clear.  I visit and pray with Mrs. Wheelock.

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September 11, 1765

1765 September 11 (Wednesday).  Mrs. Maynard having watched with Mrs. Wheelock, comes to Breakfast with us.  Thomas clears; John at Cutting stalks.  P.M. they take up stalks.  I read variously — especially the Excellent Mr. R. Boltons “right Comforting afflicted … Continue reading

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September 12, 1765

1765 September 12 (Thursday).  I catechized at the Meeting House.  Had 57 Boys.  P.M. had 33 Girls.  May God be pleased to bless my poor weak Endeavours with them for their Saving Good!  Thomas and John are about the Stalks … Continue reading

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September 13, 1765

1765 September 13 (Friday).  The Frost last night was So great as to kill the Leaves of the Grape-Vine etc.  I am much oppressed with a great Cold: yet can attend my Studys.  Received a Bushel of Wheat of Capt. … Continue reading

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September 14, 1765

1765 September 14 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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September 15, 1765

1765 September 15 (Sunday).  I read Isa. 3 and preached from it, especially v. 9.  Mr. Cushing and Miss Betsy Gott dined here.  P.M. read Luk. 6 from v. 27.  Preached on Ps. 57.7.  O that it might have a … Continue reading

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September 16, 1765

1765 September 16 (Monday).  Jejun. priv.  Thomas and John Clearing at the Island.  At Eve I visited Mrs. Wheelock and prayed with her.  Visited also Mrs. Rice (wife of Adonijah) and prayed there.  N.B. The Young Men met this Evening … Continue reading

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September 17, 1765

1765 September 17 (Tuesday).  Got Mr. Wheelocks Chair and with my Daughter Suse under took a Journey to Boston.  The Horse was to be shod, and Several other impediments made us set out late.  We dined handsomely at Mr. Stones.  … Continue reading

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September 18, 1765

1765 September 18 (Wednesday).  We arrived at Brother Samuels and dined there.  P.M. I made several visits to Friends — but especially went to see the Desolations at Mr. Hutchinsons.  Went over all the House and to Mr. Eliots, where … Continue reading

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September 19, 1765

1765 September 19 (Thursday).  I leave Suse at Brother Samuels and take Mrs. Loyd with Me.  Pay Mr. McAlpine for binding Two Volumes of Election sermons and a smaller Volume of Mr. Edwards’s Pieces, viz. his humble Attempt, Marks of … Continue reading

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September 20, 1765

1765 September 20 (Friday).  Left Mr. Stones, and arrived here a.m.  All Well.  D.G.  John, Sophy, Hannah and the little Boys, all at school.  Thomas variously employed — goes to Drurys Mill at Eve — and so to his Fathers.  … Continue reading

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September 21, 1765

1765 September 21 (Saturday).  Waters are so low that Thomas returns from Drurys without Meal.  I Set my Self to Study — but p.m. came Mr. Fessenden to preach for me.  Master Cushing here and Examined.

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September 22, 1765

1765 September 22 (Sunday).  I read 1 Pet. 1, the Chapter of Mr. Fessendens Text, which was v. 8, former part a.m., latter part p.m.  P.M. I read Luk. 7 to p. 23.  Propounded Mr. Cushing.  Miss Betsy Gott dined … Continue reading

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September 23, 1765

1765 September 23 (Monday).  Mr. Fessenden left us.  Town Meeting on dividing the Town into several Parts for accommodating the School keeping.  Visit Mrs. Wheelock and prayed with her.  Thomas Carted Wood.

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September 24, 1765

1765 September 24 (Tuesday).  Thomas and Jonas Sledded Stones.  Mr. Putnam of Pomfret here.  Deacon Tainter at Eve.  Kills a Lamb for me.

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September 25, 1765

1765 September 25 (Wednesday).  Mr. Asaph Rice brings Letter Missive from the Church in Westminster requesting Assistance in his Ordination.  He dines with us.  P.M. leaves us.  Squire Harwood here.  Mr. Nathaniel Ball brings a Letter from Cousen Loyd to … Continue reading

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September 26, 1765

1765 September 26 (Thursday).  Thomas with my and with Capt. Woods Oxen draws off Stones from the Ground near Mr. Nurses.  Jonas Kenny helps him, and dines here.  I am at my preparations a.m.  Visit p.m. old Mrs. Hannah Rice.  … Continue reading

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September 27, 1765

1765 September 27 (Friday).  Mr. Loyd and his Wife leave us, to hasten to their Sick Child.  Thomas gets in Stalks a.m.  Sleds stones p.m.  I am engaged in my preparations.

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September 28, 1765

1765 September 28 (Saturday).  Thomas prevented by the Rain, from the work designed — and can do only Small Chores.  A Quarter of Beef from Lt. Baker.  Weighed 90 lbs.

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September 29, 1765

1765 September 29 (Sunday).  Read Isa. 4 and Luke 7 from v. 24.  Preached a. and p.m. from Isa. 4 and chiefly v. 5.  [Blank] dined with us.  At Eve was sent for to Mrs. Wheelock.  Went.  She was so … Continue reading

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September 30, 1765

1765 September 30 (Monday).  Thomas still preparing the Ground for plowing.  Visit Mrs. W. and prayed with her.  Billy came from Townshend and goes to Medfield.  P.M. Mr. Martyn and Fessenden make me a Visit.  Also Mrs. Instant, Mrs. Patty … Continue reading

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