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Monthly Archives: October 1765
1765 October 1 (Tuesday). Another Letter from Mr. Quincy this Morning. The Company leave us. Thomas and John gather Apples and dig about 11 Bushel of Potatoes. Mr. Gardner of Stow and Squire Whitman call and dine with us. P.M. … Continue reading
1765 October 2 (Wednesday). Thomas works for me in working for Mr. Nurse — that is, he makes Cyder down at Mr. Gale’s. Billy colouring the East End of the House. I rode to Capt. Benjamin Fays. I Called to … Continue reading
1765 October 3 (Thursday). Billy Painting. Thomas mows Bushes a.m. Works for Mr. Nurse p.m. My Wife’s Kinswoman, Mrs. Wit, here with her sister Miss Betty. They dine here. I Read again Some of the Luxuriences of Dean Swift — … Continue reading
1765 October 4 (Friday). Billy paints a.m. Thomas at the Bushes.
1765 October 5 (Saturday). Cousen Thomas Barret came from Brookfield and lodged here. Billy works at the Corn-Barn.
1765 October 6 (Sunday). Read immediately before Sermon Isa. 5.1-7. P.M. read Luk. 8 to 36 and repeated with Alterations and Additions Exposition of Mat. 8.28. Master Cushing, Cousen Barrett and Mr. William Manning dined here. Master Cushing was admitted … Continue reading
1765 October 7 (Monday). Billy at the Corn Barn. Thomas and John burning brush, digging Stones p.m. Jonas helps p.m. Visit and pray with Mr. Wheelock. Reckoned with Billy. At Eve Mrs. Ranger and Polly Forbes from Boston. Sad News … Continue reading
1765 October 8 (Tuesday). Billy returns to Townshend. Mrs. Ranger and Polly take little Thomme Parkman with them to Brookfield. A Team of twenty oxen are breaking up my Field nigh Mr. Nurse’s. Mr. Tainter undertook. Capt. Wood, Mr. Martin … Continue reading
1765 October 9 (Wednesday). John lyes by. The same Men and Team break up to Day. Don’t finish. They say they’l come again. Daughters Sarah and Suse, having Dr. Haws Chair, go to Mr. Morse’s at Shrewsbury.
1765 October 10 (Thursday). Rain a.m. Clears off p.m. Capt. [blank]. At Eve my Daughters return — having been at Mrs. Cushings also.
1765 October 11 (Friday). Mr. Hastings comes to build me a Stone Chimney in my Study. It proves unhappy to my Studys — for my Neighbours came to cutt up and gather and Husk out my Corn. Thomas taken off … Continue reading
1765 October 12 (Saturday). Have a Bar of Iron of Mr. Nurse, which weighed 11 3/4 lbs. This Bar is put instead of a Mantle-Tree. Mr. Hastings finishes and some Pointing in the Cellar, before Dinner. Having dined, I paid … Continue reading
1765 October 13 (Sunday). Read Isa. 5.8-17 and preached upon 8 to 12th. Master C. and Miss Betty dined here. P.M. Read Luk. 8 from v. 37, to the End. Used one of the Sermons on 1 K. 18.12, last … Continue reading
1765 October 14 (Monday). Deacon Tainter comes to help in sorting the Corn, and dines here. Thomas carrys the Corn to the Barn. Sheep troublesome for several Days to my Neighbours. Mrs. Wheelock very bad. Has a bad sore. Visited … Continue reading
1765 October 15 (Tuesday). Brother Daniel Hardy and Brother Zebulun Rice came and accompany me as Delegates to Westminster. My Son Baldwin with us. We call at Mr. Martyns, who and Mr. Fessenden with his Delegate Caruth, join us, as … Continue reading
1765 October 16 (Wednesday). The Council was formed. I was chose Moderator and Mr. Morse, at my Motion, Scribe — He being in situation, somewhat Nigh, compared with some others, and well acquainted with their Affairs. Mr. Marsh came with … Continue reading
1765 October 17 (Thursday). Returned as far as to Mr. Mellens to dine, and to Mr. Martyns to lodge. N.B. Company gather to Mrs. Cushings in Shrewsbury to the Marriage of Young Mr. Stone of Yarmouth to Miss Molly Cushing.
1765 October 18 (Friday). Mr. Michael Martyn lends me The Scotch Scourge Vol. 1. I return home. All Well. D.G. N.B. Met my Cousen Loyd going to Brookfield, with her husband. They had lodged at Andrews’s last Night and broke … Continue reading
1765 October 19 (Saturday). Deacon Tainter hoops my Barrells. Dines here. Thomas and John, with 4 Oxen, plow the Orchard. This Evening Thomas ceases to work for me.
1765 October 20 (Sunday). Read Isa. 5.13 to the End. Preached on Joh. 6.35, first part. Administered the Lords Supper. Master Cushing and Mrs. Maynard dined here. P.M. read Luk. 9 to 36. Delivered another of the sermons to Youth, … Continue reading
1765 October 21 (Monday). A Meeting of the Town to give Instructions to the Representative. Deacon Bond, Messrs. Whitney, Daniel Forb., Lieut. John Martyn and Mr. Gale were a Committee to draw up what they would say to him. They … Continue reading
1765 October 22 (Tuesday). I rode to the House of Mourning — to the Funeral of Mr. Moses Warrin. After Prayer there, went to Ministers Meeting at Hopkinton — and dined there. Few Ministers came. Only Mr. Stone and Mr. … Continue reading
1765 October 23 (Wednesday). Mr. Stone prayed before the Sermon in public — which I endeavoured to preach — my Text 1 Pet. 2.13 to 16. Dined at Mr. Barretts. Returned home at Eve. N.B. One Medcalf of Rutland part … Continue reading
1765 October 24 (Thursday). Visit and pray with Mrs. Wheelock. My Brother Bucknam of Medway came in, and with him Mr. Jed. Adams of Stoughton and din’d with us. P.M. Mr. Fessenden and Miss Betty Gott here.
1765 October 25 (Friday). Mr. Zeb. Rice came and [blank]. Capt. Woods kills a sheep for me. Mrs. Wheelock sent for me. Went but she could not converse. I prayed with her once more. P.M. Visit old Capt. Forbush: and … Continue reading
1765 October 26 (Saturday). Mr. Loyd and his Wife leave us. Mrs. Wheelock dyed last Evening. Messrs. Steward and More here after Dinner but dined here. As soon as they rose came two more, viz. Deacons Hall and Paddock of … Continue reading
1765 October 27 (Sunday). A remarkable snow storm. Omitted public Reading. A.M. Mr. Parker preached and prayed a. and p.m. His first Text was Prov. 8.35, the other Gal. 5.25. I read p.m. Luk. 9 from v. 37 to the … Continue reading
1765 October 28 (Monday). The Funeral of Mrs. Wheelock, a.m. A Sorrowful Loss! Sent John to Mr. John Locks with Sundrys for Billy: two Dollars etc. for David Lock of Townshend to carry with him.
1765 October 29 (Tuesday). I went to Mr. Ebenezer Forbush’s and carryed the London Magazine for October 1764, having an Account of the Asthma. Dr. Hawes with me. Visit at Mr. Bathericks, Mr. Parkers (where I dined), Mr. Beetons, Ebenezer … Continue reading
1765 October 30 (Wednesday). Read part of Mr. Boltons excellent Piece on Ps. 1.1.2.