Monthly Archives: November 1766

November 1, 1766

1766 November 1 (Saturday).  This morning Mrs. Rice came to look of the Shop, as thinking I had given Encouragement that they Should come.  Whereas, by his yielding to what I had said to him of the Inconveniencys, and his … Continue reading

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November 2, 1766

1766 November 2 (Sunday).  Read Isa. 41 and Joh. 10 to v. 18.  Preached Sermon on 2 Cor. 10.4 a. and p.m. to page 17.  For though I had prepared part of one sermon on Prov. 23.15 yet, through So … Continue reading

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November 3, 1766

1766 November 3 (Monday).  Mr. Hutchinson and his son, going to Cambridge are with us at Breakfast; as also Mr. Lawson Buckminster.  My Wife and I at the Funeral of Mr. John Fessendens little son William.  We were at Capt. … Continue reading

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November 4, 1766

1766 November 4 (Tuesday).  John is much taken off Day to Day — has a grievous pain in his Stomach.  P.M. my Wife and I attend the Private Meeting at old Deacon Forbes’s.  Mr. Fish preaches.  His Text was Mat. … Continue reading

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November 5, 1766

1766 November 5 (Wednesday).  Considering that Frown of God upon us in the present strife about Mrs. Andrews, jejun. and prec. [secreta?] etc.  Mr. Israel Walker here about buying or selling an Odd Ox: but I do not trade with … Continue reading

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November 6, 1766

1766 November 6 (Thursday).  Mr. Forbes leaves us to go to Boston.  P.M. Mrs. Rebecca Warrin here, and Mr. Cushing writes her Evidence about the Discourse which Mr. Andrews and I had at the Widow Newtons Aug. 2, 1763.  John … Continue reading

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November 7, 1766

1766 November 7 (Friday).  Mrs. Nurse is very poorly.  I visit her.  Squire Barnard dines here in returning from Mr. Stone.  Reckon with Mrs. Johnson.  At Eve Mr. John Maynard with his Wife’s Confession.  Mr. Cushing begins a Singing Meeting … Continue reading

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November 8, 1766

1766 November 8 (Saturday).  All Praise be given to God who has preserved this Church and Me the unw[orthy?] Pastor, this Day two and forty years.  O that I might be duely affected with the divine Goodness, which has endured … Continue reading

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November 9, 1766

1766 November 9 (Sunday).  Read Isa. 42.  Mr. Forbes preached on Jam. 1.8.  His Father and sister Kendal dined here.  P.M. read Joh. 10 from v. 19 to the End of the Chapter.  Mr. Forbes on 2 Tim. 2.19, latter … Continue reading

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November 10, 1766

1766 November 10 (Monday).  Mr. Forb. visits his aged uncle.  I visit Mrs. Nurse.  Mr. Forb. goes to his own Fathers and lodges there.

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November 11, 1766

1766 November 11 (Tuesday).  Visit Mrs. Nurse.  Nathan Kenny helps John in getting out Muck — chiefly from the Door.  P.M. my Wife and I rode to Mrs. Grow’s to attend Mr. Forbes’s Exercises there.  He preaches there on Ps. … Continue reading

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November 12, 1766

1766 November 12 (Wednesday).  Mr. Forbes here at Breakfast at [sic] sets out on his Journey home.  Visit Mrs. Nurse.  Ride up to Capt. Jonathan Fays.  Dine there.  Visit Mr. William Nurse and pray with him and his Family.  Call … Continue reading

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November 13, 1766

1766 November 13 (Thursday).  Catechetical Exercise.  It was a Cold Day: but 17 Young women attended.  John went to Capt. Jonathan Fays and brought one Barrell of Cyder and a Bag of Turnips, both which he presented me.  The Young … Continue reading

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November 14, 1766

1766 November 14 (Friday).  Very uncommon Weather.  Such high Winds, but Southerly — the Earth Open still.  John Went with a Team to Mr. Edwards Whipple, and brought me two posts for a Fence about the Well, on the northerly … Continue reading

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November 15, 1766

1766 November 15 (Saturday).  Had of Mr. Morse half a Quarter of Beef.  Weighed 37 lb.  We are much at a Loss about wood; Mr. Tainters year being up, and the Town has not met to agree with another.  But … Continue reading

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November 16, 1766

1766 November 16 (Sunday).  Read Isa. 43 and (as I have frequently) delivered a written Exposition of it.  In preaching, delivered the Remainder of sermon on 2 Cor. 10.4, Designing to reserve the second Sermon on Prov. 23.15 to be … Continue reading

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November 17, 1766

1766 November 17 (Monday).  A snow storm.  The Town met upon the Affair of my Supplys: But I know not what they have done.  Am reading Dr. Burnets Theory.  In some Difficulty about our Cattle, because the Barn was not … Continue reading

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November 18, 1766

1766 November 18 (Tuesday).  Wrote to Messrs. Chipman and Champney of Beverly, gratefully acknowledging the Receipt of their Favours which I received on the 8th.  A.M. Visit at Mrs. Nurse’s.  She thinks she has lost the sight of one Eye.  … Continue reading

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November 19, 1766

1766 November 19 (Wednesday).  Am preparing a sermon for the young people.  Dr. Throop from the Medical Association at Marlborough Shews me their Articles.  14 have subscribed them.  He dines with us.  At Eve was at Mr. Zebulun Rice’s.  His … Continue reading

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November 20, 1766

1766 November 20 (Thursday).  Preached a Lecture to the young society and other Young people from Prov. 23.15.  A very thin Assembly, especially but few Heads of Family.  It is much to be lamented!  Mr. Cushing at Eve.  Having Sent … Continue reading

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November 21, 1766

1766 November 21 (Friday).  I borrow Dr. Haws Chair for my Daughters to ride to Southborough.  Was at Mr. Nurse’s.  Mr. Solomon Miller took my Oxen home, either for his Brother James or himself to keep them this Winter and … Continue reading

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November 22, 1766

1766 November 22 (Saturday).  Am exceedingly broken in my preparations by reason of the many Avocations and Interruptions Yesterday.  Am forced to apply my Self very closely to day.  Caleb is trashing Wheat.  Neighbour Nurse’s Family continue much afflicted.

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November 23, 1766

1766 November 23 (Sunday).  Read Isa. 44 and made the Exposition of the fore part, especially the first 4 verses, the Exercise for the forenoon; improving the sermon on v. 5 to p. 7 with alterations.  Took Opportunity to admonish … Continue reading

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November 24, 1766

1766 November 24 (Monday).  Visit at Neighbour Nurse’s.  At Mr. Samuel Fays.  Dined and prayed there, their youngest Child being very ill; and divers others of them much exercised with the Whooping Cough.  Thence I rode to Grafton (being Sent … Continue reading

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November 25, 1766

1766 November 25 (Tuesday).  Deacon Bond in Trouble about Preparing Wine for the Sacrament, being that he can neither go nor Send to Boston: Comes here for Advice.

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November 26, 1766

1766 November 26 (Wednesday).  [No entry.]

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November 27, 1766

1766 November 27 (Thursday).  Publick Thanksgiving.  Text Rev. 1, latter part of v. 5 and v. 6.  The Occasion of choosing this Text, see on the Sermon itself.  May the Lord smell in our Feast a sweet Odor, through the … Continue reading

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November 28, 1766

1766 November 28 (Friday).  Mr. Joseph Green here and acquaints me with the Death of one of Mr. Samuel Fays Children, but not that which I went lately to see; but one that was a poor, weakly Child, distorted, and … Continue reading

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November 29, 1766

1766 November 29 (Saturday).  Mr. Chamberlain sends a son with a Team — containing a Present of a Barrel of Cyder, 2 Baggs of Apples and several Bushels of Turnips.  He dined here.  P.M. attended the Burial of Mr. Fays … Continue reading

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November 30, 1766

1766 November 30 (Sunday).  Omitt Reading.  Delivered sermon on Luk. 23.33 with some Omissions etc.  Administered the Lords Supper.  P.M. on Rev. 1.5, latter part and v. 6.  Mr. Cushing and Mrs. Maynard dined.  Read Mr. Bolton at Evening.  The … Continue reading

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