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Monthly Archives: July 1768
1768 July 1 (Friday). Dr. Hawes brings me the Compliments of the Medical society at their late Meeting at Hopkinton and desire my Company at their Next Meeting, which is appointed to be at Lt. Martyns, Northborough, Sept. 2d, Tuesday.
1768 July 2 (Saturday). Brother Daniel Forbes comes to talk with me (as Brother Constantine Hardy had called a few Hours before on the Same Account) to talk with me about the Case of Deacon Wood (the Birth of his … Continue reading
1768 July 3 (Sunday). Read Jer. 25. Preached on 1 Tim. 3.16 — “Seen of Angels.” Capt. Jamison dined here. P.M. read Act. 26. Preached on Col. 3.4. N.B. used what I formerly delivered on this Text — but that … Continue reading
1768 July 4 (Monday). Alexander goes to Framingham. Enoch Rice came again to work for me.
1768 July 5 (Tuesday). My Wife and I ride to private meeting at Mr. Daniel Miller’s who is in a languishing Condition. I preached on Ps. 31.5. Mr. Fish was there and prayed. Dr. Hawes and his Wife visit us … Continue reading
1768 July 6 (Wednesday). My Daughter Baldwin leaves us. Sarah goes with her. They have my Mare and Dr. Hawes Chaise. Mr. Isaac Johnson here in his Return from Council at Grafton (or meeting of Churches — for they did … Continue reading
1768 July 7 (Thursday). Enoch talks of Shortening his Time with me to Six Weeks: but I reason him into steddiness, and he promises to stay his Time out upon the old Terms — accordingly goes on with his work.
1768 July 8 (Friday). Mr. Moore and Suse ride to Northborough. John does light work. Makes Hay and rakes, but finds he can’t bear to mowe. Mr. Moore etc. return at Eve. Mr. Moore tells me Mr. Chipman (son of … Continue reading
1768 July 9 (Saturday). Suse informs me that Mr. Nathan Ball of Northborough dyed suddenly the night before last. May God sanctifie this to us! Sarah returned from Brookfield, and Mr. Cushing comes with her to preach for me. N.B. … Continue reading
1768 July 10 (Sunday). Read Jer. XXVI. Mr. Cushing preached on Amos 6.1. P.M. Read Act. XXVII. Mr. Rice preached on 2 Cor. 8.9. May God give success to the Word of his Grace; and bless the young Men who … Continue reading
1768 July 11 (Monday). In the Morning came Enoch, and appeared very Singular in his Behaviour and positive in his Demands, which if he could not have he would stay no longer — he would go off. I answered him … Continue reading
1768 July 12 (Tuesday). I walked up the Street to Mr. Zebulon Rice’s with a Letter which I received from Dr. John Hill of Boston concerning a sort of fossile which tis Supposed by some is the Cobelt, found in … Continue reading
1768 July 13 (Wednesday). Mr. Ballantine leaves us; by him I wrote to Mr. Brown and to my son Alexander concerning my present uncommon Distress, left so Shamefully to look out for help at a Time when we want to … Continue reading
1768 July 14 (Thursday). Went to Deacon Wood and shewed him a Line I had received from Rev. Messrs. Stone and Smith, containing their Judgment of what is expected to be done in his Case. He appears humble and willing … Continue reading
1768 July 15 (Friday). P.M. visit Mr. Daniel Miller and pray with him. Old Mr. Seth Morse there. In Returning met with Mr. Daniel Forbes, who talks with me about Deacon Woods Case. And Met with Mr. Seth Morse junior … Continue reading
1768 July 16 (Saturday). Mr. Cushing going to Weston calls here. Deacon Wood came to confer about his Duty — Shews me an acknowledgment (and no sufficient Acknowledgment) which I can’t accept. I propose to him to stop the Church … Continue reading
1768 July 17 (Sunday). Read Jer. 27. Preached again on 1 Tim. 3.16 a. and p.m. P.M. read Act. 28. After the Exercise (no appointment having been made of the Communion as might have been expected), the Brethren of the … Continue reading
1768 July 18 (Monday). I was much worryed yesterday, and had but a poor night and faint morning. Sent John to Mr. Hawkins at Northborough for a blew, Cloth Coat which he has made for me: and he brings it. … Continue reading
1768 July 19 (Tuesday). In pursuing my Journey I called at Mr. Hastings’s at Newtown, and thence to Mr. William Parks to See the famous Spring and Bath. Din’d at Mr. Storers, but he was not at home. P.M. to … Continue reading
1768 July 20 (Wednesday). Attend the Commencement Exercises. Dine in the Hall. Was chiefly at Mr. Moore’s, Sir Sayer’s, where I had besides Dr. Sayer, the Company of Dr. Coffin of Newbury and Eliphalet and Peter Coffin of Exeter — … Continue reading
1768 July 21 (Thursday). Breakfast at Mr. Hancocks (Belcher’s). My Sister Swain is yet living at Capt. Marritts — visit her — My Horse is kept by Mr. Hicks. Rode to Roxbury and dined at Mr. Adams’s. Could not get … Continue reading
1768 July 22 (Friday). Called to See Mr. Eliot. Dined at Cousen Bradfords. Visit at Mr. Surcombs. My Horse was kept at Mr. May’s under the Care of my Cousen Procter. Past 5 Mounted and rode to Dedham to see … Continue reading
1768 July 23 (Saturday). Took leave of Mr. Holbrook, Commending his Case to God. Called at Mr. Havens. At Mr. Caryls. At Mr. Badgers. Dined at Mr. Peabodys. One Mr. Jonathan Leland of Sherbourn rides in Company and asks me … Continue reading
1768 July 24 (Sunday). Mr. Whitney kindly came from Northborough to preach for me: his Father being come to keep Sabbath at his Place, and preach for him. I read Jer. 28 a.m., Rom. 1 p.m. Mr. Whitney preached a. … Continue reading
1768 July 25 (Monday). Lieutenant Bakers Horse is resigned, fearing She will prove a stumbler.
1768 July 26 (Tuesday). My wife to Cousen Maynards who has lately lain in.
1768 July 27 (Wednesday). Mr. Whitney and his wife made us a Visit. Dined and drank Tea with us. He brought me Mr. Moses Hemingway’s Seven Sermons to read. They are on Joh. 6.27, “Labour not for meat etc.” At … Continue reading
1768 July 28 (Thursday). Mr. Moses Harrington comes from Boston and dines here. P.M. I made a visit to Deacon Wood and his Wife, and carry my Draught of his Address to the Church, being the alteration of his according … Continue reading
1768 July 29 (Friday). [No entry.]
1768 July 30 (Saturday). [No entry.]