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Monthly Archives: August 1768
1768 August 1 (Monday). Alexander Stimson and my Son John, with Mr. Thaddeus War[illegible] go to my Maynard swamp to mowe. I went to carry ‘em their Dinner; but John has cut himself with his scyth and taken off part … Continue reading
1768 August 2 (Tuesday). John too lame to do any Thing about our Haying. Jonas Kenny invalid, goes to Mill (to Northborough) for Neighbour Nurse and for us. Mr. Thaddeus Warrin is to work for me by the Week. Tis … Continue reading
1768 August 3 (Wednesday). In my preparations from Day to Day.
1768 August 4 (Thursday). Rode up to Thomas Temple’s for Richard to reap for me. P.M. my old Neighbour Mr. John Green of Brookfield here.
1768 August 5 (Friday). Have great pleasure in Logans Cicero Of Old Age.
1768 August 6 (Saturday). Mr. Steward here. Dines with us. Acquaints me with the sitting of a Council last week at Harvard. They were the Churches of Stow, Littleton, Chelmsford, Bolton, 2d in Lancaster, and Groton. The Result advises to … Continue reading
1768 August 7 (Sunday). Read Jer. 30. I found it necessary and expedient to preach again, though now in one Exercise, and with Alterations sermon on Act. 2.42. Administered the Lord’s supper. Master Jamison dined here. P.M. read Rom. 3. … Continue reading
1768 August 8 (Monday). It is a Time of Trouble and Loss with me by the frequent Rains. Several Acres of Rye reaped and exposed not only to the Weather, but Cattle, my Oxen and Cows have unhappily broke in … Continue reading
1768 August 9 (Tuesday). Have finished Maynard Swamp. I have 13 Load and let Mr. Warrin have one.
1768 August 10 (Wednesday). A great stir about altering or adding to the County Roads through this Town. A Committee, viz. Squire Steel, Henshaw and Davis, are viewing the Roads from Wor’ster Meeting House and South of Wor’ster Pond, down … Continue reading
1768 August 11 (Thursday). Ruth came to work here for Some Time. By Reason of so much Rain both Rye and Hay are put into the Barn too Damp; so that there is reason to fear they will mould.
1768 August 12 (Friday). Have been much applyed to my preparations for Several Days, and this in Special. May God grant I may feel, what I prepare!
1768 August 13 (Saturday). Much interrupted and hindered, So that although my designed forenoon-sermon in forward, my afternoon is not. Neighbour Nurse is here and helps me about my Hay at the Barn. Alex and J. Sorrowfully belated in bringing … Continue reading
1768 August 14 (Sunday). Read Jer. 31. Preached on 1 Tim. 3.16. May God grant His Special Blessing! N.B. In the Close I was fervent and raised my Voice on Occasion of citing Act. 13.48, but instead of our glorifying … Continue reading
1768 August 15 (Monday). Between 1 and 2 o’Clock called up Alex. and John who with a Lanthorn went to the Barn to take Care of some Hay that lay exposed — but they could not do much, the Storm … Continue reading
1768 August 16 (Tuesday). Mrs. P________ and Sophy to Marlborough. They had the Doctors Chaise: they return safe at Evening.
1768 August 17 (Wednesday). I rose early and rode to Sudbury to the Association Fast. Many attended of Ministers and Candidates, and of the people. Mr. Loring prayed and Mr. Stone preached a.m. on Heb. 5.12, a very plain, pertinent, … Continue reading
1768 August 18 (Thursday). I returned home a.m. In my way, called at Coll. Williams’ and received a plan of an acre and half of Land, granted to me by the proprietors above a Year ago. At Eve came Mr. … Continue reading
1768 August 19 (Friday). Mr. Moore and Mrs. P________ ride to Capt. Maynards. John Maynard is Still very Sick. My Mare gives great Trouble in plowing. Alexander Stimson finishes. Paid him 4 Dollars and gave him a Note for 4 … Continue reading
1768 August 20 (Saturday). Mr. Willard of Grafton (Candidate) here. Preaches at Mendon. P.M. I rode to Marlborough and Mr. Smith came here.
1768 August 21 (Sunday). Preached at Marlborough a. and p.m. on Heb. 4.2. After the Exercises Mr. Cyprian How carryed me in his Family Carriage, to Mr. Ebenezer Hagars to attend the Funeral of a Second Child which has dyed … Continue reading
1768 August 22 (Monday). Alexander came home from Framingham. Put in my Mare into the Team to plow, but at Eve She is turbulent. I have revived Agreement with Lt. Baker about his Templeton mare. Rode to Mr. Levi Warrin … Continue reading
1768 August 23 (Tuesday). P.M. walked to Mr. Edwards Whipples to get him to frame for me, my designed addition to the Barn. Thence to Several Neighbours as I walked to Capt. Maynards to see John who remains bad. Capt. … Continue reading
1768 August 24 (Wednesday). Went a.m. to visit Mr. Daniel Miller who remains low in a Consumption. Conversed and prayed with him. P.M. Sarah and Susa visit at Mr. Andrews. Mr. Benjamin How, Alex and Benjamin Warrin go to the … Continue reading
1768 August 25 (Thursday). Catechized Children at the Meeting House. 40 Boys a.m., 19 Girls p.m. Mrs. Martyn visits us and brings her sister Holyoke. They dine, and drink Tea, with us. Mr. How, Thad Warrin and my sons, hewing … Continue reading
1768 August 26 (Friday). Mr. How, Alex., and Jonathan Maynard at Ministerial Lot a.m. and finish the hewing. Deacon Wood and Neighbour Newton brought, each of them a Load of the Timber from the ministerial Lot; and dine with me. … Continue reading
1768 August 27 (Saturday). Alex. was indisposed — and did little besides preparing for his Journey.
1768 August 28 (Sunday). Read Jer. 32 and Chose v. 23 to discourse upon, with assistance from sermon on Mat. 20.6 from p. 13 to 16 with omissions and alterations. Master Jamison dined here. P.M. read Rom. 5, and preached … Continue reading
1768 August 29 (Monday). Alex goes to Sturbridge. Capt. Maynard pays Me £115 Old Tenor and I Sett off 400£ old Tenor by Mr. Ebenezer Maynards Note (in part of pay for the Swamp). P.M. Mr. Morse’s Training. I prayed … Continue reading
1768 August 30 (Tuesday). I was Sorry when informed that the Company were late last night at Deacon Woods. It is pretended to be excused by Saying that a great Number of Wrestlers from Hopkinton came swaggering and challenging. Mrs. … Continue reading