Monthly Archives: December 1768

December 1, 1768

1768 December 1 (Thursday).  Thanksgiving.  I preached on Rev. 19.6.7.  Many Strangers, I understand, were at Meeting.  May it please God to accept our Sacrifices!  Master Jamison dines with us.  At Eve I married Thomas Hale junior of Brookfield and … Continue reading

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December 2, 1768

1768 December 2 (Friday).  Read chiefly in Vol. 1 of Admirable and memorable Historys of our Times (but writ above an hundred years since).  Was at Mr. Nurse’s and Settle Accounts with him: and paid all as we supposed.

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December 3, 1768

1768 December 3 (Saturday).  Rode to Southborough.  Bought 1 3/4 Broadcloth of Capt. Ward, who gave in 1/2 Quarter of Cloth besides (it being a Remnant) and 1/4 of Tea.  Mr. Stone to Westborough.  I lodged there.

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December 4, 1768

1768 December 4 (Sunday).  I preached at Southborough on Phil. 1.21 a. and p.m.  Returned home at Evening.  Mr. Stone preached here on Ezra 9.8, his late Thanksgiving Sermon.  P.M. he preached on 1 Chron. 17.13.  I met him in … Continue reading

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December 5, 1768

1768 December 5 (Monday).  Before sunrise Solomon Maynard came for me to go to Capt. Maynards.  I went presently — but the Child expired just before I got there.  I prayed with them.  Captain had met with a bad Fall … Continue reading

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December 6, 1768

1768 December 6 (Tuesday).  Preached at Mr. Daniel Hardys on Joh. 13.17 to p. 6.  May God add His Blessing!  N.B. Mr. Jonah Warrin and Mr. Hardy accost me about the 99 just persons in Mat. 18.12, which they say … Continue reading

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December 7, 1768

1768 December 7 (Wednesday).  Mrs. P________ and I ride to Capt. Maynards at their Request by Sarah, to dine there.  P.M. attend the Burying of their Child, Elizabeth.

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December 8, 1768

1768 December 8 (Thursday).  Full of Concern that Alexander does not come from Sturbridge in order to his going to Framingham.  Persis Newton here to work.  She is making a Coat for Elias, of Cloth I have bought at Capt. … Continue reading

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December 9, 1768

1768 December 9 (Friday).  The Twins, Joseph and Benjamin Rice, lately come from Annapolis, came to See me.  N.B. Persis had finished Elias’s Coat before noon, and went home, though she began it but little before noon yesterday.

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December 10, 1768

1768 December 10 (Saturday).  Wrote again to Alexander and Send it to Deacon Wood for Conveyance.  Mr. John Mead here, and wish earnestly I could make any good Impression upon him.  May God pity him!  We are much grieved on … Continue reading

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December 11, 1768

1768 December 11 (Sunday).  Omitt Reading still it being Stormy.  Preached on 2 Cor. 5.5.  The former part of the v. a.m., the latter p.m., but therefrom carryed on the Discourse begun from Heb. 2.15, which a Variety of Providences … Continue reading

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December 12, 1768

1768 December 12 (Monday).  Am exceeding uneasy at Alexanders Delay.  Deacon Wood and Mr. Tainter killed a Cow for me — weighed, the Quarters 332.  And an Hog.  Miss Pamela Mellen came, and lodges here.  Mr. Gleason new setts and … Continue reading

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December 13, 1768

1768 December 13 (Tuesday).  Ride over to Capt. Maynard as the Principal Friend I can trust with my distressing Trouble.  He can’t go to Day, would go tomorrow early; but will Send his son John forthwith, and he goes accordingly … Continue reading

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December 14, 1768

1768 December 14 (Wednesday).  Alexander setts out early for Sturbridge.  Hear the sorrowfull News of the Death of Mr. John Curtis (son of Capt. Curtis) of Worcester by a Cart, on Waltham plain last might.  Mr. John Wood comes at … Continue reading

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December 15, 1768

1768 December 15 (Thursday).  Ruth Bellows comes again to spin here.  N.B. Mr. [blank] Child here last Evening to desire me to preach at their House: as Mr. Jonah Warrin had been here to request me to Preach at his … Continue reading

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December 16, 1768

1768 December 16 (Friday).  Mr. Elisha Corben of Dudley, here, to desire me to go to a Council which he is calling, assisted by thirteen others of the Church being under Grievance by Some late transactions of the Church there … Continue reading

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December 17, 1768

1768 December 17 (Saturday).  Very Short of Wood.  The Door wholly empty.  The Baker Team brings Some at Eve: but I don’t love to be thus reduced.

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December 18, 1768

1768 December 18 (Sunday).  Omitted Reading, this Short, cold Stormy Day.  Preached on Eccl. 3.14.  On Occasion of Several Sorrowfull Deaths of late, viz. Mr. Curtis’s and Dr. Young’s last Tuesday Night.  This latter (Dr. Joseph Young of Hopkinton) was … Continue reading

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December 19, 1768

1768 December 19 (Monday).  Visit and pray with Lt. Thomas Forb. who is very ill, of nervous hypochondriac Disorders.  Hear of 3d Person killed last Tuesday — one [blank] of Holliston.

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December 20, 1768

1768 December 20 (Tuesday).  Rode with Mrs. P________ to our Shrewsbury Corner.  Visit Mr. William Nurse and Mr. Artemas Bruce’s Wife, who is very weakly and long confined.  Dined at the Widow Smiths (or her son in Law, Child’s).  She … Continue reading

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December 21, 1768

1768 December 21 (Wednesday).  I visit Mr. Williams as I pass over to Mr. Whipples saw Mill after Plank.  Mr. Cushing from Ashburnham — and lodges here.  He brings me Mr. Maccartys sermon on the Execution of Arthur, from the … Continue reading

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December 22, 1768

1768 December 22 (Thursday).  Mr. Cushing dines here.  P.M. returns to Shrewsbury notwithstanding the Storm.

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December 23, 1768

1768 December 23 (Friday).  Mr. Keys of Ashby here and dines.  Wrote to Billy by him and Send Samuels late Letter, of the Condition of Boston etc.

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December 24, 1768

1768 December 24 (Saturday).  Mr. Ephraim Sherman calls, in his Return from Portsmouth.  He has been to get the Patent for Croydon Township renewed.

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December 25, 1768

1768 December 25 (Sunday).  Still omitt Reading publickly.  Preached again on 2 Cor. 5.5, but carryed on the Design begun from Heb. 2.15.  P.M. Preached on Joh. 1.41, repeating part of my Discourse on that Text.  Began at page 11, … Continue reading

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December 26, 1768

1768 December 26 (Monday).  Mr. Hall of Sutton going to Boston, calls and dines here.  I write by him to Messrs. Mein and Fleming to continue the Chronicle another Year.  He gives me account of Mr. Edward Putnams Case among … Continue reading

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December 27, 1768

1768 December 27 (Tuesday).  Having last Evening brought home a Gander which I have bought for 15/ of Dr. Hawes, this morning I went to Lt. Bakers and got a Goose, which he gave me; and likewise an Arm full … Continue reading

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December 28, 1768

1768 December 28 (Wednesday).  [No entry.]

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December 29, 1768

1768 December 29 (Thursday).  Letters from Rochester of the 21, by way of Grafton, certifying of their Happiness: especially Suse’s Health.  Agreeable to an Invitation Mr. John Wood made,  My Wife and I rode up there, and after Spending the … Continue reading

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December 30, 1768

1768 December 30 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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December 31, 1768

1768 December 31 (Saturday).  Mr. Hall of Sutton only calls to inform me he had delivered my Letter to Mein and Fleming for the Continuance of the Chronicle, and other Letters to my Son Samuel etc. but brought nothing for … Continue reading

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