Monthly Archives: January 1769

January 1, 1769

1769 January 1 (Sunday).  Through the Goodness of God we not only begin another Year, but begin it with a Sabbath.  I do not read publickly during these winter Seasons.  I preached upon Eph. 1.14.  For since all Earthly Things … Continue reading

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January 2, 1769

1769 January 2 (Monday).  Mr. Jonah Warrin comes again (this is the third time) to see whether I shall preach at his House tomorrow.  I have alwayes consented when he has spoke to me, and with submission to providence design … Continue reading

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January 3, 1769

1769 January 3 (Tuesday).  Neighbour Barnabas Newton Constable, not having his Rates yet to gather Money for me, lends me 4 Dollars.  Mr. Thaddeus Warrin works in Lt. Bruce’s Cedar Swamp, and John with him, to get Rails.  They get … Continue reading

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January 4, 1769

1769 January 4 (Wednesday).  [No entry.]

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January 5, 1769

1769 January 5 (Thursday).  John goes to Master Jamesons School at Mrs. Kendalls.

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January 6, 1769

1769 January 6 (Friday).  Mr. Isaac Harrington, his Wife and Daughter Zipporah, returning from the Burial of their sister, Deacon Woods Wife of Marlborough, come to See us and dined here.  John goes to School again.  Little Elias is this … Continue reading

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January 7, 1769

1769 January 7 (Saturday).  Was much impeded by a Cold.  John at home.

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January 8, 1769

1769 January 8 (Sunday).  I have been but poorly able to prepare — thought in the night, I Should hardly be able to go to meeting; it being stormy.  But I went to meeting and preached.  Text Eph. 1.13.14.  Mr. … Continue reading

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January 9, 1769

1769 January 9 (Monday).  John goes to School again.  P.M. Visit Deacon Wood, and old Mrs. Wood.  Was at Mr. Zebulun Rice’s, who has sold his place to Lt. Baker, and has bought at Brookfield.  He makes strange of the … Continue reading

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January 10, 1769

1769 January 10 (Tuesday).  Rode to Capt. Maynards — especially to have him answer my obligation to Mr. Ebenezer Maynard of an hundred pounds old Tenor, the Note to him (Ebenezer) having been out on Dec. 25, and I had … Continue reading

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January 11, 1769

1769 January 11 (Wednesday).  Mr. David Maynard and Neighbour Barnabas Newton killed our 2d Hog.  At Eve John, assisted by Nehemiah Maynard, Cut it out.  Weighed 229.  Mr. Chamberlain in the Eve.  Very full of the Sermons lately delivered.  I … Continue reading

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January 12, 1769

1769 January 12 (Thursday).  John rides to Capt. Wards for Mr. Arnold.  William from Ashby, on his Journey to See his Sister Moore at Rochester.  At Eve (of the 12th) Mr. Tainter brought me a Ream of Paper from my … Continue reading

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January 13, 1769

1769 January 13 (Friday).  William setts out for Medway, on his Journey aforesaid.  N.B. I sent by him to Mr. Moore an Account of what I would have him buy at Rochester for Suse — viz. Feathers etc. and Sent … Continue reading

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January 14, 1769

1769 January 14 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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January 15, 1769

1769 January 15 (Sunday).  Had a Sad Night of deep Reflections but was more comfortable in the Morning.  Preached a.m. on Eph. 4.30.  The composing of which had took up my Time, So that I prepared no more, but went … Continue reading

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January 16, 1769

1769 January 16 (Monday).  Walked up to Woods, Rice’s and Bakers.

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January 17, 1769

1769 January 17 (Tuesday).  Send to Samuel Linnin etc. per Mr. John Woods.  John and Jonas get two Logs to Maynards saw-mill.  At Eve Mr. Collins Moore brings an Horse from Mr. Bowman of Oxford for Sarah.  He informs that … Continue reading

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January 18, 1769

1769 January 18 (Wednesday).  John to school again.  As Soon as we have dined, Mr. C. Moore and Sarah (notwithstanding She was bruised and hurt by her Fall yesterday) leave us for Oxford.

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January 19, 1769

1769 January 19 (Thursday).  John goes with the Sleigh to Mr. Gales to have it Painted: and proceeds as far as Mr. Golding the Weaver at Marlborough.  At Eve Mr. Amasa Maynard here.

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January 20, 1769

1769 January 20 (Friday).  I have been more closely applyed to the business of Sermonizing this Week than usual.

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January 21, 1769

1769 January 21 (Saturday).  John goes to the Mills with the Team.  To Mr. Whipples Corn mill with a Grist, and to Mr. Maynards saw-Mill, and brings Eight plank.  Am much pressed with the Thoughts on the subject which I … Continue reading

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January 22, 1769

1769 January 22 (Sunday).  Preached a. and p.m. on Eph. 4.30, latter part.  Mr. Jameson and Mrs. Ruhamah Pratt dined here.  O that God would please to own and bless my poor labours that I may savingly benefit my own … Continue reading

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January 23, 1769

1769 January 23 (Monday).  [No entry.]

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January 24, 1769

1769 January 24 (Tuesday).  Mr. Ballard of Oxford here on his Journey to Boston.

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January 25, 1769

1769 January 25 (Wednesday).  Am reading Several Authors on Assurance or the Sealing of the Spirit.

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January 26, 1769

1769 January 26 (Thursday).  Went to Visit Lt. Bruce, who has lately lost his Brother Elisha, but he was not at home.  Visit Stockwell, Samuel Hardys and Garfields Familys.  N.B. When I began some serious Discourse with Garfield, he answered … Continue reading

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January 27, 1769

1769 January 27 (Friday).  Billy with us.  A young man from Hopkinton, one Joseph Gay, bears a Message to me from Mr. Barrett, that there has occurred among them a sorrowful Burning last Tuesday Night when the House of Mr. … Continue reading

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January 28, 1769

1769 January 28 (Saturday).  Billy (having left with me a Pair of Silver rim’d Buckles, at 6£ old Tenor, as part of what I have lent him) goes upon his Journey home.  Mr. Ballard of Oxford and his Brother of … Continue reading

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January 29, 1769

1769 January 29 (Sunday).  Mr. Steward preached for me a. and p.m. on Mal. 3.16.  May God bless the word to us, and bless His Servant, the dispenser of it!  Old Mrs. Wood prayed for; She having lately had a … Continue reading

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January 30, 1769

1769 January 30 (Monday).  So Cold weather that Mr. Steward tarrys with us.  P.M. nigh Evening I visit and pray with old Mrs. Woods, at Deacon Wood’s.  I sup there.  Began Dr. Guise’s Paraphrase on the New Testament.

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January 31, 1769

1769 January 31 (Tuesday).  Mr. Steward left us.  N.B. He has read out Kennicott’s two Dissertations, viz. on the Tree of Life; and on the Offerings of Cain and Abel.  I visited Mr. Artemas Bruce’s Wife and Twins and prayed … Continue reading

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