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Monthly Archives: January 1770
1770 January 1 (Monday). Such is the Long suffering of God we begin another Year. I desire to take a grateful Notice of it. I desire to be Grateful for the Favours granted me hit[h]erto: to be deeply humble for … Continue reading
1770 January 2 (Tuesday). My Son William leaves us to go home to Ashby. I make my self more acquainted with the Morning Exercises. Delivered one Vol. (a Duplicate) to Billy for his and the people of Ashby’s use.
1770 January 3 (Wednesday). Read in Morning Exercises — vol. 2 and against Popery. Mr. Ebenezer Maynard came and killed an Hog for me, and dined here. Elias went to Master Taylors school and got him a better Accidence, and … Continue reading
1770 January 4 (Thursday). Mr. James Parker is come to keep at the Whipple School; and this being much nearer, both John and Elias go there. I hear also that Bowman is come from College to keep at the Warrin … Continue reading
1770 January 5 (Friday). Mr. Elijah Rice by whom I sent my Watch to Mr. John Rogers at Newtown, returns without it. I now receive the Boston Gazette of Messrs. Edes and Gill, having drop’d the Chronicle.
1770 January 6 (Saturday). [No entry.]
1770 January 7 (Sunday). It was very Stormy — Wind and Rain — The Earth So opened and filled with Water, that it is extreamly muddy and difficult getting to Meeting. Lt. Baker comes With his Chaise, for Mrs. Parkman … Continue reading
1770 January 8 (Monday). Read Orig. Sacra. at Eve. In the supplement to the Morning Exercise, to my Wife, on Mutual Conjugal Dutys, by Mr. Steel from Eph. 5.33.
1770 January 9 (Tuesday). John and Elias goe to school. Richard Temple Swingles Flax. I preached at Mr. Daniel Hardys on Heb. 2.1. Mrs. Hardys Cancer grows worse. Blind Mrs. Deland there; as was blind Molly Warrin. May God bless … Continue reading
1770 January 10 (Wednesday). My Grandson Elias Parkman came from Brookfield yesterday, arrived here this morning with a Letter from his Father that John is to go to Mr. Hitchcocks, Sadler in Brookfield.
1770 January 11 (Thursday). John was very much indisposed: Had taken some [Aperiants?], and had taken Cold by going out too much in so searching Weather. At Eve he was very sick. Mr. Francis Whipples Son Abner dyed this morn.
1770 January 12 (Friday). I attended the Funeral of little Abner Whipple (Son of Mr. Francis Whipple), nigh 4 Years old. A Child much set by, and which the Grand Parents had Set much by. He was taken ill but … Continue reading
1770 January 13 (Saturday). John but tender. Am obliged to depend upon my two Elias’s, with Johns oversight of them. Mr. Allen of Sutton, from Boston brings Letters from Mr. Moore. All well.
1770 January 14 (Sunday). I have asked Mr. James Parker, School-master, to preach for me part of the Day — and therefore have prepared for but one part my Self. But I can’t understand whether he is able to come … Continue reading
1770 January 15 (Monday). John being confined, having taken another Portion of physick, and the Bucket of the Lower Well having dropt in, the Cattle (17 Head) were drove to the ponds in the South Pasture; but it was very … Continue reading
1770 January 16 (Tuesday). My Wife and I attend the Funeral of Mrs. Abigail Green (wife of Mr. Joseph Green junior). She is buryed with great Lamentation. The Lord Sanctifie her Death to all of us! Orig. Sacr. at Evening. … Continue reading
1770 January 17 (Wednesday). [No entry.]
1770 January 18 (Thursday). John goes to Brookfield designing to live with Mr. Hitchcock, Sadler. I wrote to Mr. Hitchcock by him, and to his Brother P______ to look after the Affair. Sermonizing — r [sic].
1770 January 19 (Friday). Mr. Nurse with Mr. Thaddeus Warrin go to the Ministerial Lot — and having my Oxen, they draw with them and their own Teams 3 Logs to the saw-mill. But going late they come home late … Continue reading
1770 January 20 (Saturday). A.M. do something further in my Preparations. P.M. Mr. Wood came with Rev. Mr. Daniel McClallan. He Shews me his Testimonials of his Licence for preaching — his admission into the Presbytery, and his Installment Pastor … Continue reading
1770 January 21 (Sunday). Though a Cold Day yet there was a considerable Assembly, especially in the afternoon. Mr. McClellan preached a.m. on Rom.5.6 and p.m. on Heb. 3.7.8, and in the Close was fervent especially when he urged the … Continue reading
1770 January 22 (Monday). Various Studys.
1770 January 23 (Tuesday). Read the Life of the eminent Mr. Mitchel of Cambridge, in Dr. Mathers Magnalia. Visit Neighbour Arnold who is confined yet. At Eve Timothy Warrin junior came with a sleigh and in his Fathers Name, invite … Continue reading
1770 January 24 (Wednesday). Magnalia. M.S. of Mr. Loring on Humiliation which subject I am preparing upon.
1770 January 25 (Thursday). Read Mr. Shepherds Sound Believer; on Compunction and Humiliation. At Eve Ezra Baker brings Ruth Bellows.
1770 January 26 (Friday). Ruth Spins here. Jonathan Forbes goes to Brookfield charged with bringing back my Horse which John P______ rode up.
1770 January 27 (Saturday). Mr. Morse with a sleigh carrys me to Mr. Seth Gashetts of Hopkinton where I dined. Attend the Funeral of their son Simeon, aged 5 Years and almost 5 Months who dyed of the Throat Distemper. … Continue reading
1770 January 28 (Sunday). Preached on Act. 20.2l, those words, “testifying — Repentance towards God.” Mr. McClallan at Meeting. He dined here, as did Master Nat. Harrington and Master Taylor. Mr. McClallan preached p.m. on 2 Thess. 1.7.8. May God … Continue reading
1770 January 29 (Monday). A.M. was at Deacon Wood’s, and Spoke with Mr. McClalland, who seemed last Night somewhat to resent my insisting for his Credentials, before I asked him to preach; yet he then owned I had a Right … Continue reading
1770 January 30 (Tuesday). Before Day Dr. Hawes comes for Mrs. P______ and carrys her in his sleigh to his Wife who is in Travail. Mr. William Pierce, and Benjamin Wood, Sent by the Deacon, killed two Piggs for me. … Continue reading