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Monthly Archives: March 1770
1770 March 1 (Thursday). My grandson Elias goes to School to Mr. James Parker at the Whipple school House. A number of Loads of Wood brought. I rode to Mr. Haskells. Gave him a note for 4£ old Tenor for … Continue reading
1770 March 2 (Friday). Dr. Hawes brought home my Sleigh from Mr. Warrins, strengthened, but the new work not Painted. Elias (of Brookfield) to school. Mr. Benjamin Garfield here and dined. Am but poorly. My Son Baldwin, having been at … Continue reading
1770 March 3 (Saturday). Mr. Baldwin leaves us for Brookfield.
1770 March 4 (Sunday). I rode over to Northborough and preached there a. and p.m. on Rom. 13.11. Mr. Whitney here a. and p.m. on 1 Cor. 9.24. I returned at Eve, as did he also.
1770 March 5 (Monday). Town Meet. Was desired to go and pray with them which I did; and after Prayer I, from the stairs, Spoke to them, wishing the Presence of God and good Success, that they might have Wisdom … Continue reading
1770 March 6 (Tuesday). Dr. Hawes accommodates me and Mrs. P________ with his Sleigh (my own not coloured in the new work, yet that would not have hindered using it, but he rode hither in his and it was ready … Continue reading
1770 March 7 (Wednesday). Attend the Funeral Solemnity of Mr. Gashitts eldest Child, Hannah, and pray with them. Old Mr. Dunlop very low. Am sent for to visit him. I accordingly went. Discoursed with much Earnest Affection to him and … Continue reading
1770 March 8 (Thursday). Sad Accounts of Tumults in Boston — a Number killed by the Regulars. I read World in Miniature Vol. 1. Mr. Henry Gashitt here to desire me to attend another of his Brother Seths Childrens Funeral … Continue reading
1770 March 9 (Friday). Squire Whipple here to desire me to go and See his Grandson Francis, who is very ill of the Throat Distemper. I went, Spoke with the Child — prayed — returned a.m. P.M. rode to See … Continue reading
1770 March 10 (Saturday). Mr. Thomas Twitchell here and informs me that Mr. Dunlop dyed this Morning about 3 o’Clock. About which Time also (as I hear) Francis Whipple tertius dyed. P.M. The Squire here and acquaints me with it, … Continue reading
1770 March 11 (Sunday). Preached a.m. on Prov. 2[5?].13. P.M. on 1 Tim. 2.5. At Eve in the Family read part of Mr. Henrys Discourse on Ps. 25.5.
1770 March 12 (Monday). Attended the Funeral of Francis Whipple tertius and prayed. Was desired to go to Mr. Phinehas Gleasons, to See his little son Josiah who has the Throat Distemper. Went — and conversed with them and prayed. … Continue reading
1770 March 13 (Tuesday). Attended the Funeral of Mr. Robert Dunlop. The Widow and Children came in here after the Funeral. Began to write a Sermon on Cant. 5.10.16. Both my Eliass oppressed with Coughs and are much indisposed.
1770 March 14 (Wednesday). Mr. Whitney came — dined — preached the Lecture on Amos 6.1, first part, “Wo to them that are at Ease in Zion.” May God succeed! Dr. Hawes, Mr. Tainter and his wife here after Meeting. … Continue reading
1770 March 15 (Thursday). Visit Mr. Thomas Whitney’s Child, sick of a Fever. Mr. Gleasons little Josiah, of 5 Years old, dies of the Throat Distemper. I dined at Rev. Whitney’s. Mr. Morse and his Wife, and Mr. Sumner there. … Continue reading
1770 March 16 (Friday). Capt. Fay came to call me to visit his grand Daughter, Polly Wood, who is sick, tis feared, of the Throat Distemper. And I hear of Several more that are taken with it. Went and prayed … Continue reading
1770 March 17 (Saturday). I have been attempting to prepare one Sermon, at least, for the Sabbath — but by reason of various Avocations and interruptions, could not finish it. Mr. Cushing is returning to Ashburnham. Gave him Six Dollars … Continue reading
1770 March 18 (Sunday). Delivered the last sermon on 1 Cor. 11.23 to 26, especially on 24. Administered the Lords supper. Mr. Parker, Deacon Bond, Mrs. Maynard dined here. Mr. Parker prayed and preached p.m., his Text Rom. 1.18. Began … Continue reading
1770 March 19 (Monday). Visit Mr. John Woods little Daughter Polly again and prayed. Mr. Nurse brings me a Kegg of [blank] Gallons of Molasses, bought for me by Mr. John Maynard. P.M. I rode to Mr. James Maynards to … Continue reading
1770 March 20 (Tuesday). Wrote to Mr. Moore, by Mr. Forb. to the Care of the Rochester Representative. The abovesaid Gentlemen proceed on their Journey. P.M. attend the Funeral of Mr. Edmund Rice’s Daughter Dolly.
1770 March 21 (Wednesday). Deacon Wood here a.m. His grand Child Polly is better. He sows Hay seed for me, West of the Meeting House. This Day (March 21) is the Day for the solemn Inauguration of the Rev. Mr. … Continue reading
1770 March 22 (Thursday). Sir Coffin (Peter of Cape Ann) here, going to Brookfield. I rode to the Fast at Marlborough, on account of Mr. Smiths illness. Mr. Josiah Bridge opened the Solemnity with Pertinent and fervent prayer. Mr. Stone … Continue reading
1770 March 23 (Friday). Confirmed my Bargain with Jonas Kenny for a Cow. Am to give him 25£ old Tenor for her. Sermonizing.
1770 March 24 (Saturday). A large plow-share made by William Townsend for my Son William. Expected Mr. Forbes, whom I depend upon to preach tomorrow; but he did not come. However I have prepared one sermon — neither could I … Continue reading
1770 March 25 (Sunday). Another Child of Mr. Edmund Rice is dead; and another still at the point of Death. I Read publickly Ezek. XI. Preached on Ps. 90.5.7 on Consideration of the Mortality among Children and upon hearing so … Continue reading
1770 March 26 (Monday). A Dog came into my Beeton Field, which appears to be mad — is Strangely affected — acts very oddly — froths much at the mouth etc. etc. Several Neighbours came. Tis concluded to be Duty … Continue reading
1770 March 27 (Tuesday). My reading various. Partly view the World in Miniature — partly some M.S. Sermons of another. P.M. Mr. Daniel McAllister here to shew his Desire to Join with the Church — was examined and approbated. He … Continue reading
1770 March 28 (Wednesday). Am much taken up in reviewing a MS Discourse of my son Forbes on 1 Thess. 5.21. “Prove all Things” etc. Dr. Hawes here with his Account which I pay by a Note to the Constable.
1770 March 29 (Thursday). Catechized at the Meeting House a. and p.m. 46 Boys and 14 girls. The Roads very muddy. Mr. Forbes from Boston dines here. Lend him the 4th Vol. of Casuistical Morning Exercises. He goes to his … Continue reading
1770 March 30 (Friday). Went over to Mrs. Kendals to hire her son Phinehas Forbes for the ensuing Six Months, but he will not consent to work for me under 77£ 10/, even although he would for another who will … Continue reading