Monthly Archives: December 1770

December 1, 1770

1770 December 1 (Saturday).  Employed Mr. Thaddeus Warrin to Search for my Sheep.  He Sets out on my Horse — northerly etc.  He finds them North of Mr. Andrews’s; and drives them home.  For which I gave him a fat … Continue reading

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December 2, 1770

1770 December 2 (Sunday).  Omitted Reading a. and p.m.  Preached a.m. on Luk. 11.4.  “Lord teach us to pray.”  P.M. on Isa. 50.10.  Young Mr. Barrett here.  Tells me his Father is somewhat better.  He dines here; as does Deacon … Continue reading

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December 3, 1770

1770 December 3 (Monday).  Deacon Wood came with the Desire of Mr. Daniel Forbes etc. that I would draw up something for them to sign for Church meeting relative to Levi Warrin, but I declined it.  My Kinsman Bradshaw from … Continue reading

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December 4, 1770

1770 December 4 (Tuesday).  Sir Bradshaw went to Boston.  Mr. Jonathan Grout (as Mr. Batherick had spoke with me also on the same Account) Shewing uneasiness as to the Admission of Neighbour Levi Warrin and his Wife.

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December 5, 1770

1770 December 5 (Wednesday).  My son John came from Brookfield.  Says Mr. Parsons is so weak and low that he is not capable of moving any Limb except [blank] that he is quite emaciated and longs to dye.  Alexander came … Continue reading

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December 6, 1770

1770 December 6 (Thursday).  Public Thanksgiving.  Preached on Zech. 14.6.7.  N.B. Mr. Daniel Forbes was here before Meeting to acquaint me that a Number of Brethren were at his House last night upon L. Warrins Affair and could not come … Continue reading

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December 7, 1770

1770 December 7 (Friday).  Alexander and Breck rose before Day — and returned to their respective Business.  Breck has been So closely engaged in his Work, that he has worked (he says) 40 hours together without breaking off, except to … Continue reading

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December 8, 1770

1770 December 8 (Saturday).  William returns home.  Isaac Parker and his Wife Margery, heretofore Maynard, came to offer them Selves as Penitents and were examined, as the Time and Circumstances would allow.

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December 9, 1770

1770 December 9 (Sunday).  Preached on Zech. 14.6 a.m.  Administered the Lords Supper.  Deacon Bond, Mrs. Maynard and Mrs. Abigail Parker dined here.  Preached p.m. the other Sermon on Joh. 15, v. 9.10.  (See Oct. 21.)  Evening Family Reading was … Continue reading

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December 10, 1770

1770 December 10 (Monday).  John returns to Brookfield.  N.B. Bought his Six sheep for 40/ per Head old Tenor.  P.M. Benjamin Brigham from Douglass.  Mr. Nathaniel Whitney at Evening.

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December 11, 1770

1770 December 11 (Tuesday).  Elias returned from Brookfield.  Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Nat. Prentice call here as they go to Boston.  I visit old Mrs. Hardy and her Daughter Adams and pray with them.  Visit Mr. Levi Warrins Wife, and … Continue reading

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December 12, 1770

1770 December 12 (Wednesday).  Mr. Levi Warrin (who was not at home when I was there yesterday) came here, accompanyed by Mr. Daniel Hardy; and Deacon Bond.  The Effect was a Paper requesting a Church meeting was headed and subscribed … Continue reading

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December 13, 1770

1770 December 13 (Thursday).  This is the Day of (I suppose) the Execution of [blank] Shaw at Springfield.  P.M. Deacon Cheney of Ashburnham here with Letter from Sarah.  He is in Spiritual Trouble and Darkness and desires to be alone … Continue reading

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December 14, 1770

1770 December 14 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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December 15, 1770

1770 December 15 (Saturday).  Mr. B. Brigham going to preach at Uxbridge, accompanys Sophy to Upton.  Deacon Bond has brought the Paper subscribed by Four, requesting Church meeting on L. Warrins Affair.

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December 16, 1770

1770 December 16 (Sunday).  Preached a. and p.m. on Zech. 14.7.  Widow Bellows and Widow Thurston dined here.  Appointed Church Meeting.  Letter received from Mr. Moore.  Little Suse sick.

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December 17, 1770

1770 December 17 (Monday).  Mr. Zephaniah Briggs going to preach at Great Barrington, calls and dines here.  Tells me Mr. Bradshaw did not come because his Grandfather was not well — feared numb Palsie.  He has Sent me from my … Continue reading

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December 18, 1770

1770 December 18 (Tuesday).  Capt. Jonas Brigham and his wife called here.  Sent to Samuel by Lt. Baker.  P.M. The Church met on 1. Levi Warrins Case.  He gave two papers, one was signed by himself and wife: the other … Continue reading

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December 19, 1770

1770 December 19 (Wednesday).  Rode to Mr. Ithamar Bellows to See him and his Wife in their Lameness and Confinement.  Find her very bad with her Leg.  Doctors Wilson and Hawes there.  We all dined there.  Thence I went to … Continue reading

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December 20, 1770

1770 December 20 (Thursday).  Sold my little Flock of 12 sheep and Lambs to Mr. Barnabas Newton for 28£ old Tenor and he sent for them and had them accordingly.  Visit a New Family who are come to live in … Continue reading

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December 21, 1770

1770 December 21 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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December 22, 1770

1770 December 22 (Saturday).  Lt. Baker paid me for Mr. Daniel Forbes £41.0.1 old Tenor.

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December 23, 1770

1770 December 23 (Sunday).  I preached a. and p.m. on Isa. 50.11.  Widow Kendal dined with us.  At Evening family Exercise read Dr. Owen of Spiritual mindedness.  In my study read Mr. Lords Diary.

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December 24, 1770

1770 December 24 (Monday).  The following Teams brought Wood — viz. Capt. Jonas Brigham, two Loads from his own Land.  Mr. Timothy Warrin and Mr. [G.?] Andrews two Load apiece, from Capt. Ephraim Brighams Land and from thence also Mr. … Continue reading

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December 25, 1770

1770 December 25 (Tuesday).  Elisha Forbes brings a Quarter of Beef.  Weighed 86.  [Marginal notation: This Beef came on the 26.]  P.M. I rode to Southborough.  Paid Capt. Ward £8.19.6 old Tenor in full.  Mr. Stone and his wife were … Continue reading

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December 26, 1770

1770 December 26 (Wednesday).  Mr. Warrin came to desire me to preach at his House.  P.M. Visit Mrs. Sever, Mr[s.?] Biglow, and Mrs. Hardy, whose Daughter Adams is still extremely low.  I prayed at each of the last Houses.  At … Continue reading

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December 27, 1770

1770 December 27 (Thursday).  Deacon Wood going to Boston I wrote by him to my son Samuel.  Lent the Deacon 5 Dollars.  Read Mr. Maccartys very Serious and pertinent Discourse previous to the Execution of poor William Linsey.  May it … Continue reading

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December 28, 1770

1770 December 28 (Friday).  Elias being gone, I was obliged to winnow a Parcel of Flax-seed, Somewhat above two Bushels, for the Oyl Mill in Sutton: but fear I got cold, and that the Rheumatism would follow.

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December 29, 1770

1770 December 29 (Saturday).  Mr. Timothy Allen of Sutton came; dined with us; I sold him two Bushell of Flax seed @ 20/ old Tenor per Bushel: which he paid.

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December 30, 1770

1770 December 30 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Act. 4.12.  Was obliged to write more than for one Exercise, but, with my reading on the Subject, could not prepare for another — and it being at the Conclusion of the Year, … Continue reading

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December 31, 1770

1770 December 31 (Monday).  Mr. Benjamin Brigham returns from Douglass; he has received a Call there, and a subscription to add to his Settlement.  He seems greatly perplexed, by reason of their Importunity, he having received a Call from Monadnock … Continue reading

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