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Monthly Archives: September 1771
1771 September 1 (Sunday). I rode over to Northborough and preached a. and p.m. on 2 Thess. 3.1 Occasioned by the Divisions and Contentions in Bolton and Grafton. Baptized Amos, son of Lemuel and [blank] Maynard. Mr. Whitney Preached here, … Continue reading
1771 September 2 (Monday). Alexander accompanied by Mr. Phillips, a Carpenter, here at morning Prayer and Breakfast. They go to Framingham to see Deacon Browns fulling mill. Joseph comes somewhat late. Wrote to Mr. Brid[torn] of Framingham inclosing my Letter … Continue reading
1771 September 3 (Tuesday). Alexander and Mr. Phillips her[torn] Sutton (widow of the late Mr. Noah Rice) came to see us. Mr. Tainter and his Wife came with her. She had also a little grand daughter. At Eve Messrs. Joseph … Continue reading
1771 September 4 (Wednesday). It is my Lecture Day but have no help in it. Mr. Whitney (who I spoke to) is gone to Reading with his Wife. Mr. Sumner (to whom I wrote) is gone to Association at Dudley … Continue reading
1771 September 5 (Thursday). P.M. Mrs. Abby of Hopkinton and her sister make me a Visit and drink Tea. Dr. Hawes also. A difficult turn of weather with respect to stalks etc. Sometimes cloudy, or shining — yet threatening.
1771 September 6 (Friday). Mr. Robert Cook early — breaks fast here. Says he must bring his mother to the Town to be maintained. Joseph goes to Leicester for a Cow and Calf, which he brings home at Night, with … Continue reading
1771 September 7 (Saturday). Mr. Daniel Forbes here to buy my Oxen. Would give 80£ old Tenor but would have till next June to pay it upon Interest. Delivered him one of Mr. Eli Forbes’s Artillery Sermons. To Mr. Hezekiah … Continue reading
1771 September 8 (Sunday). Read Dan. 5. Preached on Heb. 9.11. Administered the Lords Supper. Mrs. Maynard and Miss Molly Taylor dined here. P.M. Read 2 Tim. 3. Preached on 2 Thess. 2.16.17, using my old preparations from p. 8 … Continue reading
1771 September 9 (Monday). Read World displayed. At Eve came Cousin Bradshaw and Ebenezers Molly: also little Nathaniel Oliver with them from Brookfield and they lodge here. N.B. To Day I began to read the Bible again. May God give … Continue reading
1771 September 10 (Tuesday). Bradshaw etc. leave us to go to Cambridge and Boston. I have great Difficulty with my new-come-home Heiffer, being very unruly and Troublesome. Lt. Baker is ready to buy her. Mr. Nahum Wilson from Mendon here … Continue reading
1771 September 11 (Wednesday). Am reading World displayed. Sold my Heiffer and her Calf to Lt. Baker for £30 old Tenor to be payed in 4 or 5 Weeks. My Son John from Brookfield.
1771 September 12 (Thursday). John to Concord, designing to Boston. Mr. Sumner dined here. Had a Catechetical Exercise, to 25 Young Women. N.B. we finished the Catechism. My Exercise was taken from my Exposition on the Lords prayer, No. 103, … Continue reading
1771 September 13 (Friday). [No entry.]
1771 September 14 (Saturday). We were in no Small Surprize at finding one of our Hogs in the lower Well. We are not able to tell how he got in. Joseph Hardy and John Arnold were at work for Mr. … Continue reading
1771 September 15 (Sunday). Read Dan. 6. Preached on Heb. 6.18. P.M. Read 2 Tim. 4 and repeated the rest of Sermon on 2 Thess. 2.16.17. Was mindful in the Several Parts of the Exercises of this being the last … Continue reading
1771 September 16 (Monday). As this Day begins my 69th Year, Such is the Long suffering of God towards me! I took some peculiar religious notice of it. May the Lord graciously accept my humble Attempt! Wrote to Breck by … Continue reading
1771 September 17 (Tuesday). Mr. Sumner came early in the morning; and I sold him a Young sow, of English, or the great breed: weighed 97 lb. at 15d per pound. John and Joseph helped him lead her off, he … Continue reading
1771 September 18 (Wednesday). Read world displayed vol. 14. Begin the 15th.
1771 September 19 (Thursday). Catechized at the Meeting House. 50 Boys: 26 Girls. In the Morning had been at Mr. Samuel Forbush’s, and Saw the sore in his mothers Breast, which I judge is a Cancer.
1771 September 20 (Friday). Mrs. Patty Wilson (that was Dunlop) here and her Husband, going home to New-Braintry. P.M. Mr. Daniel Mellen going home from Monadnock. Then Col. Buckminster and his Wife came to see us, and though late dined … Continue reading
1771 September 21 (Saturday). They go to Rutland. Capt. Thomas Mellen dines here. Mr. Daniel Warrin bears a message to me from Mrs. Eunice Rice, that She would have me proceed with her Affair tomorrow. Mr. Jonathan Child here and … Continue reading
1771 September 22 (Sunday). Read Daniel 7 to v. 14. Preached a.m. on Heb. 6.18. N.B. Many of Grafton people were at meeting with us; Mr. Hutchinson being gone up among his Friends in Connecticut. P.M. Read Tit. 1 and … Continue reading
1771 September 23 (Monday). I went to Mr. Nurse for the Money I had lent him; but in Vain. He let me have the little Mare, which he had engaged to Me, to ride, as I Should have Occasion: and … Continue reading
1771 September 24 (Tuesday). Mr. D. Forbes here, and gives way to Mrs. Smiths having the Next Private Meeting at her House. I send to Boston by Cousin Benjamin Hicks for Yellow Paint, to paint my House. P.M. Mrs. Spring … Continue reading
1771 September 25 (Wednesday). Mr. Loyd and his Wife leaves us to go to Brookfield and thence to Blanford. I had Mr. Taylors Horse to go over to Northborough Lecture. Dined at Mr. Whitneys with Rev. Messrs. Morse, Goss, Sumner, … Continue reading
1771 September 26 (Thursday). Rode up to Capt. Jonathan Fays to see old Mrs. Phillips. Called to see the Widow (Hitty) Brigham who has been absent several Times from the Communion. P.M. Mr. Benjamin Hicks returns from Boston and brought … Continue reading
1771 September 27 (Friday). Judge Taplin of Cohose, and his Lady here. Mr. Gleason and his Wife (of Leicester) dined with us. Mr. John Eddy going to preach at Brookfield for Mr. Ephraim Ward, came towards Night and lodges here.
1771 September 28 (Saturday). Mr. Eddy goes on his Journey. Mrs. P________ sorely exercised with an hot Humour in her Blood. Her Face Swells, itches, Smarts and She feels it all over her Body; insomuch that She is much afflicted … Continue reading
1771 September 29 (Sunday). Read Dan. 7 from v. 15. Preached on Heb. 6.18. Mrs. Bowker of Simsbury dined with us. P.M. Read Tit. 2 and delivered some parts of my Exposition of Mat. 11.12. Connecting it with the latter … Continue reading