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Monthly Archives: November 1771
1771 November 1 (Friday). [No entry.]
1771 November 2 (Saturday). Mr. Chadwick of Hopkinton came to acquaint me with the Death of old Mr. Freeland (in his 94th Year) and to desire me to attend the Funeral next Munday [sic] at 9 a.m. Mr. Joseph Caryl … Continue reading
1771 November 3 (Sunday). It was so great a storm that there was a thin Assembly. I omitted Reading. Preached on Heb. 6.19.20. Miss Nanny Brigham dined here. P.M. I delivered the latter part of sermon on Phil. 3.20.
1771 November 4 (Monday). A.M. attended the Funeral of old Mr. Freeland and prayed. Mr. Fitch was there. N.B. Yesterday at Hopkinton the administration of the Lords supper was deferred to another sabbath and I was again requested to be … Continue reading
1771 November 5 (Tuesday). Mr. Daniel Forbes brought me a Barrell of Cyder from Lieut. Harrington. Preached at Mr. Daniel Forbes’s on Ps. 90.16. My daughter Sophy went with me. Sent by [Jos.?] to Breck at Monadnock.
1771 November 6 (Wednesday). My son and Daughter Baldwin from Brookfield, here and dined with us. They are going to Boston, and then a long Journey to the Northward. They inform me that Alexander and his Wife are out of … Continue reading
1771 November 7 (Thursday). Rode to Mr. Gleasons, to settle with him, but return without success, this second Time. Mr. Taylor here and lodges.
1771 November 8 (Friday). O how amazing the Patience and Longsuffering of God! It is 47 Years since our Church was gathered, and I was ordained. The Lord humble me for, and pardon my great Defects and Transgressions! And Quicken … Continue reading
1771 November 9 (Saturday). Mr. Elijah Fitch from Hopkinton came, dined — communicated his Credentials. I rode to Hopkinton and lodged at Mr. Barretts.
1771 November 10 (Sunday). Preached at Hopkinton on Heb. 6.12 and mentioned the Death of old Mr. Freeland, aged 93 and the worthy Mrs. Barrett in her 70th Year. Mr. Barrett was too feeble to go out. Attended at the … Continue reading
1771 November 11 (Monday). Mr. Edwards Whipple and Mr. Thaddeus Warren killed a young Cow for me.
1771 November 12 (Tuesday). I was much exercised with Pain in my left Foot, which was Sprained at the time of my late Fall from my Horse. Mr. James Maynard was here, dined with us. He borrows a Bushel and … Continue reading
1771 November 13 (Wednesday). Rode to Hopkinton Fast previous to their Calling a Minister to be Colleague with Mr. Barrett. Mr. Frost pray’d and Mr. Fish Preached on Act. 20.24, latter part. P.M. Mr. Fish prayed and I Preached on … Continue reading
1771 November 14 (Thursday). Read part of Dr. William Dods Reflections on Death. Mr. Spring at work, painting my House and Pale Fence. Deacon Burnet of Hopkinton makes me a Visit. At Eve came my Wife’s Kinsman Lt. Larkin Williams.
1771 November 15 (Friday). [No entry.]
1771 November 16 (Saturday). My Grandson Ebenezer came up from Cambridge to tarry over the Sabbath. Am interrupted in my Studys and called to go down to Mr. Adonijah Rice’s, one of his new-born Twins being ill. I went, and … Continue reading
1771 November 17 (Sunday). Young Mr. Barrett came also. I omitted Reading, and not having carryed on my preparations and there being a Number of Strangers who [illegible] with us I delivered both a. and p.m. sermon on Heb. 4.9 … Continue reading
1771 November 18 (Monday). The Captain and his Daughter returned home. Ebenezer and his Brother Elias went away very early in the Morning for Brookfield.
1771 November 19 (Tuesday). Joseph and Nathan Chamberlin returned from Monadinock. They bring a Letter from my Cushing at Ashburnham and drive home the pied Cow which I had lent my Daughter Cushing for the Summer past. William Sergeant, Prentice … Continue reading
1771 November 20 (Wednesday). Mr. Taylor and talks of disquietment of Some concerning the Proclamation and concerning the keeping the Thanksgiving.
1771 November 21 (Thursday). Publick Thanksgiving. I Preached on Zech. 14.9. Master Taylor and a young Gentleman with him, whose name is Osgood, came and eat with us. They also lodged here. N.B. I took Some Notice of the Year … Continue reading
1771 November 22 (Friday). Deacon Wood came to inform me that on Monday next a Number of Hands and Teams would come to get wood. Mr. P. Whitney Visits.
1771 November 23 (Saturday). Neighbour Nathan Kenny and Joseph McCullock cleared my Wells.
1771 November 24 (Sunday). Rode to Northborough and preached a.m. on Eph. 5.15, p.m. on Heb. 12.25. Called at Lt. Martyns as I returned. Mr. Whitney preached for me a. and p.m. on 1 Joh. 3.9.
1771 November 25 (Monday). A number of Teams brought me Wood from the ministerial Lot. I rode to Cornet Brighams about his son Elijahs going to Monadnock, and helping Breck in his Journey home. Mrs. Mary Harrington, Wife of Mr. … Continue reading
1771 November 26 (Tuesday). Early at Mr. Tainters to get his Chair for Mrs. P________ to go to Boston, and had it brought here. Was at Mr. Nurse’s for Money, but got none — had his Mare to be rid … Continue reading
1771 November 27 (Wednesday). Heavy Rain prevents Mrs. P________ going her Journey. Mr. Stow not coming to preach for me, I preached my Lecture my Self on 2 Cor. 6.9. After Lecture came in Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, and drank … Continue reading
1771 November 28 (Thursday). Mrs. P________ with Mr. Hananiah Parker Sat out early in Mr. Tainters Chair, for Boston, the weather being Moderate. I rode, by request from Mr. Stone, to his House at Southborough, found Mr. Smith there. Dined … Continue reading
1771 November 29 (Friday). Ebenezer tarrys with me till another Morning, intending to stir very early and Set out on his Journey to Cambridge. I am strictly engaged in my Preparations.