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Monthly Archives: June 1773
1773 June 1 (Tuesday). Am informed that Mr. Fish with Delegates and others, are gone over to Bolton; but did not favor me with their Company. Breck to Boston.
1773 June 2 (Wednesday). Was very hoarse with a Cold, yet attempted to go to the Family Meeting at Mr. Daniel Forbes’s, and preached, though with Difficulty, on Mat. 21.10 from p. 61 to the End of p. 68. Old … Continue reading
1773 June 3 (Thursday). Am deeply concerned about Bolton: And the rather because those who are Most Set and determined are gone before hand, that they may be Sure to accomplish the work. The Lord grant Light and Truth, Righteousness … Continue reading
1773 June 4 (Friday). The workmen at the Meeting House, as they did at moving [torn] compass of the front Door, So now taking down Wind[torn] disturb a very great multitude of Batts.
1773 June 5 (Saturday). Breck and his Company (who had been out a fishing) returned. Mr. Fish and his Delegates, together with the Mill-river D[torn] (without their Pastor: he went not) returning from Bolton, call here: Shew me their Result, … Continue reading
1773 June 15 (Tuesday). I rode to Ministers Meeting at Bolton by the Way of Marlborough. Had Mr. Smith’s and Mr. Morse’s Company. There were present Messrs. Stone of Southborough, Harrington, Mellen, Maccarty, Bridge of Sudbury, and Whitney of Northborough. … Continue reading
1773 June 16 (Wednesday). Read Mr. Lorings Diary.
1773 June 17 (Thursday). Catechized (after dining at home) at the South school-House. Above forty Boys and Girls. Afterward Visit at old Mr. Warrins. In the Evening Thunder, Lightning and Rain. After we were got to Sleep were alarmed by … Continue reading
1773 June 18 (Friday). [No entry.]
1773 June 19 (Saturday). Rode to Grafton. Lodged at Mr. Andrew Adams’s.
1773 June 20 (Sunday). Preached at Grafton a. and p.m. on Rev. 16.15. “Behold I come as a Thief! Blessed is he that watcheth” etc. Mr. Taylor preached for me, a.m. on Mat. 11.28, p.m. on 1 Joh. 3.9. After … Continue reading
1773 June 21 (Monday). Rode to Mr. Stone. We rode to Marlborough — to Mr. Jonathan Lorings — principally to Father Gardners at Stow — found him low and weak, yet reviving a little [and?] he had rid out to … Continue reading
1773 June 22 (Tuesday). We rode together to Sudbury. Called at Deacon Plymptons. I wanted of him the Paper which the Deacon read to me in March last, was twelve month, as being Sealed up with the last Will and … Continue reading
1773 June 23 (Wednesday). Rode over to Northborough Lecture. Dined at Mr. Whitneys. Mr. Sumner preached on [blank]. May God forgive my Dulness and [unprofitableness?]! Was detained there by heavy Showers till Evening when I returned. At Evening came Mr. … Continue reading
1773 June 24 (Thursday). Reckoned with my Son Breck and paid him his Book Debt. Having received from Mr. Woodward of Weston a Letter by Desire of Dr. Eliot of Boston, to inform me of the Meeting of the Committee … Continue reading
1773 June 25 (Friday). Have a peculiar Favor in divine providence by a good Crop of Clover between the Garden and meeting House-Road. Three of our common Loads between 60 and 70 Cocks. D.G. Engaged in my preparations.
1773 June 26 (Saturday). An hot Season for Several Days. To Day especially. Cousen Needham returned from Boston.
1773 June 27 (Sunday). Read Joel 1. Could not get my new preparations ready — wanted to preach a preparatory sermon to Contribution and also to young people and especially against Fornication. Took therefore Discourses on Prov. 10.10 with various … Continue reading
1773 June 28 (Monday). The Town Met partly to See whether they would build a Steeple (a number of persons having Subscribed to give a Bell and Clock if the Town would prepare for them) but it passed in the … Continue reading
1773 June 29 (Tuesday). Rode to Hopkinton through our East Corner. Called at a Number of the Houses. Bellows (new marryed), Baker, Belknap. Thence to Dr. Wilsons — but my principal Design (as to visiting) was to Capt. Clarks, who … Continue reading