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Monthly Archives: August 1773
1773 August 1 (Sunday). Read Amos 2d. Preached a. and p.m. on Eph. 5.2. P.M. read Rev. 7. N.B. Benjamin Tainter junior was seized with a Fit, to the great Disturbance of many of the Congregation, it being in the … Continue reading
1773 August 2 (Monday). Mrs. Kelly recovers — but my Daughter B. but little better. I wrote to her Husband, but can’t Send it to him. Mr. Thomas Arnold here.
1773 August 3 (Tuesday). Mr. Stone calls in his way to Northbridge where his son Thomas lives. He brings me two more of Mr. Lorings Diarys: in all now (as I think) 24. Messrs. Frost and Fish and Delegates are … Continue reading
1773 August 4 (Wednesday). My Horse being gone, had Neighbour Newtons to go to Lecture at Shrewsbury. Dined at Mr. Sumners. Mr. Gleason and his Wife there — and Mr. Whitney of Northborough. Mr. Gleason preached on 1 Cor. 11.29. … Continue reading
1773 August 5 (Thursday). My Son Cushing came to See us. He was at the Bolton Council yesterday, when they had a public Conference, but he fears to little Effect. Mr. Fish was Moderator of the Council to install Mr. … Continue reading
1773 August 6 (Friday). My Daughter is Somewhat better yesterday and to Day. Mr. Cushing acquaints me that he had paid my Rate and Charges at Ashby and took a Receipt of it from the Collector, old Tenor 38/9. This … Continue reading
1773 August 7 (Saturday). My Son John has been in relaxation this week. Is not altogether well. Sometimes worked a while in the Garden. Sometimes Assisted Jonathan and took Care as he thought needful, of my Affairs, and Set his … Continue reading
1773 August 8 (Sunday). Read Amos 3. Preached on Eph. 5.2, first Clause, “and walk in Love.” This was improved with view to Bolton’s unhappy Situation. Mr. Leland and his Wife dined here. P.M. Read Rev. 8. I had attended … Continue reading
1773 August 9 (Monday). In the morning Mr. Seth Morse brings the remainder of the Money which as Treasurer he owes me, and desires to borrow it for a while which I consent to. Mr. Joseph Harrington talks with me … Continue reading
1773 August 10 (Tuesday). Miss Suse Brigham here to make a Gown for Mrs. Baldwin. John Still in his own Sadlery. I look over those of my papers which respect my Champney Affairs, and to see what I have done … Continue reading
1773 August 11 (Wednesday). Suse Brigham here at work for Mrs. Kelley. John takes the Horse and Elias with him, and rides to Mendon designing to go to one Mr. Smith a Sadler there. P.M. Elias returns with the Horse. … Continue reading
1773 August 12 (Thursday). Mrs. Parkman has a [Dycape?] Gown from Boston. Miss Suse Brigham undertakes to make it. I visit young Joseph Grout. Prayed there and dined also. Mrs. Hitty Brigham visits here. Mrs. Esther Chamberlain was examined.
1773 August 13 (Friday). George Ratcliff is at work on the New Hogsty — boarding and Shingling it.
1773 August 14 (Saturday). Expected Mr. Taylor to come in order to his preaching for me to morrow, but he came not. Skidmore, the Baker, brought Letters from Mr. Baldwin — shewing his Dependence upon me to aid his Wife … Continue reading
1773 August 15 (Sunday). Read Amos 4. Preached on Eph. 5.2, which may God bless! Old Mrs. [Mary?] Steward dined here. P.M. Read Rev. 9. Delivered another Exercise on Isa. 6.9.10, and O that God would Please to grant Grace … Continue reading
1773 August 16 (Monday). My Daughter B. is so much better and so desirous to return to her Husband and Family that I provide Mr. Thomas Bonds Horse, and her mother prepares to accompany her in her Chaise to Brookfield. … Continue reading
1773 August 17 (Tuesday). They Set out for Boston. I rode (though not well) to Ministers Meeting at Marlborough. Dine at Mr. Smiths. Our Association was only of the following, viz. Mr. Stone, Mr. Smith, Mr. Goss, Mr. Bridge and … Continue reading
1773 August 18 (Wednesday). Read in Mr. Lorings Diary. Mrs. Stone (Wife of Deacon Stone of Framingham) and her Daughter Submitt Nichols, called here in their Way to her son Goddards of Shrewsbury.
1773 August 19 (Thursday). Ensign Snow having yesterday marryed Miss Susanna Gleason and invited me to his house, I went and with a small Number of Friends dined there. Returned before night.
1773 August 20 (Friday). Mr. Maccarty of Worcester here, and dined with me. Though it was very agreeable to have a Visit from Such a Brother yet it proved a Sad interruption to my Studys; but bend to them afterwards.
1773 August 21 (Saturday). Am favoured with an entertaining Letter from Mr. Moore of the 16th containing his Journey to Newport and the Curiosities and Conversations he met with there.
1773 August 22 (Sunday). Read Amos 5 to 14 and delivered an Exercise upon it. P.M. Read Rev. 10. Preached again from Isa. 6.9.10, using further my old preparations on those words. May it please God to awaken us all … Continue reading
1773 August 23 (Monday). The Town Met to See whether it will be agreeable to them to build a Steeple and have a Bell. Several persons have Subscribed an hundred pound apiece old Tenor. One (Mr. Seth Morse) 150. Lieut. … Continue reading
1773 August 24 (Tuesday). Mr. Charles Lawrence of Ashby here desirous to buy my 37 Acre Lot joining to him.
1773 August 25 (Wednesday). I have sent my Request to Mr. Fitch to preach my Lecture but he did not come. I preached my Self. My Text was Prov. 9.1-6. After Lecture Mr. Peter Whitney and his wife called here … Continue reading
1773 August 26 (Thursday). Deacon Merriam with Mr. Bradshaw from Grafton here. N.B. The Carpenters raised the West Porch at the Meeting House. Have been in daily Expectation of Mrs. P______________ from Brookfield but She doth not come. Both Hannah … Continue reading
1773 August 27 (Friday). Elias as well as Hannah Still laid by. Can’t but wish for Mrs. P______’s Return, but it rains hard a.m. and can’t wish her to be in it. However I hope She got to Alexanders last … Continue reading
1773 August 28 (Saturday). My Daughter in law pursued her Journey to Framingham. My Family are much indisposed. My Wife poorly; Hannah is ill; the Jaundice appears evidently; her stomach much disordered. The Doctor has given her a Vomit, which … Continue reading
1773 August 29 (Sunday). Read Amos V from v. 14 to the End, And preached upon it; especially v. 25, 26. Admitted Ebenezer Chamberlain and his Wife. Administered the Lord’s Supper. Mrs. Maynard dined here. P.M. Read Ps. 81 and … Continue reading
1773 August 30 (Monday). Visit Benjamin Tainter junior who is grievously exercised with Fits. His Case is very Sad. May the Lord shew Pity! Prayed there. Dined with them also. Mrs. Rebecca Warrin came to See us. She tells me … Continue reading