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Monthly Archives: January 1776
1776 January 1 (Monday). Since it has pleased God in His great Goodness to protract the Day of His Patience to this time, to my just Astonishment, it must be my earnest Care and diligent Enquiry, What I Shall render … Continue reading
1776 January 2 (Tuesday). I visited in the Street — one Mr. Hemingway a Fisherman from Boston, ill with pleurisy. Mrs. Keene — her Husband and a great Number of Soldiers are returned home. Went to Capt. Bakers and Saw … Continue reading
1776 January 3 (Wednesday). Mr. Joseph McCulloch, being returned from the Army (as the rest of the soldiers of the former enlistment are), was here and helped in Killing Some of our Pork, viz. a Sow weighing (at Evening) 210, … Continue reading
1776 January 4 (Thursday). Neighbour N. Chamberlain goes to the Lot, with my Team, my Oxen and two Horses (Brecks and Samuels), but the going is so difficult, that he brings only one Load of Wood.
1776 January 5 (Friday). [1776 January 5 (Friday). [No entry.]No entry.]
1776 January 6 (Saturday). [No entry.]
1776 January 7 (Sunday). Blessed be God we have the Favour to enjoy another Lords Day — that we may begin the Year of Sabbaths! God only knows whether we Shall have this privalege continued through it. I preached on … Continue reading
1776 January 8 (Monday). Breck goes to Providence. Mr. May to his school. But Suse tarrys with us. I visited and prayed with Mr. [torn] Hawes. Also Mr. Artemas Bruce’s little Daughter and prayed there. I visited at Mr. Abraham … Continue reading
1776 January 9 (Tuesday). Too rough Weather for me to go abroad. We had bad news concerning the younger Timothy Warrin, that it was feared the moving him to Watertown proved too much for so sick a man; and that … Continue reading
1776 January 10 (Wednesday). We hear that Mr. Timothy Warrin junior dyed last Night at Watertown. It was by a putrid, pleuretic Fever. A sorrowful Death, considering some particular Circumstances of it! May the Lord hereby awaken Survivors! Suse leaves … Continue reading
1776 January 11 (Thursday). I rode up to Mrs. Mehitable Brighams, and with me my Daughter Hannah; Sophy riding in another Chaise with Mr. May. Mr. Thomas Rice Willard came with another Chaise for Hannah, but not in season. It … Continue reading
1776 January 12 (Friday). Straitened for Wood. Nath. Chamberlain went with my Oxen, my son Samuels Horse, and Benjamin Clark to the Ministerial Lot and brought some wood (not a full Load) for present supply.
1776 January 13 (Saturday). My own Cart being Mended by Mr. Nurse, Chamberlain with Ben went with the same Cattle as yesterday and brought one Load. Mrs. P______ and I rode in Mr. Newtons Chaise to the Funeral of Mr. … Continue reading
1776 January 14 (Sunday). Went on with my Subject upon Faith from Rom. 3.28. Mr. Benjamin Warrin and his Wife came at Noon with their Confession. P.M. I preached a sermon partly with reference to the season, and partly with … Continue reading
1776 January 15 (Monday). I rode in the Chaise to visit old Mrs. Sarah Forbush and prayed with her. Went to Mr. Abraham Bonds; but he was not at home. Visit Mr. Barns and his son Francis. Mr. Andrews here … Continue reading
1776 January 16 (Tuesday). Wrote to Mr. Cushing. Mr. Grosvenor, Mr. Jos. Hall and his Sister Miss Debby, in a sleigh going to Watertown. One Mr. Jason Livermore of Leicester was going down the Road in a Sleigh. Mrs. Wood … Continue reading
1776 January 17 (Wednesday). Write by Thomas Burdett to Mr. Levi Wilder to bring me from Mr. Sprague at Lancaster, Blackstone. Nat Chamberlain and Williams brought 1 Load each — dined here. Storm p.m. so that they cant go with … Continue reading
1776 January 18 (Thursday). Have bought a Deer skin at the Shop, at 16/ Lawful Money, and Miss Nabby Woods comes at Even to make a pair of Breeches of it for Elias. N.B. Mr. Grosvenor and Miss Debby Hall, … Continue reading
1776 January 19 (Friday). Miss Nabby works here. She dines. Chamberlin goes three times with the Team to the Lot. Williams Chops and has his Dinner Sent him. Mr. Leonard came in his way to the Camp, and dines and … Continue reading
1776 January 20 (Saturday). Mr. Leonard leaves us. Billy returns home — takes Samuels Horse with him. Mr. May finished his school yesterday. I rode to Grafton and lodged there, as Mr. Grosvenor did here.
1776 January 21 (Sunday). I preached at Grafton on Judg. 10.6.7.9.10, and 16 a. and p.m. And returned at Eve: as did Mr. Grosvenor. We met at Mr. Joseph Grouts, he and 4 Children Sick. Mr. Grosvenor prayed with them.
1776 January 22 (Monday). Wrote to My son Forbes. Breck returns from Connecticut.
1776 January 23 (Tuesday). Was called to Mr. Joseph Grout’s, the Family being greatly distressed. It was feared Joseph (junior) and Seth were in danger of approaching Death. I prayed with them. Mr. Jonathan Grout waited on me, forth and … Continue reading
1776 January 24 (Wednesday). Elias tends the Barn etc. Ben Clark being gone with Nath. Chamberlin to sled Wood. Sent my Letter to Mr. Forbes by Mr. Elisha Forbes. My son Samuel rode to the hither Parish of Wrentham and … Continue reading
1776 January 25 (Thursday). Capt. Jonas Brigham came in the Morning — sat, and talked sociably. Reckoned with Breck and paid his Account as per Book. £ 7.14.0 1. 8.4 4 [?] And Paid him for sundrys that were … Continue reading
1776 January 26 (Friday). Jej: and Prec. — and wrote to Mr. Loyd per Rufus Rose.
1776 January 27 (Saturday). Mr. Bowen here, going to preach at Chauxit. He asks Advice, which I cannot give. Refer him to Mr. Stone who was at the Council there, and has the Result (which I have not). As was … Continue reading
1776 January 28 (Sunday). Preached a. and p.m. on 1 Chron. 29.15. Mrs. Ayres (old Mrs. Dunlops Daughter) dined here. N.B. I could not finish the preparations which I designed; and therefore with new Introduction concerning the Occasion, namely my … Continue reading
1776 January 29 (Monday). I rode in my sleigh to Mr. Daniel Warrins to see his poor, low Brother in Law, Daniel, who consumes away. I discoursed and prayed with him. He desires a sermon may be preached to him; … Continue reading
1776 January 30 (Tuesday). Wrote to Mrs. Moore. My son Samuel, his Wife and Child, with Elias also, go in the Sleigh to Concord; Samuel designing to take his own Mare at Concord and proceed to Plymouth, Rochester, Dartmouth etc. … Continue reading