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Monthly Archives: March 1776
1776 March 1 (Friday). Exceeding Cold.
1776 March 2 (Saturday). Deacon Wood — advises to have the desired Contribution for Mr. Nichols. Joshua Twitchell came on Saturday Evening to request me to go to his sister Suse who was very bad of Throat Distemper. We sat … Continue reading
1776 March 3 (Sunday). Preached a.m. on Rom. 3.20. P.M. on consideration of the ensuing Fast I preached on Zech. 7.5, using, with New Introduction and various alterations, a sermon composed Oct. 17 in the year 1723. Appointed the Contribution … Continue reading
1776 March 4 (Monday). I visited Abel Woods, who was wounded by the Kings Forces 11 weeks agoe, and is still languishing under the sore. A little iron Ball of one pound went through him just below the Ossaerum, came … Continue reading
1776 March 5 (Tuesday). Wrote to my Son Ebenezer by Mr. William Bowman of Brookfield. He informs that Mr. Joseph Gilbert of Brookfield (tis Said he was commissioned to be a Lieutenant Colonel) lately dyed of a Fever.
1776 March 6 (Wednesday). There is much Talk of some great Action now undertaking, by our Forces, against Boston. May God give Wisdom and Direction!
1776 March 7 (Thursday). Public Fast. I preached a.m. on Rev. XIV.6.7. P.M. used 6 pages of Sermon on Jer. 12.3 and some Hints of Application in loose papers, and divers Extemporaneous Addresses. After the Blessing we made a Collection … Continue reading
1776 March 8 (Friday). Reckoned with Samuel Williams and paid in full, viz. for Cutting 7 Cord of Wood at 6/ and for 2 Days work @ 10/ and for 1 Day in this Month at 11/ old Tenor.
1776 March 9 (Saturday). Mr. Whitney came to desire me to Change tomorrow, but this being out of my power, he asks the Same for next sabbath. To which I consent, D. V. N.B. Tainter is deficient as a Post … Continue reading
1776 March 10 (Sunday). Preached on 1 Cor. 5.8. Administered the Sacrament of the Supper. N.B. No wine to be got — the Deacons brought Metheglin. Suse Brigham dined here. P.M. on J [er?]. 7.3. May God be graciously pleased … Continue reading
1776 March 11 (Monday). A.M. went to see Mrs. Piper again. She is in a dangerous state. P.M. read part of Willisons excellent Sacramental Directory. Which may a gracious God bless!
1776 March 12 (Tuesday). Capt. Wheelock early, Suddenly, hastily calls me to Visit Mrs. Piper as being near her End. I rode speedily (before Breakfast — nay before Family Prayer), found her groaning as in very great Distress. Prayed with … Continue reading
1776 March 13 (Wednesday). A.M. visit Refugees from Charlestown, at Mr. Levi Warrins. They are, aged, paralytick Miss Stone, Mrs. [Mallet?] and Mrs. Scott with 3 Children. P.M. was at Squire Bakers first, and then to Mr. Pipers, Sympathizing with … Continue reading
1776 March 14 (Thursday). Finished a Second Reading of Bishop Burnetts Conclusion of his History of his own time. Read further in Flavells Treatise on Fear. Little Samuel is ill with the Rash (as it is commonly called) and is … Continue reading
1776 March 15 (Friday). Spend a great part of my Time in Reading Chambers Cyclopedia on Mercury — Chymistry — Paper. Mr. Bowman of Oxford from the Camp. He says it seems as if the Regulars are moving off. It … Continue reading
1776 March 16 (Saturday). Was to have (by appointment) changed with Mr. Whitney on the morrow; but the bad Roads and great Rains, caused me to write to him by Mr. Daniel Wood of Upton who was going by the … Continue reading
1776 March 17 (Sunday). The Roads are full of Soldiers. Many are travelling to Day. My Son Baldwin came here this Morning — eats Breakfast, and presently leaves us. He is going to New York, as Engineer, and does not … Continue reading
1776 March 18 (Monday). Mr. Phin. Hardy came with a Message from his son Elijah’s Wife, who is in a low Condition of Body, but wants to See me on account of Some Troubles of a Spiritual Nature. I therefore … Continue reading
1776 March 19 (Tuesday). My Son Samuel early this Morning Sat out for Boston. I impatiently wait for further Confirmation of the News from thence. P.M. Mr. Philips (from Grafton) brought a Letter from Breck, dated the 11th instant to … Continue reading
1776 March 20 (Wednesday). Notwithstanding the badness of the Roads I rode over (on Mr. Nurse’s Horse) to Northborough Lecture. Called at Mr. John Maynards and paid him (old Tenor) 5£ 5/ for making 4 pair of Shooes; and 25/ … Continue reading
1776 March 21 (Thursday). Companys of Soldiers are continually marching upwards — Supposed to be going to N. York. P.M. Dr. Ball here. I visited Abel Woods who is Still confined by his Wound at Mr. Tim. Warrins — instructed … Continue reading
1776 March 22 (Friday). I visited a Young Soldier, named Jason Walker, of Brookfield, about 17 or 18 Years old, who is Sick at Mrs. Springs. Elias goes to Samuel Allens with 3 Legs for Bacon.
1776 March 23 (Saturday). Breck returned from his long Tour to Philadelphia. Samuel also returned from Boston p.m. and came most of the way on foot. He rectifies what is before said about the carrying off his Goods — not … Continue reading
1776 March 24 (Sunday). I prepared an Exercise on Faith justifying without Works, carrying on the Discourse on Rom. 3.28, but by reason of these remarkable Times, I preached a. and p.m. on Ps. 145.8 to page 17; the middle … Continue reading
1776 March 25 (Monday). My Kinsmen Messrs. Samuel and Benjamin Hicks of Sutton call here in their way to Cambridge. Master Samuel Crosby dines here. Read in Chambers Cyclop. and Practice of Piety. Mrs. P________ is rheumatic and feverish. Sukey … Continue reading
1776 March 26 (Tuesday). My Son Samuel goes to Boston again. Agreed further with Nat Chamberlin, that on Consideration of his going home on Saturday Nights and tarrying at home over the sabbath, and that his wife will wash and … Continue reading
1776 March 27 (Wednesday). Breck goes to Providence. Messrs. Samuel and Benjamin Hicks returning home, call and dine. They bring a Letter from my son Cushing, who informs that Mr. Clarke of Ashburnham does not incline to Send his Son … Continue reading
1776 March 28 (Thursday). I visited Mr. Paul Biglow (after the Death of their Child), and Prayed (by Desire) with them. Went in also to See Mr. Daniel Adams’s Wife, who has been long confined with Sickness. P.M. solemnized the … Continue reading
1776 March 29 (Friday). Mr. Davis dined here. Breck returned from Providence. P.M. Mr. Jos. Coollidge from Lancaster. At Eve came Mr. Thomas Adams. They both lodged here.
1776 March 30 (Saturday). I deliver Mr. Adams the Books I have borrowed of him, Except what I have bought of him, and except Johnsons Christian Plea. He takes away with him, of my Books, Dr. Twiss’s Vendicae Gratiae; and … Continue reading