Monthly Archives: August 1777

August 1, 1777

1777 August 1 (Friday).  Attended early in the forenoon the Burying of Mr. Hannaniah Parkers little Sophy, who dyed of the Canker and sore Throat, in her 4th Year.  P.M. Neighbour [Benj.?] How brings Roots etc.  N.B. His News Paper … Continue reading

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August 2, 1777

1777 August 2 (Saturday).  Have been and am much engaged in my preparations.  Wish I might be [properly?] impressed my Self therewith!

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August 3, 1777

1777 August 3 (Sunday).  Preached a. and p.m. on Jer. 8.[20?].  Wish and pray it may suitably affect my own Heart, and all others!  Col. Brigham and his Wife were here at Dinner with us.  Hannah is yet very low … Continue reading

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August 4, 1777

1777 August 4 (Monday).  Mr. Jonathan Batherick here and perswades Suse to take his Infant of a fortnight old, to Suckle it: and p.m. it is brought, Mrs. Batheric being very low.

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August 5, 1777

1777 August 5 (Tuesday).  Mrs. Batherick has had so poor a night that they are almost ready to despair of her Life.  Mr. Solomon is come to request me to go to her.  I got Mr. Nurse’s Horse (though rainy) … Continue reading

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August 6, 1777

1777 August 6 (Wednesday).  I rode to Deacon Bonds — [mending shooes?] for Elias.  Went up to see aged Mrs. Woods and prayed with her.  To Mr. Isaac Millers but could not see either the man or Woman.  Went into … Continue reading

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August 7, 1777

1777 August 7 (Thursday).  Mr. Elijah, Mr. Eli Brigham here — with the foresaid Mr. Johnson, dined with us.  The two former here also at Eve.  The First lodges here.   [torn]on of Douglas, here.  He breaks Fast [torn] my … Continue reading

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August 11, 1777

1777 August 11 (Monday).  I am not very well by reason [torn] Cold.  Mr. William Badcock brings me from Mr. M[orre’s?] a Letter from my Son Baldwin, dated Camp at Saratoga Aug. 2, giving an Account of our Army’s retreating … Continue reading

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August 12, 1777

1777 August 12 (Tuesday).  Hannah rode with Mr. Elijah Brigham to Mr. Whitneys at Northborough.  I rode his Horse to visit in the South.  I din’d at Mr. Noah Hardys.  Visit at Lt. Bowman’s — but my main Design was … Continue reading

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August 13, 1777

1777 August 13 (Wednesday).  Elias goes back to Cambridge.  Breck goes to Boston; has Mr. Newtons Chaise and takes in Elias, with his Cloths and Books: and Bradshaw, the latter designing to go on Foot, when his Brother has gone … Continue reading

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August 14, 1777

1777 August 14 (Thursday).  Mr. Bradshaw goes home.  P.M. hear that a Number of the last Recruits from this Town are returned home again of their own Heads — ‘tis said through Disgust and unwilling to be under General Schuyler … Continue reading

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August 15, 1777

1777 August 15 (Friday).  In the Morning visited and [torn] Hearing that   [Note: Rest of page is torn and illegible.]   [Note: Shipton cites diary for August 19, 1777, for a meeting of the Marlborough Association at which it … Continue reading

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