Monthly Archives: February 1778

February 1, 1778

1778 February 1 (Sunday).  A.M. I delivered another Exercise on Jam. 5.8 and closed the subject.  May a gracious God place to make the word effectual!  Masters Fish and Bradshaw dined here.  P.M. I repeated a sermon on Ps. 77, … Continue reading

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February 2, 1778

1778 February 2 (Monday).  Elias rides to Holden to one Mr. Samuel Grant’s who has advertized an Heiffer, which he had strayed.  Elias thinks it is Mine, but Mr. Grant says he took in this, as long ago as last … Continue reading

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February 3, 1778

1778 February 3 (Tuesday).  My perplexitys are unusually great on various Accounts.  Elias ought to go to Cambridge to day, as the Vacation will be up tomorrow, and he ought to be there to secure the Waiters-ship; but he is … Continue reading

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February 4, 1778

1778 February 4 (Wednesday).  Col. Baldwin and Cousen Needham left us — one for Brookfield, the other for Salem.  Drury Fairbank and Elijah Warrin killed and dressed a Pig for me.  Samuel Brigham dined here.  P.M. He, Elias and Sophy … Continue reading

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February 5, 1778

1778 February 5 (Thursday).  Mr. Badcock here at Breakfast and Dinner but tarried at Deacon Woods at Night.  In the forenoon a Number of Singers were here, with Mr. Badcock and desire me to meet with them tomorrow in the … Continue reading

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February 6, 1778

1778 February 6 (Friday).  Mr. Badcock and Samuel Brigham breakfast and dine here.  P.M. The singers meet at the Meeting House.  We began with Singing — Sang Dr. Watts’s Hymn Te Deum, in St. Martyn’s.  Then I prayed.  Sang Ps. … Continue reading

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February 7, 1778

1778 February 7 (Saturday).  Miss Mindwell Brigham was able to come to lodge here last night (as She has done for Some time) but is forced by the Storm in the morning to continue with us Somewhat longer: but p.m. … Continue reading

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February 8, 1778

1778 February 8 (Sunday).  Mr. Badcock and his Singers Sat in the Front, on the Womens Side and rose up to Sing — Sung a.m. [blank] p.m. [blank].  I preached a.m. again on Ps. 77.13.14.  P.M. on Col. 3.16 from … Continue reading

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February 9, 1778

1778 February 9 (Monday).  Mr. Badcock here through the Day and lodged here at night.  I went up to his school.  P.M. visit at [Kenny?], Mrs. Malletts, Squire Bakers and Mr. Newtons.  N.B. Mr. Po [pe?] from Boston lodges at … Continue reading

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February 10, 1778

1778 February 10 (Tuesday).  Several Ganders are missing since the last snow.  Mr. Badcock and Bradshaw breakfast at Brecks.  P.M. I rode to Mr. Daniel Forbes’s.  Preached there on Phil. 4.7 and finished on that Text.  N.B. I had before … Continue reading

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February 11, 1778

1778 February 11 (Wednesday).  Mr. Benjamin Bradshaw came from Worcester and dined here.  Mr. Tainter came seasonably with a Load of Wood, as did Jonathan and Calvin Maynard, with another — it being a very Rainy afternoon, and we had … Continue reading

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February 12, 1778

1778 February 12 (Thursday).  Mr. David Maynard junior from Ashburnham brings me a Letter from Mr. Cushing, concerning their Troubles by one Mr. Fletcher, a Preacher there, who causes great Divisions among them.  Sent an Answer by the same Bearer.  … Continue reading

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February 13, 1778

1778 February 13 (Friday).  Squire Baker Sent Three Teams, viz. 12 Oxen in two of them and four Horses in the third: bringing 3 Loads of Wood from his own Lot: drove by Mr. James Bellows, Eleazer Wheelock and Isaac … Continue reading

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February 14, 1778

1778 February 14 (Saturday).  Isaac Forbush brings from Squire Baker the Quarters of a Cow he has killed for me.  They weighed 390.  Mr. William Watkins of Patridgefield, and his Brother Samuel Sell me 96 wt. of Flax and are … Continue reading

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February 15, 1778

1778 February 15 (Sunday).  I had prepared in suitable Measure to preach on another Subject, but on Consideration of our Circumstances I preached on Col. 3.16, first part.  Master Fish dined here.  P.M. On Occasion of my Daughter Sophia’s Admission … Continue reading

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February 16, 1778

1778 February 16 (Monday).  Drury Fairbank, who has boarded at Brecks, has gone away, and does not return.  There are doubtfull Apprehensions concerning him.  Mr. Belknap was here.  I reckoned with him for Four Heart-Barrells, for which I paid him … Continue reading

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February 17, 1778

1778 February 17 (Tuesday).  I was obliged to go to Squire Bakers to borrow two Sides of Soal Leather, and succeeded.  I visited at Mr. Pipers, O Donalds, and at Mr. Lambsons.  At Eve came Reuben Lambson who was in … Continue reading

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February 18, 1778

1778 February 18 (Wednesday).  Breck went to Boston in the sleigh, which he has got new Runners to.  Masters Elijah Brigham and Abraham Holland came with double Sleigh and take Sophy with them to go by Northborough to Concord.  Capt. … Continue reading

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February 19, 1778

1778 February 19 (Thursday).  Was called early to go to Mr. Abraham Bonds young Child, which is extremely low, if not dying.  Went and prayed.  Mrs. Crosby (Doctors Wife) made us a Visit — dined and toward Eve at Coffee, … Continue reading

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February 20, 1778

1778 February 20 (Friday).  Miss Patty Fish came to See us and to tarry a few Days with us.  Breck returned from Boston by Concord, Sophy and her Company also are come from thence also — but disappointed in design … Continue reading

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February 21, 1778

1778 February 21 (Saturday).  Miss Patty with us.  Hear that Mr. Abraham Bonds Child dyed last night.  I Send Verbally to Mr. Forbes by one Humphry Bray of Cape Ann Harbour.

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February 22, 1778

1778 February 22 (Sunday).  Delivered another sermon from Col. 3.16, former part.  Masters Fish and Bradshaw dine here (as well as Miss Patty).  P.M. Preached on Ps. 7.11, former part.  Which Exercises, may a gracious God succeed!

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February 23, 1778

1778 February 23 (Monday).  Write to My son William to supply Elias with a Load of Wood.  Was at Squire Bakers about my lost Heiffer.  Mr. Ezra Riply dines with us in his way to Framingham.  Attend the Funeral of … Continue reading

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February 24, 1778

1778 February 24 (Tuesday).  Mr. [blank] Laws of Enfield at Brecks about Tobacco which Breck has bought.  Lend Breck 77 Dollars.  Mr. John Belknap of N. Braintree calls to see how we do that he may acquaint my son Ebenezer … Continue reading

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February 25, 1778

1778 February 25 (Wednesday).  Am reading Willins Calcotts Disquisition on Free-Masons.  Masters Fish and Bradshaw go to their Schools.  I went up to Mr. Piper to give him an Account of the Reasons of my Sending for a third Side … Continue reading

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February 26, 1778

1778 February 26 (Thursday).  Though this was the Day which Squire Baker appointed for Elias to go with him to Holden after my stray Heiffer, but the Squire was not come home; Roads exceeding bad; therefore that Design is given … Continue reading

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February 27, 1778

1778 February 27 (Friday).  My Sons are both of them much engaged in making Singing Books and pricking out Tunes.  Elias borrows of Mr. Barker The Bishop of Meaux Universal History Vol. 1, which I take some View of.

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February 28, 1778

1778 February 28 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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