Monthly Archives: June 1778

June 1, 1778

1778 June 1 (Monday).  Elias Bryant returns home, and leaves his Brother Timothy to live with me a Year, or at least till next March.  The Contribution of yesterday, with some Addition to day, amounts to 45 Dollars and a … Continue reading

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June 2, 1778

1778 June 2 (Tuesday).  It was rainy; but I rode to Deacon Bonds, where was [illegible] private meeting; and I preached on 1 Cor. 15.57 from p. 9 to [Quest?], p. 16.  Mrs. Cotton with us Still.

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June 3, 1778

1778 June 3 (Wednesday).  I rode on an Horse of Mr. Tainters to the Fast at Grafton.  It was occasioned by Rev. Grosvenor’s Hoarseness, so that he has not preached these two Years.  Dr. Hall, Mr. Fish and Mr. Sumner … Continue reading

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June 4, 1778

1778 June 4 (Thursday).  Deacon John Fay came and received the Money which was lately Contributed in our Assembly for him.  Forty five Dollars, for which he gives me a Receipt, and returned his hearty Thanks to our Congregation.

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June 5, 1778

1778 June 5 (Friday).  Dr. Hawes raises a new part to his Barn.  My sons assist at it.

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June 6, 1778

1778 June 6 (Saturday).  I rode to Mr. Nathan Goddards (in compliance with Mr. Maccartys Request) to let him know I was going to Worcester.  Dined at Mr. Sumners.  Proceeded to Visit the Prisoners.  James Buchannan, William Brooks, Ezra Ross, … Continue reading

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June 7, 1778

1778 June 7 (Sunday).  Preached at Worcester, the Prisoners present (and desiring Prayers) on Heb. 10.31, “It is a fearful Thing to fall etc.,” a. and p.m.  Which may God grant success to!  Mr. Maccarty was with us.  At Eve … Continue reading

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June 8, 1778

1778 June 8 (Monday).  I had desired, and my Thoughts had been much upon visiting the prisoners again (they having themselves requested it) but the weather proved rainy — and I was obliged to get home as soon as I … Continue reading

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June 9, 1778

1778 June 9 (Tuesday).  Read part of Hopkins Book on Sin the Means of Good.  P.M. Mr. Moses Bellows of Southborough made me a Visit.  At Eve Deacon Wood conducted Capt. [torn] to see me.

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June 10, 1778

1778 June 10 (Wednesday).  Elias goes up to Grafton, being [torn] Shearing the Sheep: and at night [torn] home [torn] Mr. Farrar came not.  I prea[torn] my Self [illegible] from Luke 19.10 from p. 14 to [torn].  Very thin Lecture … Continue reading

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June 11, 1778

1778 June 11 (Thursday).  Mr. Rug was here again in Quest of Grain to Support his Family.  I was not able to do much for him, Yet could not but Pity him and his unhappy Wife and Children.  May the … Continue reading

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June 12, 1778

1778 June 12 (Friday).  Elias is Sadly disappointed about an Horse, and Setts out for Cambridge on foot: goes away late in the p.m. choosing to travel chiefly in the night.

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June 13, 1778

1778 June 13 (Saturday).  Mr. Moses Nurse having brought up a Load of Earthen Ware from Danvers, I took an Opportunity as he was going from Brecks Store, to give him a most Solemn Admonition and Charge concerning his absence … Continue reading

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June 14, 1778

1778 June 14 (Sunday).  Preached both a. and p.m. on the important Subject from Luk. 19.10, repeating the remainder of my Sermons on that Text except [illegible] use of Exhortation and the Directions.  Yet I had prepared enough for a … Continue reading

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June 15, 1778

1778 June 15 (Monday).  Simon Forbes brought me a pair of New Shooes: for making only paid three Dollars.

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June 16, 1778

1778 June 16 (Tuesday).  I sat out for East Sudbury — went by Mr. Stones, and took him with me, to the Ministers Meeting.  Mr. Smith was not there.  He had gone a Journey.  Mr. Bridge prayed, preached on 2 … Continue reading

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June 17, 1778

1778 June 17 (Wednesday).  Rode to Lincoln; called to see Mr. Lawrence, who and two of his [illegible] have been confined very much, with illness for some time.  I proceeded to Mr. Timothy Brooks, where Mr. Procter and his Wife … Continue reading

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June 18, 1778

1778 June 18 (Thursday).  Left Billeys and returned home.  I called at Col. Weeks’.  They were going to Lecture which I attended.  Mr. Daniel Foster preached on Mat. 17.46.  Conversed after Meeting with him, he having been lately with the … Continue reading

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June 19, 1778

1778 June 19 (Friday).  [A fresh?] demand for Men who are to go to Rhode-Island 14 or 15 for our part for 22 days.  My Son Alexander came, and has brought my Gun, which I had lent him Some years … Continue reading

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June 20, 1778

1778 June 20 (Saturday).  Alexander returns to Leicester.  He drives away his Cow, and Heiffer, also his Cow’s Calf: to mate which I have given him one of my Calves.  And further I have given my Daughter Cushing an Heiffer, … Continue reading

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June 21, 1778

1778 June 21 (Sunday).  I preached on Job 31.24.  P.M. I preached on Prov. 4.18, partly on Occasion of the Death of William Blair Townsend.  As I conceive he was a just man, and his path [bright?] imitable.  May God … Continue reading

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June 22, 1778

1778 June 22 (Monday).  Breck met with Disaster by his stairs [illegible] Shocked; the supporting Timbers [illegible] wrote (in part) to Mr. Quincy.  Finished Reading Mr. Samuel Hopkins 3 Sermons on “Sin by divine interposition an Advantage to the Univ.”

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June 23, 1778

1778 June 23 (Tuesday).  Catechizing a.m. 35 Boys, p.m. 30 Girls.  [illegible] the divine Blessing accompany my Instructions!  And may this be a Generation which may be to the divine Praise!

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June 24, 1778

1778 June 24 (Wednesday).  I rode to over to Northborough Lecture, which Mr. Newell preached from Phil. 2.12.  N.B. Mr. Sumner was there, and disliked the sermon: discovered his Disgust to me.  He did not (as he conceived) sufficiently assert … Continue reading

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June 25, 1778

1778 June 25 (Thursday).  I was Stung by a Bee yesterday Morning on my right Eye Brow: it proved so troublesome last night, and Swelled this morning So as to Shut out the Light wholly from that Eye.  Yet I … Continue reading

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June 26, 1778

1778 June 26 (Friday).  Very tedious, hot Weather to those who are obliged to be abroad.  Mrs. P________ informs me that Brother Smith came on 24 to see me.  Deacon Batchelour of Grafton came from Boston and brought thence 1/2 … Continue reading

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June 27, 1778

1778 June 27 (Saturday).  I perceive that Breck returned from Boston sometime in the last night.  I understand by him that Mrs. Hicks of Cambridge is not well pleased with what was done for James.  Before we rose from Table, … Continue reading

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June 28, 1778

1778 June 28 (Sunday).  Was obliged to go on in repeating (but with Alterations and Additions) my Sermon on Prov. 4.18.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  N.B. The Singers not only Sang at noon, but now begin to Sing after the … Continue reading

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June 29, 1778

1778 June 29 (Monday).  Col. Buckminster comes this way in going to Rutland.  I read Some part of Rob[inson]ns excellent History of the Church of Scotland.  At Eve came Mr. Cushing from Ashburnham.  His Horse is put to Mr. Daniel … Continue reading

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June 30, 1778

1778 June 30 (Tuesday).  Though Mr. [Larkin?] came early in the morn to mowe my Square piece between [illegible] [meeting House?] he broke off at mid forenoon: he [illegible] and raking the Hay.  Breck helps also.  But about 3 or … Continue reading

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