Monthly Archives: October 1779

October 1, 1779

1779 October 1 (Friday).  I would thankfully acknowledge the Goodness of God in preserving me to another month, and pray I spend this to the divine Glory.  I was closely engaged — but Mr. Batherick is urgent to talk with … Continue reading

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October 2, 1779

1779 October 2 (Saturday).  Surprizing Story concerning a negro Family of Natick, whom one Mr. Damon has sold, Surprized and sent off as slaves, they are recovered, and now on the Road returning to Natick.  Mr. James Bellows of Rutland … Continue reading

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October 3, 1779

1779 October 3 (Sunday).  I met with so much interruption this last week, that I was obliged both parts of the Day to improve former preparations — on 2 Thes. 3.1 to page 17.  May divine Energy accompany the Word … Continue reading

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October 4, 1779

1779 October 4 (Monday).  Mr. Langton and his son returning from Farmington home to York, call here.  Capt. John Wood’s wife sends for women p.m. and Mrs. P. goes and tarrys.

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October 5, 1779

1779 October 5 (Tuesday).  Mrs. P. at the Groaning still.  Sally and Sophy, though it is a stormy Day, ride in her chaise to Capt. Maynard’s — at night Mrs. P. returned with Joy for the Deliverance — a Daughter … Continue reading

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October 6, 1779

1779 October 6 (Wednesday).  Read Reynolds Gt. Revenge against Murder.  Albemare and Clara etc. etc.

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October 7, 1779

1779 October 7 (Thursday).  Elias comes up from Cambridge for money to pay his Quarter Bills to May 28 last, which he says is £64.8.4, which gives me some Perplexity, seeing I have given him so much especially last August … Continue reading

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October 8, 1779

1779 October 8 (Friday).  Breck lends me the money I want for Elias, viz. 231 Dollars.  We are unhappily low in the Meat Tub: which induced me to go to the Squires and Deacons, to enquire about Supplys.  Drank Tea … Continue reading

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October 9, 1779

1779 October 9 (Saturday).  Elias is up before Day to set off for Cambridge; and I gave him the whole of the Money which I borrowed of Breck for him, viz. 231 Dollars, which was to enable him to pay … Continue reading

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October 10, 1779

1779 October 10 (Sunday).  A.M. Read Deut. 32.[ blank].  In preaching read v. 7 but carried on the same subject which was begun on Isa. 46.3-4.  The Selectmen were together at noon, and after sermon on 2 Thes. 3.1 from … Continue reading

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October 11, 1779

1779 October 11 (Monday).  This day we cutt up, carted home and husked out our Indian Corn.  Ephraim Tucker went with my Team and Deacon Wood with his.  About nine dined here.  There were forty or more of Men and … Continue reading

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October 12, 1779

1779 October 12 (Tuesday).  Breck waits upon Sally and her son Sam to Concord.  P.M. I preached at Mr. Daniel Forbes’s, especially to old Mrs. Stone, heretofore of Charlestown, a Maiden about 75 years old.  Text was Eph. 1.14 which … Continue reading

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October 13, 1779

1779 October 13 (Wednesday).  Breck returns from Concord, and dines with us.  P.M. He is with the Officers at Coll. Wheelock’s preparing orders to send out Men immediately according to Requisition from Gen’l Washington.  Mr. James Dix has been here.  … Continue reading

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October 14, 1779

1779 October 14 (Thursday).  I was obliged to leave my Study and ride up to Lieut. Johnathan Grout’s about some Cyder which Mr. Eli Whitney gives me.  I dined at the Lieutenant’s.  Meet with Mr. Joseph Grout there, and he … Continue reading

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October 15, 1779

1779 October 15 (Friday).  Mr. Cushing and Sophy set out early for Ashburnham.  At Night arrived the two Baldwins from Cambridge and lodge here.

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October 16, 1779

1779 October 16 (Saturday).  Baldwins to Brookfield.

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October 17, 1779

1779 October 17 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Isa. 46.3 and 4, p.m. on 2 Thes. 3.1.  Mrs. Maynard and Mr. Hazzeltine dined here.  N.B. Capt. Fisher after the Blessing desires the Company tomorrow morning.

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October 18, 1779

1779 October 18 (Monday).  A sort of Military Gathering for the purpose of raising men to go to the westward for the Continental Service, for 3 or 4 men.  I visited Asahel Biglow who is exceeding bad of Inflammation of … Continue reading

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October 19, 1779

1779 October 19 (Tuesday).  I rode to Mr. Biglow’s at West Sudbury — it being Minister’s Meeting.  Mr. Stone, Mr. Smith and Mr. Bridge were all that came.  Mr. Biglow prayed — no Concio — conversation on the Difficulties Ministers … Continue reading

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October 20, 1779

1779 October 20 (Wednesday).  In the morning perplexed — Our Horses had left us.  I rode Mr. Biglow’s Horse in Search after them.  Found them at Mr. Samuel Sherman’s in Marlborough.  I went on to Mr. Stone’s and informed  his … Continue reading

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October 21, 1779

1779 October 21 (Thursday).  I visited and prayed with Asahel Biglow, who is much better.  On his Horse I rode to Southborough and preached the Lecture on Luke 22.15, which may God graciously own and bless!  Returned at Eve.

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October 22, 1779

1779 October 22 (Friday).  Breck is building another Store.  Mr. Jacob Foster and his Lady going to Canterbury, called and dined here.  Nigh night came Lydia and Suse Parkman from Concord and lodged here.

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October 23, 1779

1779 October 23 (Saturday).  Sorrowful news from Cambridge of the Drowning of a young Student at fresh Pond in Cambridge yesterday.  His name was Charles Cutter, a soph-more.  The Body not found at nine this morning.  May the Lord sanctifie … Continue reading

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October 24, 1779

1779 October 24 (Sunday).  Preached once more on Isa. 46.4.  Nobody dined here.  I consulted the Deacons about having the Communion notwithstanding the Trouble with some Members, about Mr. Adams.  Preached on Prov. 27.1, occasioned by the late Disaster at … Continue reading

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October 25, 1779

1779 October 25 (Monday).  Breck to Boston.  In his way carrys Suse and the Child to Col. Brigham’s.  Mr. Francis Whipple of New Braintree makes us a visit.  I began to read Mr. Buckminster against Mr. Isaac Foster, which was … Continue reading

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October 26, 1779

1779 October 26 (Tuesday).  Stephen Fay desires to be Marryed next Thursday, and that the wedding may be at Mr. Andrews’, who requests I would go to his House.  I am preparing for the next Sabbath.

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October 27, 1779

1779 October 27 (Wednesday).  Mr. Stone came to my Help.  He dined here and preached my Lecture on Rev. 22.11, former parts, “Let him that is unjust” etc.  And may God graciously afford His Almighty Blessing!  A number of Brethren … Continue reading

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October 28, 1779

1779 October 28 (Thursday).  Elias goes to Worcester in the Room of Mr. Elijah Brigham to fetch the Spy in his stead.  He brings it, and contains Mr. Daniel Adams’ Caution to all people not to trust his Wife.[1]  P.M. … Continue reading

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October 29, 1779

1779 October 29 (Friday).  Mrs. Grout (wife of Mr. Joseph) came to the Door, upon her Reading the Publication in yesterday’s Spy.  Spoke of the great Reason her poor Sister has to refuse to live with Adams any more.

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October 30, 1779

1779 October 30 (Saturday).  One John Fletcher, who says he was of Pomfret, but has been a Prisoner and is come from Halifax Jayl, wants Refreshment, which was given him, but there was Reason to suppose he drinked too much.  … Continue reading

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October 31, 1779

1779 October 31 (Sunday).  I preached again on Ps. 36.7 and dilated on some Instances, particularly Mr. Joseph Alleine, and the Two Janeways, William the Father and John.  I administered the Lord’s Supper — a number of Strangers with us.  … Continue reading

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