Monthly Archives: December 1779

December 1, 1779

1779 December 1 (Wednesday).  It is of God’s great Goodness I am thus indulged to begin another Month.  Breck to Boston and Dr. Hawes and his Wife make us a visit and drink Tea.

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December 2, 1779

1779 December 2 (Thursday).  Deacon Wood brings Mr. William Campbell, heretofore of Oxford to see me.  He offers to buy my Sheep, but I dont incline to sell part without he takes the whole.  I read Lives of Squire Boyle, … Continue reading

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December 3, 1779

1779 December 3 (Friday).  The Doctor brings me a Third Vol. of Biographical Dictionary from Mr. Cranch.  Mr. Joseph Grout brought me a Letter from Mrs. Abigail Davis (heretofore Nichols), who had lived ten years at Mr. Moses Warrin’s, bearing … Continue reading

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December 4, 1779

1779 December 4 (Saturday).  Breck returns from Boston, my Relations well there.  He brings me a present from my son Samuel, a valuable Silk Handkerchief of Fifty Dollars price, much wanted: my son William, his Wife and Young Child John, … Continue reading

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December 5, 1779

1779 December 5 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Zech. VI.1-7.  P.M. went on with discourse on Heb. 5.9.  Admitted Isaac Parker and Wife, also Rebecca Nurse into Communion.  May God accept them and make them Ornaments to Christianity.

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December 6, 1779

1779 December 6 (Monday).  Was called away to see a young Son of Capt. Jonas Brigham, viz. his son William in his 12th year, who was thought to be under extremely dangerous Symptoms.  I went, prayed, breakfasted there.  P.M. Town … Continue reading

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December 7, 1779

1779 December 7 (Tuesday).  Mr. Edward Brigham came to acquaint me that his Brother dyed this morning and to desire me to attend the Funeral on Thursday, at nine a.m.  I remonstrated, but it was settled, I suppose.

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December 8, 1779

1779 December 8 (Wednesday).  Mr. Samuel Forbush, Mr. Solomon Batheric, and Mr. Nathan Maynard junior came with their Teams and brought Wood.  The two former two Load, the latter one.

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December 9, 1779

1779 December 9 (Thursday).  General Thanksgiving through out the States. I did not go to Capt. Brigham’s, as I was at first desired.  Mr. Edward had come yesterday and told me that his Father would conform to the proposal to … Continue reading

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December 10, 1779

1779 December 10 (Friday).  Breck, Suse and Sophy (by invitation) ride in the Sleigh to Col. Brigham’s.  Mr. May goes to Boston.  At Mr. Stone’s Request I headed a number of Papers of Subscriptions for printing a spirited Letter against … Continue reading

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December 11, 1779

1779 December 11 (Saturday).  Sent to Ashburnham by Harvey Maynard.  I cant change with any minister.  I there review and make large additions to former preparations, which I humbly hope God will graciously accept through Jesus Christ.

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December 12, 1779

1779 December 12 (Sunday).  Mr. Benj. Wilson junior came from the Widow Eager of Northborough to desire me to attend the Funeral of her daughter Cutter tomorrow (the wife of Ebenezer who is among the British troops).  I preached a. … Continue reading

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December 13, 1779

1779 December 13 (Monday).  Deacon Wood came with his chaise to go to Mrs. Cutter’s Funeral, but it was too stormy for me to venture.  Elias rode with him.

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December 14, 1779

1779 December 14 (Tuesday).  I sent by Dr. Hawes, Mr. Cranch’s 2d Vol. of Biogr.  Also my Watch for a new Crystal.  Mr. Elisha Parker brought me several worthy presents, Beef and Tea, 10 lb. of one, 1/2 lb. t’other.

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December 15, 1779

1779 December 15 (Wednesday).  Read part of Biographical Dictionary.  The Lives of Confuius etc.  Messrs. Sam. Forbush and Sol. Batheric sledding wood from the Minister’s Lot.  Newspapers from Boston and Worcester.  Received a Letter from Bethiah Parmenter, alias Wheaton, dated … Continue reading

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December 16, 1779

1779 December 16 (Thursday).  Went to Deacon Wood to inquire about the Letter received last evening.  Wrote to Mr. Fitch about it and enclosed it.  Sent it to Deacon Wood by young Asa Brigham for conveyance.  Messrs. Forbush and Batheric … Continue reading

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December 17, 1779

1779 December 17 (Friday).  Breck to Sutton in the Sleigh to get Paper.  Succeeds but in part.  Elias has borrowed a mathematical manuscript which he is transcribing.

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December 18, 1779

1779 December 18 (Saturday).  It is exceeding Stormy, snowing, blowing and very cold, but through God’s great Goodness, we have Shelter, Wood, Bread, Meat, Drink, Cloths but especially Health, Reason, above all the Day of means of Grace!  To His … Continue reading

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December 19, 1779

1779 December 19 (Sunday).  Difficult getting to Meeting, but few there.  I was first.  Preached a.m. on Zech. VI.8th and from v. 9-11.  P.M. Went on with and concluded Sermon on Hab. 5.9, which may the Lord bless to us!  … Continue reading

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December 20, 1779

1779 December 20 (Monday).  A very cold season, and continues so.  I am engaged in Biographical Dictionary.  C. Confucius, Cato, Casaubon, Mons. Le Clerk etc.

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December 21, 1779

1779 December 21 (Tuesday).  Mr. William Chandler of Pomfret in straight for a sled to go to Framingham.  I have let him have mine, and he leaves his Waggon here.

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December 22, 1779

1779 December 22 (Wednesday).  I am taken up very much with Biography.  The Life of Lucius Cary who is Lord Falkland, Dr. Sam’l Clark, old Mr. Calamy, Des Cartes etc.

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December 23, 1779

1779 December 23 (Thursday).  Young Chandler returns and solicits my sled to go to Pomfret.  I yielded to his Importunity and for Mr. Lamson’s putting two Guards in front, and for his Journey to Framingham he pays me 10 Dollars … Continue reading

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December 24, 1779

1779 December 24 (Friday).  Breck and Suse, Mr. Brigham and Sophy rode in the Slay to Mr. Whitney’s.

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December 25, 1779

1779 December 25 (Saturday).  I rode up to Shrewsbury — to Mr. Nathan Goddard’s who has persuaded me to take this cold ride.  Went to Mr. Sumner’s who was gone with design to preach tomorrow at Hubbard’s Town.  I lodged … Continue reading

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December 26, 1779

1779 December 26 (Sunday).  Preached at Shrewsbury.  A.M. on Ps. 74.17.  P.M. on Ps. 90.10, which may God graciously own and bless!  Lodged there again.

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December 27, 1779

1779 December 27 (Monday).  Breakfast at Sister Cushing’s.  Visit Mr. Farrar’s Wife who is sick, dined at Mr. John Maynard’s, called at Mr. Gershom Brigham’s and begin to take Thomas’s Spy of him — went in to Mr. Samuel Fay’s, … Continue reading

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December 28, 1779

1779 December 28 (Tuesday).  Read Biogr.  A close time for study, but a great Storm abroad.  God be merciful to the poor and to all the Exposed!

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December 29, 1779

1779 December 29 (Wednesday).  A very dismal morning.  Storm continues till about noon.  Snow-Banks very high nigh my saddle-house 6 feet high.  Roads blocked up.  What can have become of poor Mr. Goddard, who proposed to set out with Wife … Continue reading

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December 30, 1779

1779 December 30 (Thursday).  I keep close to my Study, though Mr. Antipas Brigham had requested me to go to Capt. Edmund’s to marry him.  But nobody disturbs me.  Enough to do to keep warm.

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December 31, 1779

1779 December 31 (Friday).  Jejun.[?] and Prec.  Reflections on the Year past, with praise for Preservation and numberless Benefits.  Humiliation and Penitence for Ingrat. Deficiencies and Miscarriages.  May a gracious and merciful God remitt through Jesus Christ — So teach … Continue reading

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