Monthly Archives: July 1780

July 1, 1780

1780 July 1 (Saturday).  The chief Conversation is about the Men who are to be raised for Six Months, and those which are for three Months.  P.M. Mr. Huntington Porter, a young Preacher, was here in his Way from Ward, … Continue reading

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July 2, 1780

1780 July 2 (Sunday).  Read Zech. 13.  I delivered the latter part of Sermon on Luke 17.32.  Mr. Elijah Brigham dined here.  P.M. read Ps. 92 and preached on Luke 16 ult.  At eve read part of Mr. Flavell’s 4th … Continue reading

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July 3, 1780

1780 July 3 (Monday).  Much hindered by both the old and the young Bees swarming.  Went to Mr. Warren’s to see his Wife, and request him to come and mow my Grass which is dying, but could not succeed.  Mr. … Continue reading

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July 4, 1780

1780 July 4 (Tuesday).  Notwithstanding it was very rainy, I went to Private Meeting at Mrs. Newton’s and preached on Isa. 64.9, occasioned by these unhappy Times.  I have writ to my Daughter Baldwin.

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July 5, 1780

1780 July 5 (Wednesday).  Breck is gone to Boston.  I read Warburton’s Notes, on Pope’s Essay on Man.  Mr. Thos. Kendal who has been Preaching at Kittery, is returning there again; but tarrys today, while he is here.  Mr. Sam … Continue reading

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July 6, 1780

1780 July 6 (Thursday).  Sister Lydia Champney removes from hence to Sutton, both herself and her Goods, by the Assistance of Mr. Zech. Hicks, though this parting from us is with no small Regret.  At eve I was miserably dull … Continue reading

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July 7, 1780

1780 July 7 (Friday).  But this morning am (through God’s Goodness) in tolerable Plight — had an Opportunity to discourse with Ensign James Miller, who being commonly an Opposer of the Town’s Adding to my Salery, I enquired of him … Continue reading

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July 8, 1780

1780 July 8 (Saturday).  Four Men came kindly to give a Morning Jobb, and cut down the English and Clover Grass in my West Field.  They were Messrs. Thad. Warrin, Paul Lamson, Jonathan Pierce and Ebenezer Force.  They worked till … Continue reading

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July 9, 1780

1780 July 9 (Sunday).  Read Zech. 14.  Preach a.m. on Gal. 6.7-8.  Mr. Bridge of Worcester, Mr. Jonathan Fay, and Lieut. Sam Brigham din’d here.  P.M. preached on Deut. and addressed the Soldiers who sat by themselves.  Mr. Brigham and … Continue reading

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July 10, 1780

1780 July 10 (Monday).  Town Meet Early to compleat the Number of Soldiers, but they are so unhappy that they cannot do it.  Mr. Jonathan Pierce and Isaac Ruggles came to work for me.  Elias had spoke to them.  They … Continue reading

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July 11, 1780

1780 July 11 (Tuesday).  The foresaid Men work here and Mr. Pierce all day at the Interval.  Mrs. P________ rode over to Capt. Wood’s to Enquire into the Cause of spoiling a piece of black Cloth.  She had no Recompense.  … Continue reading

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July 12, 1780

1780 July 12 (Wednesday).  P.M. Came Mrs. Thurston and her Mother Harrington with her to assist her in her Examination.  N.B. Mr. Brigham sat out for Boston and going through Marlborough.  I sent Mrs. Speakman’s Pope’s Essay on Man.  A … Continue reading

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July 13, 1780

1780 July 13 (Thursday).  Elias lies by wholly: but the hired Men attend to my Work, mowing, Raking and Carting — they bring home one Load of Hay.

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July 14, 1780

1780 July 14 (Friday).  Elias is better, and though feeble he Carts Hay.  3 Loads.  Mr. Brigham returns with Sophy, from Boston, late at night.

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July 15, 1780

1780 July 15 (Saturday).  Mr. Pierce does not come to work, but Ruggles comes for the forenoon only.  Two load more from the Interval.  At ev’g came Mr. Daniel Adams with a Paper which is addressed to the Church.  He … Continue reading

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July 16, 1780

1780 July 16 (Sunday).  Read Malachi, Chap. I, and forenoon Exercise was upon the beginning of it.  N.B. Mr. Brigham and Sophy were published.  Capt. Fisher, with leave, read to the Congregation, after the Blessing, his very urgent Orders for … Continue reading

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July 17, 1780

1780 July 17 (Monday).  The Militia Soldiers 14 under Lieut. Brigham marched.  Mr. Corn. Biglow came to reap my Island Field of Rye.  I had conference with Mr. Han. Parker.  Elias does not work, but waits upon Miss Lois Burnet, … Continue reading

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July 18, 1780

1780 July 18 (Tuesday).  Am sadly disappointed of the Work which I hoped for.  Elias, being not well, can do nothing; though everything is pressing and urgent: only he went up the street to speak to Mr. Joseph Smith, who … Continue reading

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July 19, 1780

1780 July 19 (Wednesday).  Many Interruptions and Avocations from my Studys, so that I can but imperfectly prepare for the Solemnity approaching, but would humbly commit myself, my Way, my Work to God.  Elias has been so out of health, … Continue reading

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July 20, 1780

1780 July 20 (Thursday).  A Day of humiliation, FASTING and Prayer, on account of the uncommon Distress.  Preached a.m. on 1 Kings 20.28 last clause and though I wrote much, and was long in the Exercise, yet could not be … Continue reading

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July 21, 1780

1780 July 21 (Friday).  Was forced to go out and look up Workmen.  Capt. Fisher is gone to mowe for me at Middle Meadow (or my Interval).  Mr. Biglow again reaps, and Elias part of the forenoon.  P.M. goes to … Continue reading

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July 22, 1780

1780 July 22 (Saturday).  Three men are mowing at the Interval, viz. Capt. Fisher, Mr. Elijah Force (who goes for Mr. Joseph Smith, and he is instead of Mr. Isaac Parker, who will work for Smith instead of it).  Mr. … Continue reading

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July 23, 1780

1780 July 23 (Sunday).  Read part of II Chron. 6 and preached on 6 to 31 on Consideration of the uncommon Dryness of the Weather.  P.M. on Gal. 6.8 former part.  N.B. The Church was stayed and I read Mr. … Continue reading

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July 24, 1780

1780 July 24 (Monday).  Mr. Biglow comes again to reap.  Capt. Fisher works at the Interval partly for me, helping Elias in getting the Hay there ready, and Elias brings home one Load, having Deacon Wood’s Oxen added to our … Continue reading

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July 25, 1780

1780 July 25 (Tuesday).  Mr. Bigelow reaps.  Elias with our own Team only, brings home two Load from the Interval.  Capt. F. helps him somewhat (but his chief work was at Lieut. Bond’s).  Miss Lois and Henrietta finish for the … Continue reading

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July 26, 1780

1780 July 26 (Wednesday).  Elias went with out Team, and Breck went with him to load and though it was but a small Jagg, it was the last from the Interval.  In all thirteen times, the Team has gone for … Continue reading

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July 27, 1780

1780 July 27 (Thursday).  My Affairs are in a very uncomfortable situation.  Mr. Biglow reaps, is too old and feeble to do much — there is a great part of the Field of Rye yet remaining.  No body offers to … Continue reading

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July 28, 1780

1780 July 28 (Friday).  Mr. Bigelow reaps a.m.  Elias also.  Breck took a morn-spell at it.  Deacon Wood has the Oxen part of a.m.  Breck has them p.m.  He sends them down to meet a Teemer, who is bringing up … Continue reading

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July 29, 1780

1780 July 29 (Saturday).  Went in the Morning to see the sorrowful Desolations, and sympathise with the Sufferers.  May the Lord sanctifie the sad Loss to them!  Elias goes again to Squire Baker’s Pasture to look for the Lamb which … Continue reading

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July 30, 1780

1780 July 30 (Sunday).  I preached on 1 Cor. 11-29.  Administered the Lord’s Supper: before which Samuel Thurston and Sarah his wife were admitted into the Church.  Mrs. Maynard and Mr. Hazeltine dined here.  P.M. on Gal. 6.8.  At eve … Continue reading

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July 31, 1780

1780 July 31 (Monday).  My son Elias left us to go to Springfield, to keep School there.  Carrys principal Classicks, excepting to teach Grammer.  I wrote a letter to Brother Breck.  It is an article which much Affects me.  May … Continue reading

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