Monthly Archives: September 1780

September 1, 1780

1780 September 1 (Friday).  Breck and Suse return home having been to visit their Brothers Cushing, Levi Brigham and Alexander. Capt. Goddard of Sutton calls at Breck’s Shop and relates, That the Scholars at College (from whence he was come) … Continue reading

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September 2, 1780

1780 September 2 (Saturday).  Sophy has been poorly several days.

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September 3, 1780

1780 September 3 (Sunday).  Read Ps. 105.  Preached on Isa. 55.12.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  P.M. preached on Exodus 18.21 on Consideration of the Election of the Morrow: and therefore added a new introduction and application, to what I heretofore … Continue reading

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September 4, 1780

1780 September 4 (Monday).  Deacon Wood in no small Trouble on account of his Wife’s Difference with his son John and his Wife, who have had grievous Contentions and Threatening to complain to the Grand Jury tomorrow.  P.M. The Grand … Continue reading

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September 5, 1780

1780 September 5 (Tuesday).  By Deacon Wood’s Desire, I went in the Morning to his House, with Capt. Joseph Wood of Hopkinton and Mr. Thos. Wood of Brookfield.  Deacon’s Wife asked me to go alone with her, and manifested a … Continue reading

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September 6, 1780

1780 September 6 (Wednesday).  Mr. Grosvenor came, dined and preached.  Text was Gal. 6.7, latter clause.  His voice not only audible, but sonorous, but especially the Matter good, and the Manner agreeable.  After Meeting the Church stopped to receive the … Continue reading

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September 7, 1780

1780 September 7 (Thursday).  I rode of Alexander’s Horses to the Funeral of Mrs. Brigham (wife of Mr. Gershom) and prayed there.  When I returned, here was Mr. William Spring from Brimfield.  He brought a suit of Clothes for his … Continue reading

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September 8, 1780

1780 September 8 (Friday).  Mr. Spring changes his volume of Royal Magazines, viz: Some parts of Vol. I and Vol. II bound together, but many numbers missing for Osterval’s Causes of the present Corruption.  Mrs. Cushing, Alex and his Wife, … Continue reading

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September 9, 1780

1780 September 9 (Saturday).  My Circumstances are somewhat singular — the Difficultys thence arising, not a few.  I made some preparations, but did not near perfect them — and I have entered upon such Repetitions as I think I had … Continue reading

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September 10, 1780

1780 September 10 (Sunday).  It being Sacrament Day, I (after reading Ps. 106 former part to verse 25) went on with my Discourse on 1 Cor. 11.27-29, first part.  I administered the Ordinance — the new Deacon Hawes officiating, without … Continue reading

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September 11, 1780

1780 September 11 (Monday).  This Day begins the 44th year since my Marriage with Mrs. P________.  May God be praised for His great Goodness!  May all our Sins throughout all these Years, especially the last, be freely forgiven!  May we … Continue reading

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September 12, 1780

1780 September 12 (Tuesday).  Sent a Letter to Mr. Buckminster of Medway by Squire Singleterry of Sutton.  My son Alex., wife and child p.m. undertake their Journey home.  Messrs. Elijah and Moses Brigham dined here.  Mr. Sumner came to see … Continue reading

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September 13, 1780

1780 September 13 (Wednesday).  Rode to Mr. Abraham Bond’s: gave him a book, as my Contribution to him under the Frown of Heaven.  N.B. A number of Neighbors are at work in framing a Barn for him. I visited other … Continue reading

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September 14, 1780

1780 September 14 (Thursday).  With some difficulty as to an Horse I rode to Grafton and dined at Mr. Grosvenor’s, and preached his Lecture in his House on Mat. 17.4.  May God grant His Blessing!  I returned home safe at … Continue reading

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September 15, 1780

1780 September 15 (Friday).  On Consideration of my finishing my seventy-seventh year, I was much employed in Retrospections, Humiliations, and Supplications.  May the Lord graciously accept of my imperfect Petitions, pardoning etc. through Jesus Christ.  Mr. Peter Whitney here and … Continue reading

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September 16, 1780

1780 September 16 (Saturday).  This Day I begin my 78th year.  Thanks be to God, who hath sustained me!  I still continue a Monument of his sparing Mercy and Goodness.  To His Name be all Praise and Glory!  See Natilitia.  … Continue reading

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September 17, 1780

1780 September 17 (Sunday).  Read Ps. 23 and 24, and on Consideration of my beginning a new year of my Life, I preached on Ps. 23.6,[1] and p.m. on Isa. 55.12[2] and may the great End and Design hereof be … Continue reading

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September 18, 1780

1780 September 18 (Monday).  Wrote to Dr. Crosby, by his son John.  My Wife being no better.  At eve came my son Forbes, but from Dedham, where he had preached yesterday.  Brought with one of his Sons-in-law, Joseph Saunders, about … Continue reading

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September 19, 1780

1780 September 19 (Tuesday).  Mr. Forbes and little Boy left us to go to Brookfield.  Dr. Crosby here to see Mrs. P________  p.m.  She grows very sick, but it may be owing to some Pills which the Doctor gave her.  … Continue reading

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September 20, 1780

1780 September 20 (Wednesday).  Mr. Cushing last evening brought me from Mr. Moore, Shuckford’s Condition vol. 1.  He also, having been with various Gentlemen in his Journey, discovers to me some of the probable Reasons of the Dismission of Pres. … Continue reading

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September 21, 1780

1780 September 21 (Thursday).  Mrs. P. I hope is better.  Sophy has unhappily a good deal of a cough.  I had a most agreeable sight of my children and their Consorts at Dinner, viz.: William and Lydia, Mr. Cushing and … Continue reading

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September 22, 1780

1780 September 22 (Friday).  My son William and his Wife sat out early for Concord.  Mr. Cushing and his Wife when the Day got up, for Shrewsbury.  Dr. Crosby to see Mrs. P.  P.M. Sam and Breck with their Wives … Continue reading

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September 23, 1780

1780 September 23 (Saturday).  My son Samuel and his Wife and Child left us.  Sent my Letter by him to Mr. Quincy.  Mr. Forbes came and I delivered him his first volume of Robinson’s Hist. of Scotland.  He and his … Continue reading

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September 24, 1780

1780 September 24 (Sunday).  Mr. Grosvenor to Northborough.  I rode to Grafton and preached on 1 Chron. 29.15 a. and p.m.  Returned home at eve.  Mr. Whitney preached here on Roms. 3.7.8 a. and p.m.  At Dinner were Doct. Crosby, … Continue reading

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September 25, 1780

1780 September 25 (Monday).  Breck is roused by an Information that one Williams who is Debtor to him in a considerable sum is seized and put into Jail.  My son is gone to his House in N. Shrewsbury.  I read … Continue reading

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September 26, 1780

1780 September 26 (Tuesday).  Am obliged to go frequently to Mr. Thad. Warrin’s for Help, and today in particular, he left his own Business and came to mine.

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September 27, 1780

1780 September 27 (Wednesday).  I obtained of My Neighbor Newton to send his Boys, John and Stephen to pick Apples and carry a Load, with Barrells to make Cyder at Mr. Frost’s Mill. P.M. Mr. Zebulon Rice and his Wife … Continue reading

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September 28, 1780

1780 September 28 (Thursday).  Dr. Crosby came to desire me to befriend Mr. David Brigham of Shrewsbury, and attend the Funeral of his little son David who dyed suddenly of Worms AEs. 3.  I went with the Doctor and dined … Continue reading

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September 29, 1780

1780 September 29 (Friday).  Wrote to My Daughter Baldwin with my returning her Husband’s Letter concerning Gen’l Gates’ Defeat and Flight.  Sent them by Lt. Joseph Bond.  Mr. Daniel Adams jr. here with his Wife’s Relation: but carryed it back … Continue reading

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September 30, 1780

1780 September 30 (Saturday).  Mrs. Adams herself with her Relation tran- and subscribed.  Mrs. P________  is exercised still with her distressed stomach, but not in so terrible a Degree.  Mr. Thad Warrin very kind in coming to take Care about … Continue reading

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