Monthly Archives: November 1780

November 1, 1780

1780 November 1 (Wednesday).  The Month comes in with a Violent Storm.  In some part of the Day rained hard; but it soon turned to snow, and the continuance of it brings on a very winter prospect.  Through divine Favour, … Continue reading

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November 2, 1780

1780 November 2 (Thursday).  Wintry Scenes.  Earth covered with Snow.  Cold and tedious.  Mr. Cushing and Mrs. Cotton from Ashburnham, came this Morning from Shrewsbury, and dined here.  Mr. Cushing p.m. returned to Shrewsbury.  Mrs. Cotton lodged here.  N.B. Sent … Continue reading

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November 3, 1780

1780 November 3 (Friday).  Mr. Brigham waited on Mrs. Cotton to Hopkinton.  Sent Mrs. Abbe Vol. 2 of De Foe by Mrs. Cotton.  N.B. It was brought me by Dr. Stimson some time agoe.  As night came on, Elias with … Continue reading

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November 4, 1780

1780 November 4 (Saturday).  Elias goes and fetches my 12 Sheep from Squire Baker’s Pasture.  N.B. The principal Weather is missing, and a strange one is brought in his stead.

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November 5, 1780

1780 November 5 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Rev. 5.6.  Mr. Fisk and Cousen Maynard dined here.  P.M. on John 10.11.  I stayed the Church and read the Letter from Bolton, requesting our Help in Council.  When proposed to the Church … Continue reading

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November 6, 1780

1780 November 6 (Monday).  The Town Meeting.  Granted my Wood and Capt. Maynard to cut and bring it.  But as to Sallery, I dont perceive that they have voted anything, but the naked Sum with the Courts Depreciation.  Rev. Johnson … Continue reading

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November 7, 1780

1780 November 7 (Tuesday).  Mr. Gale was at eve thrown by his Horse and much hurt, but after a while returned home.  Suse and Sophy ride to their Father Brigham’s.  Had some Converse with Capt. Fisher about the Town’s Transactions … Continue reading

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November 8, 1780

1780 November 8 (Wednesday).  The adjournment of the Town Meeting.  By Advice I sent a written Message that if they would grant me the Same Allowance of Depreciation which I was required by every one to pay for every Article, … Continue reading

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November 7, 1780

1780 November 9 (Thursday).  The Council at Bolton met.  I had told the Church I did not incline to go.  See the Result at the end of this Book. The Church met by adjournment to consider Mrs. Adams’ Case.  The … Continue reading

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November 10, 1780

1780  November 10 (Friday).  Capt. John Wood was here upon the Affair of his son Ben’s living with me, and he wants that John shall live with my son Breck.  Elias has set out early this morning for Boston.

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November 11, 1780

1780 November 11 (Saturday).  The Winter Weather continues.  Elias returns from Boston between six and seven o’clock.  He brings me from Samuel No. 2 to 6 (5 Books) of the American War.  I have read 4.  He brought also Dr. … Continue reading

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November 12, 1780

1780 November 12 (Sunday).  Preached again on John 10.11.  P.M. on Mal. 1.11.  Cousen Maynard dined here.  At eve Mr. Brigham read Flavell on Rev. 3.20, part of Sermon 8.

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November 13, 1780

1780 November 13 (Monday).  A committee from the Town came to treat with me about my Sallery.  They were Capt. Maynard and Capt. Morse, but Capt. Fisher, who was the third (I think) was not with them.  Their errand was … Continue reading

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November 14, 1780

1780 November 14 (Tuesday).  The Town meet by adjournment.  The Committee carry my Answer (as above) to them.  After meeting, two of the Committee come (Captains Maynard and Morse) and acquaint me that the Town had granted me for this … Continue reading

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November 15, 1780

1780 November 15 (Wednesday).  My Baldwins (Isaac and Betsey) leave us to return home.  I wrote by them to their mother.  Capt. John Woods moves and his Wife and Children except Ben who is to live with me.  Capt. Wood … Continue reading

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November 16, 1780

1780 November 16 (Thursday).  I went to Coll. Wheelock’s, Capt. Fisher’s, Squire’s — called to see Mrs. Nottingham, who is no better.  Mr. Harrington with my Team fetches me a Cedar Pole for my West Stanchells.  Mr. James Gibson here … Continue reading

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November 17, 1780

1780 November 17 (Friday).  Mrs. Eunice Hill of Douglass here; I sent by her to Col. Caleb Hill of Douglass (who married Mrs. Ruth Hicks) to remember their aunt Champney.  At eve, Mr. Beriah Ware in Trouble.

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November 18, 1780

1780 November 18 (Saturday).  Joel and Gardner, Sons of Mr. Isaac Parker, have brought home a Calf, which their Father has kept a great while for me.

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November 19, 1780

1780 November 19 (Sunday).  Heavy rain, few at Meeting.  I preached on Mal. 1.12-13.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  P.M. I preached on Prov. 18.10.  At eve, Mr. Brigham read in Flavell’s Works — Rev. 3.20.

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November 20, 1780

1780 November 20 (Monday).  Elias setts out for Springfield.  I wrote by him to Br. Breck.  The Town meets again by adjournment to settle their Accounts.  I visited Mrs. Nottingham again.  Master Fisk here at eve and lodges here.

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November 21, 1780

1780 November 21 (Tuesday).  Mr. David Kellogg, preacher at Framingham dined here, but I was obliged to leave him to Mr. Brigham, who was his acquaintance.  P.M. I preached at Mr. Jonathan Childs, to the Widow Smith, on Ps. 73.26, … Continue reading

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November 22, 1780

1780 November 22 (Wednesday).  Very stormy, or I should have visited Mr. Abijah Gale, who has not got well from his Lameness.  Read Hist. of the American War, No. 5.

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November 23, 1780

1780 November 23 (Thursday).  Mrs. Nabby Martyn has my Horse to ride to Bolton.  Mrs. P. employs Mrs. Garfield to spin for her from Day to Day, and Pamela helps her.  Ben follows his writing etc.

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November 24, 1780

1780 November 24 (Friday).  Mr. Jonathan Childs brings and gives a Barrell of Cyder and a Bag of Apples.  Mr. Hezekiah Maynard of Marlborough came and had two Bushels of Rye for the two Bushel of Malt which I had … Continue reading

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November 25, 1780

1780 November 25 (Saturday).  A great Storm of Rain, Wind etc.  Towards night it held up: and Miss Nabby Martyn returned on my Horse from Bolton.

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November 26, 1780

1780 November 26 (Sunday).  I have been so many ways interrupted, and my mind discomposed that I could make but slender preparations, and therefore I went on with the last Sabbath subject both a. and p.m. but took those words … Continue reading

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November 27, 1780

1780 November 27 (Monday).  Robert Wightman came to thrash for me.  Mr. Hazletine wants Henry’s Exposition.  Mr. Cornelius Waters came — is with Mr. Brigham, lodges here.

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November 28, 1780

1780 November 28 (Tuesday).  Mr. Waters and Mr. Brigham go to Boston.  Wrote to Mr. Moore.  N.B. Wightman was in the Burgoine Army at Saratoga.  Mr. Jonas Bond and his Wife here in their way to Cambridge.  Coll. Brigham and … Continue reading

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November 29, 1780

1780 November 29 (Wednesday).  Wightman here.  Mr. Thad. Warrin and his son John came at almost ten o’clock a.m. and carted Muck.

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November 30, 1780

1780 November 30 (Thursday).  Was at Neighbor Newton’s where was his Br. Timothy of Hardwick, who gave me a sorrowful account of his son and son-in-law’s Captivation by the Indians last August from Barnard’s Town, and their wives pregnant, exposed … Continue reading

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