Monthly Archives: June 1781

June 1, 1781

1781 June 1 (Friday).  I rode up to Reuben Maynards to See his Wife who is very low — trouble in her Mind about her Guilt (which She confesses) impresses her Body, most probably.  Prayed with her.  I bore the … Continue reading

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June 2, 1781

1781 June 2 (Saturday).  Had but a poor night, and am not able to discharge the Dutys called for.  Elias goes over to Hopkinton, to wait on Mrs. Cotton here.  Mr. Cushing waited on me to the Funeral of Mr. … Continue reading

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June 3, 1781

1781 June 3 (Sunday).  Mr. Cushing preaches a.m. on Tit. 3.8, p.m. on Luk. 14.17.  N.B.  On consideration of Mr. Stones Death I read a.m. Ps. 39.  Mrs. Maynard and Mrs. Cotton dined here.  At Eve Mr. Cushing repeated the … Continue reading

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June 4, 1781

1781 June 4 (Monday).  Mr. Cushing and Mrs. Cotton leave us for Ashburnham.  I rode to Mr. Peter Thatchers at his request and dined there with his Father, who p.m. preached a Lecture there on Ps. 119.63.  Exceeding long, but … Continue reading

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June 5, 1781

1781 June 5 (Tuesday).  They Set out for Cambridge.  I preached at Lieutenant Jonathan Grouts on Hos. 6.1 and O that we might be perswaded to resolve accordingly to return to the Lord!  I was somewhat better.  D.Gr.

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June 6, 1781

1781 June 6 (Wednesday).  I sent by Col. Wheelock Some Account of Mr. Stone, to the Care of Mr. Summer.  John Moulton was so ill yesterday that he is again gone to his Fathers.  P.M. Mr. Hicks returns from Cambridge … Continue reading

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June 7, 1781

1781 June 7 (Thursday).  I was under So much Indisposition that I could not ride abroad, either to visit the mournful Family at Southborough or Mr. Reuben Maynards Wife.

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June 8, 1781

1781 June 8 (Friday).  Mr. Bowman of Oxford with a Kinswoman of his, Stop here.  Read my own former preparations on the Death of Ministers etc. etc.  Elias much exercised with a lame Arm.

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June 9, 1781

1781 June 9 (Saturday).  Would have gone to Southborough but was prevented.  Old Mr. Joseph Green here to acquaint me with the Death of another of his Sons Children.  P.M. Pamela came home from Ashburnham.

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June 10, 1781

1781 June 10 (Sunday).  I preached on Mat. 13.43 with many Additions on occasion of the Death of Rev. Mr. Nathan Stone of Southborough.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  Dr. Crosby came in after public Exercises and attended another private: but … Continue reading

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June 11, 1781

1781 June 11 (Monday).  I rode to Southborough and Visited the mournful Widow Stone and Family.  I dined there and discoursed of the Custom and Manner of Life etc.  Read the Will etc.  I returned before Night.  Mr. Woodward of … Continue reading

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June 12, 1781

1781 June 12 (Tuesday).  Mr. Brigham goes to Boston.  I wrote by him to Mr. Moore.  P.M. Squire Bakers Lady and her Daughter Parker from Templeton were here.  Mrs. Grosvenor, and her Sister Cloe here etc.

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June 13, 1781

1781 June 13 (Wednesday).  I expected Mr. Grosvenor to preach my Lecture but he came not.  I preached my self, on Joh. 15.9, finishing the Discourse on Jude v. 21.  N.B. When I was about to go to Meeting at … Continue reading

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June 14, 1781

1781 June 14 (Thursday).  A Notable Raising of Squire Bakers great Barn of 110 feet long.  I was invited and as our Lord and Saviour did not refuse when asked to an Entertainment so I complyed — went, dined and … Continue reading

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June 15, 1781

1781 June 15 (Friday).  Though it was rainy yet at Squire Bakers they go on to raise the Roof of his great Barn.  It was finished without any bad Accident.  To God the Glory!

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June 16, 1781

1781 June 16 (Saturday).  John Moulton so well as to come to work again; but not till (Saturday) afternoon.

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June 17, 1781

1781 June 17 (Sunday).  There being so many Exercises before me to day, I did not read publicly.  I preached on 1 Cor. 11.27.29.  Administered the Lords Supper.  Mrs. Maynard and Mrs. Nanny Thacher (wife of Mr. Peter Thacher junior) … Continue reading

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June 18, 1781

1781 June 18 (Monday).  Visited at Mr. Lamson’s, he being Sick, and at Mr. Jonathan Forbes their youngest Child very ill.  Prayed; and dined there.  Mr. John Forbes of Otter Creek dined there also.  Deacon Wood in Mourning for the … Continue reading

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June 19, 1781

1781 June 19 (Tuesday).  Attend the Association at Northborough.  We were all present, namely, 5 only, and Mr. Reuben Puffer (who last Lords day gave his determinate Answer to South-Bolton to Accept) was among us also.  N.B. Now first met … Continue reading

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June 20, 1781

1781 June 20 (Wednesday).  Mr. Nathan Biglow of Ashburnhan came for Mr. Cushing to get Grain.  I sent a Bushel and half.  Mr. Cushing to be respond.  Mr. Brigham, Hazletine and Elias went to Northborough Lecture to hear Mr. Puffer: … Continue reading

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June 21, 1781

1781 June 21 (Thursday).  Several old Friends visited here, viz. Squire Whipple and his Wife from New Braintry, and their Sister Knowlton of Shrewsbury.  They proceed to visit Lamson who is sick.

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June 22, 1781

1781 June 22 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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June 23, 1781

1781 June 23 (Saturday).  I rode to Southborough.  N.B. No Diary found, but Almanacks — and a Paper dated Sept. 3, 1741.

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June 24, 1781

1781 June 24 (Sunday).  Preached at Southborough on Isa. 57.1.2.  May God succeed!  N.B. Mrs. Stone has found a paper of her Husbands concerning his Spiritual State, which I read to the Assembly.  Also another little paper of the manner … Continue reading

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June 25, 1781

1781 June 25 (Monday).  Viewed Some of Mr. Stones Library and Papers.  Took with me 12 Books of Mr. Lorings Diary.  I rode to Marlborough to Couzen Uriah Brighams — and to Col. Williams.  At home in safety.  D.G.

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June 26, 1781

1781 June 26 (Tuesday).  Breck to Boston.  Major Mixor at the Shop with me and discoursed concerning Deacon Livermores unhappiness with his Wife.  Read Biographical.

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June 27, 1781

1781 June 27 (Wednesday).  Elias would have gone upon his Journey to Northampton, but it was too wet weather.  P.M. Capt. Fisher came and after general Discourse of the News, and particularly of the Troubles of the British Factorys in … Continue reading

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June 28, 1781

1781 June 28 (Thursday).  Polly Scott being Sick at Mr. Gales of nervous Cholic, I made her a Visit, and prayed with her.  N.B. In riding there, overtook one Mrs. Coburn (Widow of Col. Andrew Coburn) who was the owner … Continue reading

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June 29, 1781

1781 June 29 (Friday).  Elias Sat out for Northampton.  On Account of wicked Thieving a Court is held at Deacon Woods, by Coll. Jonathan Ward to try a Thief, One Moore and Lincoln and tis Said that there are others … Continue reading

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June 30, 1781

1781 June 30 (Saturday).  Col. Ward came and acquainted me with the Appointment of a Fast to be there next Thursday come sennight.  Dr. Hall calls here in his way to Southborough.  Mr. Scott came in and tells me his … Continue reading

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