Monthly Archives: October 1781

October 1, 1781

1781 October 1 (Monday).  Training Again.  Can’t get Feed for the Fatting Cow.

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October 2, 1781

1781 October 2 (Tuesday).  A.M. visited Mr. Daniel Warrin.  At his House were two young women who were Baptists — their Names are Lamb, and are come from Paxton: one of them (Martha) about 16 years old, is in a … Continue reading

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October 3, 1781

1781 October 3 (Wednesday).  Wrote an Answer to Elias’s Letter.  The rather because he complains of his being Sorrowfully neglected.  I have writ also to Mr. Forbes upon his supposed Marriage — on what I have done about Sister Champney … Continue reading

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October 4, 1781

1781 October 4 (Thursday).  At Ensign Aaron Warrins request I rode over to his House, and Mr. Fish and his Wife being there also, we dined together.  He told me Mr. Adams had been with him, but that he would … Continue reading

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October 5, 1781

1781 October 5 (Friday).  Mr. Wilkins left us.  My Son Ebenezer made a Visit to Mrs. Rebecca Warrin on behalf of his Aunt Champney: and to Mr. Fish but returned at Eve.  Capt. Edmund Brigham here, but refuses to make … Continue reading

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October 6, 1781

1781 October 6 (Saturday).  My Son and Grand-Daughter return to Brookfield.  At Eve came my grand-daughters Lydia and Sophy from Concord to tarry with us over the Sabbath.

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October 7, 1781

1781 October 7 (Sunday).  Have had so many avocations this week past, that I could not finish what I endeavoured to prepare for one part of this day.  I therefore was obliged to preach a.m. on Rom. 13.11 and p.m. … Continue reading

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October 8, 1781

1781 October 8 (Monday).  Mr. Brigham goes to Bellingham, to look after a Debtor, Arnold, a Quaker.  At 2 p.m. Lydia and Sophy sat out for Concord.  I was Sent for by the Widow Brigham — I went — her … Continue reading

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October 9, 1781

1781 October 9 (Tuesday).  Sent a Letter by Mr. Crosby to Mr. Forbes.  Mr. Brigham to Bellingham.  This is the Day appointed by Mr. Daniel Adams for a Council of Churches to meet at his House — But I don’t … Continue reading

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October 10, 1781

1781 October 10 (Wednesday).  Visited Patty Lamb in her Consumption, at Mr. Daniel Warrins.  P.M. My wife rode with me to Visit Several Neighbours, viz. Neighbour Nathan Maynard and Mr. Isaac Parker.  Drank tea etc. at the latter.  At Night … Continue reading

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October 11, 1781

1781 October 11 (Thursday).  Mr. Fuller and his Wife left us to return home through Billerica.  Messrs. Benjamin Stone and Samuel Crosby came, dined here.  Mr. Stone informs me of Mr. Fairbanks public Marriage last week, in the Meeting House, … Continue reading

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October 12, 1781

1781 October 12 (Friday).  Miss Patty Fish brought me a Letter from her Brother which informs that he has been to Stoughtonham to See Mr. Parkman Bradshaw, and found him in a deplorable Condition emaciated in Body and benighted in … Continue reading

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October 13, 1781

1781 October 13 (Saturday).  Mr. Aaron Crosby from Cape Ann.  He was at Coffins, but not at Mr. Forbes’.  Sister Champney at Mr. Forbes; his New Wife not yet there.

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October 14, 1781

1781 October 14 (Sunday).  I read Hosea 6 and preached a. and p.m. on v. 4.  Appointed Communion and Lecture.  At Eve Mr. Brigham read in Flavell on Christs Intercession.  Alas!  for our Inconstancy!  May we have Right and part … Continue reading

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October 15, 1781

1781 October 15 (Monday).  Mr. Wolcott has preached at Southborough yesterday — dines here to day, and returns to Oxford by Mr. Chaplins.  Dr. Gordon came p.m. to Tea.  He lodges here.  He communicates a long Letter from a Friend … Continue reading

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October 16, 1781

1781 October 16 (Tuesday).  Dr. Gordon goes on his Journey to General Gates in Virginia.  Mr. Brigham to Boston.  I wrote by him to Mr. Moore, and Sent my Watch to have a New Chrystal.

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October 17, 1781

1781 October 17 (Wednesday).  Lecture.  Expected Mr. Fitch.  But he did not come.  I preached myself on Hos. 6.4, from page 16, bottom to the End, which may God graciously bless!

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October 18, 1781

1781 October 18 (Thursday).  Benjamin Harrington being returned from the Camp, Sick and low, I visited and prayed with him — visited at Fortunatus Millers, and at Mr. Eli Whitney’s.  P.M. Mrs. Sarah Harrington (Neighbour Calebs Wife) was here and … Continue reading

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October 19, 1781

1781 October 19 (Friday).  Mr. Joseph Harrington brought me a Barrel of Cyder and a Bag of Apples.  He also brought a Barrel of Cyder from Mr. Simon Forbes.

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October 20, 1781

1781 October 20 (Saturday).  My Son William came up to keep sabbath with us.  John Moultons Time is out at Eve.

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October 21, 1781

1781 October 21 (Sunday).  This was Sacrament Day.  Preached on Luk. 22.15.  My Son William at Communion.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  At Eve Mr. Brigham read in Flavels Fountain of Life and prayed.

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October 22, 1781

1781 October 22 (Monday).  I went up to Squire Bakers after Money for my Oxen: but did not succeed.  P.M. I rode with William as far as Marlborough.  Lt. Uriah Brigham goes with me to see Mr. Hezekiah Maynard who … Continue reading

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October 23, 1781

1781 October 23 (Tuesday).  Rode to Stow.  Call at Mrs. Gardners.  Mr. Newell is in his New House and has brought home his New Wife, who was Miss Lucy Rogers.  The Association was small.  Mr. Bridge and Mr. Biglow — … Continue reading

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October 24, 1781

1781 October 24 (Wednesday).  I returned home.  In my way, called to take leave of Mrs. Gardner, and called at Mr. Micah Newtons at Marlborough.  I dined at Col. Blackneys, but the Colonel not at home.  Borrowed of his Mother … Continue reading

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October 25, 1781

1781 October 25 (Thursday).  I had Pity on my dear son in his Troubles, and gave him two Notes from the State, one of 10£, out last December, the other of 10£ 14, both upon Interest and Signed Henry Gardner … Continue reading

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October 26, 1781

1781 October 26 (Friday).  Before Col. Baldwin left us, I requested him to do what in him lay to relieve his Brother — which he promised.  Mr. Winslow Brigham was yesterday marryed to Miss Alice Cushing, and they came home … Continue reading

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October 27, 1781

1781 October 27 (Saturday).  I have neither Man nor Boy, except Billy Spring who can fetch the Cows and cut a little Wood.  But the Trouble of my Eyes is I think, increased.  At Eve a Great Noise of the … Continue reading

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October 28, 1781

1781 October 28 (Sunday).  Mr. Waters came in the morning and preached for me a.m. on Job 23.3.4, p.m. on Phil. 3 and 4.  May God bless what was delivered, and reward his Labour of Love!  I stopped the Church, … Continue reading

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October 29, 1781

1781 October 29 (Monday).  Wrote to Mr. Quincy per Mr. Waters, who after dining, left us to pursue his Journey to Boston.  Deacon Hawes delivered me from Mr. Cranch the 7th Volume of Biographical Dictionary, I, K, L.

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October 30, 1781

1781 October 30 (Tuesday).  I catechized at the Meeting House.  Had 34 a.m. and 37 p.m.  May they all be Taught of God!  Cousen Maynard a Visit into Evening, and on foot.

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October 31, 1781

1781 October 31 (Wednesday).  I visited Susanna Hardy who is sick — dined there — and prayed with her.  Visited at Capt. Jonathan Fays — talked with the Heads of the Family and with Molly [Brown?] under her Circumstances and … Continue reading

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