Monthly Archives: January 1782

January 1, 1782

1782 January 1 (Tuesday).  Blessed be the Lord who is our Great Almighty Preserver and daily, yearly Benefactor!   We assembled into the House of the Lord to pay our Homage and implore divine Benediction, Preservation and Direction.  Mr. Moore … Continue reading

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January 2, 1782

1782 January 2 (Wednesday).  Dr. Gordon left us Early.  Mr. Moore and his son undertook their Journey via Cambridge and Boston.  P.M. Mr. Holland here.  He is discouraged from Preaching through bodily Infirmity and Studies Physick.  At Eve our Young … Continue reading

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January 3, 1782

1782 January 3 (Thursday).  I am more and more affected by the Sorrowful Dispensation of Providence in the Impairs of my Sight.

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January 4, 1782

1782 January 4 (Friday).  My Grandson Baldwin from College din’d here, but p.m. went on his Journey to Brookfield.

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January 5, 1782

1782 January 5 (Saturday).  This Morning Breck went to Concord to See Lydia, if alive.  He returned at night.  She is very low, but there are some hopeful Tokens, and the Child like to live.  Their Daughter Lydia is in … Continue reading

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January 6, 1782

1782 January 6 (Sunday).  A.M. I named Ps. 39 [to?] latter part for a Text, but delivered a Number of Serious Reflections, Contemplations, quickening Motives, and Seasonable Advices, proper for the first sabbath of the year.  P.M. preached on Rom. … Continue reading

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January 7, 1782

1782 January 7 (Monday).  I am employed upon Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 7.  A Letter from Elias at Hampt. (North) of Dec. 31.  Mr. Daniel Goddard of Shrewsbury here and desires me to lend him Dr. Mathers Magnalia.  He also requests … Continue reading

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January 8, 1782

1782 January 8 (Tuesday).  Mr. Treasurer Newtons affairs are much perplexed: a Committee again sitts at his House, to Examine Accounts.  Mr. Gale here: brings Beef.  Ephraim Parker came to see us.  Honorable judge Dorr visits me.  He is looking … Continue reading

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January 9, 1782

1782 January 9 (Wednesday).  Mr. Brigham and others are upon Neighbour Newtons Accounts still.  Reading Mr. Grovers Sermons, Vol. 5, but marked Vol. 1.  An unhappy Accident at Eve by the Candle.

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January 10, 11, 1782

1782 January 10, 11 (Thursday, Friday).  So fowl weather that I can’t visit Mr. Jonathan Child who is ill.  I am confined, and read Biographical Dictionary.

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January 12, 1782

1782 January 12 (Saturday).  Bowman is so indisposed that he goes home to his Fathers; and the Brighams take Care of the Cattle and Wood.

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January 13, 1782

1782 January 13 (Sunday).  I preached a.m. on Rom. 8.1.  P.M. on Phil. 4.7.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  At Eve Mr. Brigham read Flavels fountain of Life, and prayed.

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January 14, 1782

1782 January 14 (Monday).  Mr. Moses Brigham and his Wife were here.  Mr. Crosby (the young preacher) was here also.

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January 15, 1782

1782 January 15 (Tuesday).  Mr. Brigham (though very Cold) went to Boston.  He carrys from me Mr. Cranch’s Vol. 7 of Biographical Dictionary.  My Wife much distresst by grievous pain in her Back and Hip.

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January 16, 1782

1782 January 16 (Wednesday).  I rode in a sleigh to Mr. William Johnsons, to the Funeral of his little son Taylor of 13 months; and prayed and discoursed with them.  N.B. I dined at Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlains junior.  Called at … Continue reading

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January 17, 1782

1782 January 17 (Thursday).  Mr. P. Whitney and Mr. David Monro — also Dr. Crosby.  Col. and Mr. Weare go to Boston.  My Daughter remains here.  N.B. Mr. Whitney relates that there has lately been a Conference at Westford: a … Continue reading

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January 18, 1782

1782 January 18 (Friday).  She takes Physick, by advice of Dr. Crosby.  I visited at Neighbour Harringtons.  P.M. Col. Brigham and his Wife made us a Visit, which was very agreeable.

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January 19, 1782

1782 January 19 (Saturday).  Rev. Mr. David Goodall of Hallifax in the State of [blank] came to see me and dined with us.  I gave him synopsis purioris Theologia a Profess. Leidensibus: and I lent him a Vol. of the … Continue reading

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January 20, 1782

1782 January 20 (Sunday).  Mr. Goodall preached for me a. and p.m. on 1 Joh. 3.9.10.  He and his Mother Maynard dined here.  Mr. Brigham at Eve read in Flavels Fountain of Life, Sermon 24, and prayed.

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January 21, 1782

1782 January 21 (Monday).  The Town Meet again, about Treasurer Newtons Accounts.  The Committee which the Town improved upon it, find the Affair exceeding difficult, can’t agree [illegible] as to Sign a Report.  Suse and Sophy wait on Mrs. Baldwin … Continue reading

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January 22, 1782

1782 January 22 (Tuesday).  Am employed in Mr. Wests Disquisitions on the Prophets.  N.B. I took his Hint to compare Dan. 8.14 according to the Septuagint, which reads [GREEK], four hundred, whereas all other Translations read three hundred; and the … Continue reading

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January 23, 1782

1782 January 23 (Wednesday).  The storm is so great that my Daughter Baldwin must needs be in some Concern for her Husband, who is not returned from Boston yet.

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January 24, 1782

1782 January 24 (Thursday).  A very Stormy time, till the latter part of the Day.  I am much confined at home, that I cannot Visit.

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January 25, 1782

1782 January 25 (Friday).  Mr. William Spring and his Wife with two Children from Sturbridge, came to see us.  N.B. I delivered to Mr. Spring Ostervald of the Causes of the Corruption among Christians, for which I have some numbers … Continue reading

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January 26, 1782

1782 January 26 (Saturday).  Mr. Spring and his Wife and 2 Children set out for Sutton.  N.B. I presented Mr. Spring Dr. Gordons anniver[sions?] on Independency.

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January 27, 1782

1782 January 27 (Sunday).  I preached a.m. on Rom. 8.1.  P.M. on Phil. 4.7, which may God graciously bless!  At Eve Mr. Brigham read Flavel Sermon 25.  Sung.  Sorrowful News of the Death of the Widow Rhoda Maynard.

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January 28, 1782

1782 January 28 (Monday).  Mr. Goodall, his wife and Child here.  Also their mother Maynard and Brother and Sister Wheelock from Otter Creek.  I lent Mr. Goodall Mr. Cottons Way of Life for 3 or 4 Months; but he returns … Continue reading

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January 29, 1782

1782 January 29 (Tuesday).  A very cold season, but I am obliged to exert my self.  I rode in my sleigh to Mr. Samuel Hardys, an House of Mourning, and prayed with them before their interring their Infant.  Thence, at … Continue reading

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January 30, 1782

1782 January 30 (Wednesday).  Extream Cold.  I could not ride abroad to visit as designed. Was mercifully preserved from Fire in my study at Evening.  Thanks be to God therefor!

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January 31, 1782

1782 January 31 (Thursday).  My Ears and Heart wounded at hearing of another base begotten Child; viz. Abigail Fays, Daughter of Ensign Jeduthun.

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