Monthly Archives: May 1782

May 1, 1782

1782 May 1 (Wednesday).  Was obliged to make a Visit to Mr. George Andrews, who is Treasurer; and dined there: but he could pay me no money.  Mr. Moreton of Hopkinton here to Settle our Leather Account.

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May 2, 1782

1782 May 2 (Thursday).  I was in Expectation of Mr. D. Grosvenor to preach my Lecture but he did not come.  I was obliged to preach my Self.  It was on Mat. 26.48.  Few at Meeting.  May God graciously accept … Continue reading

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May 3, 1782

1782 May 3 (Friday).  Jejun.  Mrs. P________ is so afflicted with Head-Ach that she can’t go to Ashburnham, as She proposed.  Applys Blister and Pultice.

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May 4, 1782

1782 May 4 (Saturday).  Capt. Clapp of Northampton (according to a Letter from Elias to his Brothers Breck and Brigham) Calls here to take an Horse and lead up to Northampton, that Elias may come home.  Saddle Bags are sent … Continue reading

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May 5, 1782

1782 May 5 (Sunday).  Preached (as I could) the Substance of the latter Sermon on 1 Cor. 11.20, last Clause, “This is not to eat the Lords supper.”  I administered the Lord’s Supper.  Neither Squire Baker, nor Mr. D. Adams … Continue reading

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May 6, 1782

1782 May 6 (Monday).  Mr. Brigham setts out for Boston.  Mr. Eliakim Morse here and dines with us; and was glad to receive him.  Towards Evening came in Breck, introducing to my great Surprize, my Son Ebenezer, from Crom Pond … Continue reading

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May 7, 1782

1782 May 7 (Tuesday).  P.M. Col. Cyprian How and Col. Blackden were here, and gave me an Account of the Robbery at Marlborough between last Saturday night and Sabbath morning at Col. Blackdens store.  N.B. Among Suspected Person who were … Continue reading

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May 8, 1782

1782 May 8 (Wednesday).  Mr. John Holland (now of North Shrewsbury) came in to See me.  My Son tarrys with me.  He gives me distinct Account of his dwelling at Crom-Pond, at Rev. Mr. Samuel Sackett’s, the aged Minister in … Continue reading

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May 9, 1782

1782 May 9 (Thursday).  Mr. Merriam of Ashburnham (Hatter) here, and dines with us.  I wrote to Mr. Cushing about Ebenezers Affairs (his Bond to Squire Culwell at Barre especially) and forwarding (if I can) his going with Ebenezer (when … Continue reading

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May 10, 1782

1782 May 10 (Friday).  Ebenezer is still with us and ingeniously mends my wooden Case for my Watch.

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May 11, 1782

1782 May 11 (Saturday).  I endeavour to prepare sermon, which I have heretofore begun — but am not able to accomplish it, by reason of the impairs of my sight.

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May 12, 1782

1782 May 12 (Sunday).  I chose to preach a. and p.m. on Rom. 3.24.  Cousin Maynard dines at Brecks.  At Eve Mr. Brigham read Flavels Fountain of Life, sermon 37.  May God forgive what has been amiss and bless His … Continue reading

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May 13, 1782

1782 May 13 (Monday).  It proves a very wet season; but Sundry of our Younger Folks ride up to Shrewsbury.  My son Ebenezer goes with Miss Mindwell Brigham and her Brother Josiah. Miss Mindwell consults Mr. Sumner in her Trouble … Continue reading

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May 14, 1782

1782 May 14 (Tuesday).  I rode to Squire Bakers about my Cattle’s Summering; that is, when they must go.  Went round to the sawmill.  Was at Mr. John Maynards and Newtons.  At Old Mr. Pratts and Thaddeus Warrins.  Mr. Joseph … Continue reading

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May 15, 1782

1782 May 15 (Wednesday).  Ebenezer and I break fast at Brecks.  Miss Mindwell Brigham still with us.  The Return which Mr. Brigham has made from Squire Colwell, gives Ebenezer Some Satisfaction, by the Lenity he manifests.  N.B. The Neighbourhood are … Continue reading

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May 16, 1782

1782 May 16 (Thursday).  This Morning, after a Stormy, wet and dark Night, she is discovered at Mr. Fessendens.  Breck goes to Worcester for the News papers: But The Stormy, wet, dark Weather continues from Day to Day: Yet Good … Continue reading

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May 17, 1782

1782 May 17 (Friday).  Town Meeting to choose a Representative.  Lt. Hananiah Parker is elected.

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May 18, 1782

1782 May 18 (Saturday).  My Son Ebenezer leaves us to go to Ashburnham.  I sent a Letter by him to Mr. Cushing concerning him, and concerning Mr. Sanford.  Have heard that Deacon Hawes is promoted to be a Justice of … Continue reading

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May 19, 1782

1782 May 19 (Sunday).  Preached a. and p.m. on Rom. 3.24, and finished on that Subject.  Mrs. Maynard dined with us.  I publickly mentioned the Desire of the Singers and others, to begin the Publick Worship with Singing: and prayed … Continue reading

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May 20, 1782

1782 May 20 (Monday).  Polly Scott is ill here, and has a Fitt about noon, and another nigh Night.  Dr. Hawes visits her.  Her Father and Mother came.  They watch with her.

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May 21, 1782

1782 May 21 (Tuesday).  I wrote to Mr. Quincy.  A Letter came from Elias at Northampton, dated the 7th.  Polly has another Fitt.  P.M. Elias himself came from Northampton but last from Brookfield.  With him came Mr. [blank] Kingsley of … Continue reading

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May 22, 1782

1782 May 22 (Wednesday).  Mr. Kingsley and Daughter go on their Journey.  Mr. Brigham goes to Boston.  Mr. Samuel Noyce carrys my Hatt to Watertown.  Mr. William More, an Acquaintance of Elias’s came, has two notable Horses — Lodges here.  … Continue reading

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May 23, 1782

1782 May 23 (Thursday).  Polly Scott remains in a Weak, afflicted Condition.  Kept her Bed chiefly — has another Fit this forenoon.  Mr. Moore goes away with his Horses.  Mr. Scott to see his Daughter.  P.M. attend the Burial of … Continue reading

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May 24, 1782

1782 May 24 (Friday).  The People flock together to Capt. Jonas Brighams, to finish the Raising of the Barn, which was broke off by the Sad Accident above mentioned. This Addition to the former Barn makes the whole Barn about … Continue reading

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May 25, 1782

1782 May 25 (Saturday).  Reviewing Discourses which with Corrections, Alterations and Additions may be fit for Use again.

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May 26, 1782

1782 May 26 (Sunday).  Preached a. and p.m. on 2 Chron. 15.2.  Which may God bless to us all for our saving Benefit!  Miss Polly Howard dined here.  Mr. Brigham at Evening read the latter part of Mr. Flavells Sermon … Continue reading

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May 27, 1782

1782 May 27 (Monday).  Dr. Hall of Sutton, going to Boston, calls here.

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May 28, 1782

1782 May 28 (Tuesday).  Mr. Cushing and his son Henry came this Morning from Mr. Whitneys (yesterday from Ashburnham).  He leaves Henry here and proceeds to Southborough.  Mr. Brigham and Elias after Dinner (1/2 after 2 p.m.) Sat out for … Continue reading

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May 29, 1782

1782 May 29 (Wednesday).  May God be with His people this Day in the Exercise of their invaluable Libertys; and with his Servant Adams in his Preaching the Election Sermon, and grant an happy Event!  Breck is moving the Stables, … Continue reading

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May 30, 1782

1782 May 30 (Thursday).  Mr. Alexander Parkman Davis made me a Visit — lodged here, as did Miss Patty Fish and Miss Polly Howard.

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May 31, 1782

1782 May 31 (Friday).  My Kinsman Davis left us.  Mrs. Lydia Morse was here with her Relation.  Dr. Hall returning from Boston calls here.  I talk with him about Mr. Sanford.  Says that Mr. Sanford is of Opinion that is … Continue reading

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