1736 January 8 (Thursday). …and Sanctifie his sickness to him, and to all our Youth; that both the Word and Providences of God may be very awakening to them — nay unto all!! Upon these Heads our publick Prayers were very fervent and importunate. It was full upon my mind, what a singular favour it … Continue reading “January 8, 1736”
1736 January 9 (Friday). Bright, Cold Morning. I visited Stephen Maynard, whom instead of finding a Corps, as was most generally Expected, I perceived was the most strangely altered for the better — his Swelling gone down, his breathing Easy, his Fever low, had Slept well, and the Doctor said he began to Mend while … Continue reading “January 9, 1736”
1736 January 10 (Saturday). Fine, bright, moderate Weather. Mr. Eliezer How of Marlborough here to take Counsel respecting his joining to the Church. Mr. Stephen Fay’s Wife also here upon a like account. At Eve Mr. Caleb Rice of Marlborough here. Eleazer How of Marlborough also met with Parkman on June 9 and was admitted … Continue reading “January 10, 1736”
1736 January 11 (Sunday). Mr. Rice preached a.m. on Ps. 19.11, p.m. on Heb. 2.3. Ebenezer not very well, but was at meeting p.m. At Eve he was somewhat aguish. Ebenezer, oldest son of Ebenezer and Mary (Champney) Parkman, b. Aug. 20, 1727 (WVR, 82).
1736 January 12 (Monday). Ebenezer ill about Day-break. Continues much indisposed with a Fever and Cough. Mr. Thomas Brighamcame to ask me to the Funeral of Mr. Jabez Rice’s infant Child. Mr. Caleb Rice rode down there with us. But I rode but little way with the people, I returned because of my son’s illness. … Continue reading “January 12, 1736”
1736 January 13 (Tuesday). Ebenezer worse with his Fever and Cough: but it was a storm of Rain and I had great interruption by variety of Bus’ness — it being Town Meeting Day, and many persons here by which I was hindered until night.
1736 January 14 (Wednesday). I rode to Marlborough to Dr. Gott’s but he was gone to Sudbury. Dined at Coll. Woods. Mr. Rice and Mr. Richardson (preacher at Marlborough) came to the Colonel’s. They rode to Mr. Stone’s, I rode to Dr. Matthews — but could not git him to go up. I returned finding … Continue reading “January 14, 1736”
1736 January 15 (Thursday). I Sent David Bavrick to Dr. Gott, early in the morning But he could not come up to us: but sent some Remedys. P.M. Dr. Matthews came to see Ebenezer who was very bad with both Cough and Fever. N.B. Preces and Lacrymae— towards night he was much Easier and better. … Continue reading “January 15, 1736”
1736 January 16 (Friday). Ebenezer continues very ill — but his Fever is abated although his Cough is still continual. Fine pleasant Weather. Dr. Gott visited us — fills us with Hopes. Sister Hicks watched. Parkman’s sister-in-law, Rebecca Champney, dau. of Samuel and Hannah Champney Hicks, b. Oct. 8, 1703 (CVR, 1:128), mar. John Hicks, … Continue reading “January 16, 1736”
1736 January 17 (Saturday). Ebenezer took Physick and it worked kindly; but made him very Weak and faint. The weather very fine. Neighbour Hows youngest Son Sick. I Sat up till Twelve, and Deborah rose and Sat up the remainder of the Night. Probably Daniel, b. Oct. 14, 1725, son of Hezekiah and Elizabeth How … Continue reading “January 17, 1736”
1736 January 18 (Sunday). I preached on Act. 1.7. God grant us the Grace of Humility, Watchfulness and Diligence, of Fervency also and Prayerfullness, that we may be ready for our Lords Summons, since we know not when the Time will be! Mr. Joseph Green dined with us. Ebenezer better still. Acts 1.7, “And he … Continue reading “January 18, 1736”
1736 January 19 (Monday). Rainy — but not Cold. Almost all the Family indisposed — especially Lucy— but Ebenezer So lively as to be about the Room currently — the Glory be to God our Healer! At Eve Mr. Bradish, Lieut. Baker, Brother Hicks and Mr. Townsend here, upon the Affair of their Dissatisfaction with … Continue reading “January 19, 1736”
1736 January 20 (Tuesday). I rose before Day on Account of little Lucy and rode to Marlborough but Dr. Gott not at home, nor to be seen till noon. I was at Mr. Hoveys (Schoolmaster) and at Mr. Brown’s (a White Smith) to get my Desk [illegible]ey mended. Dined with Master Hovey. Visited Madam Breck. … Continue reading “January 20, 1736”
1736 January 21 (Wednesday). A sick House — Lucy very bad and my Wife taken very ill of a fever. Mr. N. Stone visited me. Dr. Gott here. My wife took a vomit. Jotham Maynard very kind, in taking Care of the Creatures, Errands etc. <Two words crossed out.> Jotham Maynard, b. May 29, 1714, … Continue reading “January 21, 1736”
1736 January 22 (Thursday). Capt. Eager with his Team and Neighbour Nathaniel Oake and his Team, Neighbour Ephraim Allen, Jacob Rice, Caruth, Russel, Jesse Brigham, Thomas Goodenow and Jonathan Flagg here and got me to the Door 19 Load of wood. It was a valuable Kindness nor is it any ways to be thought light … Continue reading “January 22, 1736”
1736 January 23 (Friday). A Melancholly House! My Wife has a Strong burning — and particularly Pluretic Fever, and Lucy very low, in great Danger. Her pluretic Fever Strong, Cough Straining and in general exceeding weak and Distressed — but Thomme a little more Comfortable and got up to Day, though not yesterday. Dr. Gott … Continue reading “January 23, 1736”
1736 January 24 (Saturday). My Wife very ill, by means of her being so exceedingly exposed last night with the Child — Fever upon her very bad — grows worse — p.m. sent David Baverick to Cambridge to inform our Relations <there?>, of my wife’s illness and of Brother Hicks’s Daughter Ruth’s, who was sick … Continue reading “January 24, 1736”
1736 January 25 (Sunday). In the Morning Dr. Gott came up to see my Wife. She was considerably easier, cooler and better. I could not go to Meeting, a.m. I sent Dr. Colmans Parable of the Ten Virgins, and directed to the Sermon on v. 6, which was read. P.M. I was more composed and … Continue reading “January 25, 1736”
1736 January 26 (Monday). My Wife grows very restless again; Fever comes on. Ensign Maynard to Dr. Gott, and brought him up. She grew very bad. Sister Ruth came up. Mrs. Furbush went home. The Doctor staid all night. Sister Ruth and I sat up to Watch. My wife was much put to it to … Continue reading “January 26, 1736”
1736 January 27 (Tuesday). The Doctor went home. My Wife a pritty comfortable Day. Hopes bloom that she will recover, by Divine Favour. Mr. Cushing visited us and prayed with us. Jemima Lee watched with my wife, and Deborah with the Child in the Cradle. Mrs. Parkman slept very sound and Seemingly very Comfortable — … Continue reading “January 27, 1736”
1736 January 28 (Wednesday). I can’t but be of Opinion that my Wife’s Fever has regular Intermissions, for now it comes on again, and with considerable Force, but relying upon the Doctor’s Judgment I sent to him for Drugs and sent her Water; but did not Send for him to come up, tho’ I repented … Continue reading “January 28, 1736”
1736 January 29 (Thursday). When the Fever came upon her so violently (as abovesaid) her Breath grew extreamly and extraordinary quick, and her heart beat wonderfully — at length one Breath (through extream quickness) was confounded into another, and that brought on her dying agonys; which were very bitter and dreadfull — in these she … Continue reading “January 29, 1736”
1736 January 30 (Friday). Capt. Warrin extraordinary kind and helpfull. Mr. Rogers and his wife here at Eve. Neighbours took Care of Wood — Barn — etc. Neighbour Maynard here. Daniel Warrin was listed by Parkman among the “first Inhabitants of Westborough. (WCR, flyleaf). William and Mercy Rogers, Parkman’s neighbors.
1736 January 31 (Saturday). Capt. Warrin, Capt. Eager, etc. here. Mr. Abijah Bruce and his wife here. Being that Mr. Prentice of Lancaster sends word that he can’t preach tomorrow Neighbour Bruce offered to go over to Hopkinton, which he did to entreat Mr. Barretts help on the approaching Sabbath, but still it was ineffectuall. … Continue reading “January 31, 1736”
1736 February 1 (Sunday). No body to preach to us upon this dark and Sorrowfull Day. I know not how to undertake any thing — but God called for it. Weeping must not hinder sowing. And I went forth with some old preparation and repeated my sermon on Heb. 12.5. It was observable how God … Continue reading “February 1, 1736”
1736 February 2 (Monday). In the Morning I very much dreaded the work of this Day. I feared I Should discover and publish my Infirmitys in open Indecencys. I endeavoured therefore to beware, and to set my Self beforehand. The Ministers I sent to, came; and of their Wives Madam Cushing and Madam Prentice of … Continue reading “February 2, 1736”
1736 February 3 (Tuesday). This Morning All my Relations (except Sister Ruth) left me, to return to their respective Homes — but I would humbly trust that the omnipresent and allsufficient God Stays with me. N.B. Ensign Maynard Singularly Friendly all along, and continues so. P.M. Mr. William Wait of Sutton here; he acquaints me … Continue reading “February 3, 1736”
1736 February 4 (Wednesday). I was as far as old Mr. Wards a.m. P.M. at old Mrs. Waits Funeral. N.B. old Mr. Forbush’s and his Wife’s and Capt. Forbush’s Sympathy. Sent to Mr. Barrett, by [El:?] Ward, in vain.
1736 February 5 (Thursday). Silas Pratt (a Lad) came to be with me a few Days. Mr. Prentice of Grafton (very kindly and on purpose to Comfort me) made me a brotherly visit. In the Evening Mr. Noah Rice’s Wife here in order to joining with the Church. Noah Rice mar. Hannah Warren of Watertown, … Continue reading “February 5, 1736”
1736 February 6 (Friday). Lieut. Baker (who had not been to See me in my sorrows till now) visited Me.
1736 February 7 (Saturday). Capt. Eager had done some Errands for me at Boston, and now brought the Return.
1736 February 8 (Sunday). I had no body to preach for me. I prepar’d what I could in the middst of the broken, heavy Thoughts of the Week — and I preached on Ezek. 24.16. My Daughter Molly had been much troubled with an Ague in her Face, her Teeth and Ear; but is better. … Continue reading “February 8, 1736”
1736 February 9 (Monday). Silas Pratt went away, and Solomon Baker came. A Cold Day after a Season of Considerable moderate Weather. Solomon Baker, son of Edward and Persis (Brigham) Baker, b. Jan. 3, 1724 or 1725 (WVR, 12.
1736 February 10 (Tuesday). Samuel Baker came instead of his Brother Solomon. Lieut. Holloway and Neighbour Dantforth here. A very Moderate pleasant Day. Samuel Baker, son of Edward and Persis (Brigham) Baker, b. Aug. 27, 1722 (WVR 12). John Danforth had “own’d the Covenant at Billerica and Submitted to the Discipline of this Church”; his … Continue reading “February 10, 1736”
1736 February 11 (Wednesday). Storm of Snow. Yet Samuel Bumso (Indian) being very ill of a Fever, I went to See him, at the house of Mr. James Fay. I was at Mr. Josiah Newtons in the Eve. Reckoned with him. N.B. he Considered how heavy it was at this Time upon his Pastor (to … Continue reading “February 11, 1736”