January 10, 1736

1736 January 10 (Saturday).  Fine, bright, moderate Weather.  Mr. Eliezer How[1] of Marlborough here to take Counsel respecting his joining to the Church.  Mr. Stephen Fay’s Wife[2] also here upon a like account.  At Eve Mr. Caleb Rice[3] of Marlborough here. [1]Eleazer How of Marlborough also met with Parkman on June 9 and was admitted … Continue reading “January 10, 1736”

January 16, 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[1] watched. [1]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”

January 29, 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”

January 31, 1736

1736 January 31 (Saturday).  Capt. Warrin, Capt. Eager, etc. here.  Mr. Abijah Bruce[1] and his wife[2] here.  Being that Mr. Prentice[3] 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[4] help on the approaching Sabbath, but still it was ineffectuall.  … Continue reading “January 31, 1736”

February 10, 1736

1736 February 10 (Tuesday).  Samuel Baker[1] came instead of his Brother Solomon.  Lieut. Holloway and Neighbour Dantforth[2] here.  A very Moderate pleasant Day. [1]Samuel Baker, son of Edward and Persis (Brigham) Baker, b. Aug. 27, 1722 (WVR 12). [2]John Danforth had “own’d the Covenant at Billerica and Submitted to the Discipline of this Church”; his … Continue reading “February 10, 1736”