Monthly Archives: March 1726

March 1, 1726

1726 March 1 (Tuesday).  Mrs. Whood and her Son with a Sled came and fetch’d away their Hay out of my Barn.

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March 2, 1726

1726 March 2 (Wednesday).  Mr. Cushing came to see us, and Mr. Woods of Marlborough was here at the same time.  A Swine (given us by Mr. Holloway[1]) kill’d for us by Neighbor Clark and David Maynard.  Mr. Cushing Lodg’d … Continue reading

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March 4, 1726

1726 March 4 (Friday).  He Returned Home.  I in part prepar’d a Sermon.

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March 5, 1726

1726 March 5 (Saturday).  I went on with my preparation till Noon, when I rode to Shrewsbury, and Mr. Cushing rode back my Horse to Westborough.

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March 6, 1726

1726 March 6 (Sunday).  I preach’d at Shrewsbury upon John 12.26 a.m. and p.m.  Captain Keyes[1] over to see Me. [1]John Keyes of Shrewsbury.  Ward, Shrewsbury, pp. 340-341.

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March 7, 1726

1726 March 7 (Monday).  Mr. Cushing came in the morning to Me.  We went over to Mr. Keyes’s, where we had a strange Report about Mr. Breck’s going to Merchant Wood’s.  Old Mr. Joslin[1] of Marlborough, a very grave and … Continue reading

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March 8, 1726

1726 March 8 (Tuesday).  Mr. Williams of Marlborough here to ask me to preach Mr. Brecks Lecture next Thursday.

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March 9, 1726

1726 March 9 (Wednesday).  I went to Captain Byle’s and to Mr. Brighams to see his dau’ter in Law who continues Sick.  At her Desire I pray’d with her.  Mr. Brigham came home with me to prune my Trees.  I … Continue reading

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March 10, 1726

1726 March 10 (Thursday).  This morning, though not very good weather, I went to Marlborough to Lecture, But Mr. Cushing both pray’d and preach’d notwithstanding I was sent to, for I was not very well and I was glad I … Continue reading

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March 11, 1726

1726 March 11 (Friday).  Captain Brigham[1] came in and gave us all an Invitation to Dinner with his Troop the last Tuesday of this Month.  When we had din’d we left Mr. Brecks.  I return’d home by way of Deacon … Continue reading

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March 13, 1726

1726 March 13 (Sunday).  My Text this Day was Math. 6.6.

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March 14, 15, 1726

1726 March 14, 15 (Monday, Tuesday).  There is Need of again and again Remarking the Extream Difficulty and Distresses of People For themselves and their Beasts for want of Both Corn and Hay.

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March 16, 1726

1726 March 16 (Wednesday).  I was abroad at Mr. Increase Wards, Captain Fays,[1] etc., about my Spring Business, to hire Labourers, and make Enquiry after a Man to Live with me. [1]John Fay of Westborough.

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March 17, 18, 19, 1726

1726 March 17, 18, 19 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday).  I further pursu’d my Subject of Secret worship and accordingly

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March 20, 1726

1726 March 20 (Sunday).  I preach’d on the same Text as Last Sabbath.  Jason Badcock an illegitimate born Child presented by Mr. Joseph Wheeler was Baptiz’d.  That I might warrant this practice by Suitable Defence thereof I consulted our gravest … Continue reading

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March 21, 22, 23, 1726

1726 March 21, 22, 23 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday).  I made it my Business to Enquire into the State of the Land and to Study the Causes of the Divine Judgement and what God is Demanding of Us by his Severe … Continue reading

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March 24, 1726

1726 March 24 (Thursday).  A Publick Fast.  My Text was Jas. 12.4, a.m. and p.m.  I Labour’d hard.  When Exercises were over my mind was possess’d with it that God would be favourable to us this Year Ensuing.

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March 25, 26, 1726

1726 March 25, 26 (Friday, Saturday).  Very Strictly Engag’d in my Preparations.

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March 27, 1726

1726 March 27 (Sunday).  I preach’d upon Ps. 25.11.

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March 28, 1726

1726 March 28 (Monday).  About This Time Neighbor Green[1] was urgent with me to sell him part of my Land. [1]John Green.

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March 29, 1726

1726 March 29 (Tuesday).  Mr. Rice Sundry Times visited me upon account of his Mare.  Mr. John Pratt with me about my Meadows, etc.

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March 30, 1726

1726 March 30 (Wednesday).  No whither can one turn but the Calamity of the times are felt, Everyone Complaining and Lamenting.  My Neighbor Clark though a foreigner I could not but Commiserate, and I actually did put forth Myself to … Continue reading

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March 31, 1726

1726 March 31 (Thursday).  I rode down to Captain Wards to Engage Robert Henry to Live with me and I did so and Silence Bartlet, one for 23 t’other for 8 pounds per Year.

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