Monthly Archives: May 1726

May 1, 1726

1726 May 1 (Sunday).  I preach’d on James 1.21 a. and p.m.  I receiv’d Asher Rice[1] into our Communion.  N.B. Captain Fay offer’d to Say Something concerning the Congregations tarrying to Such admissions, but having given Sufficient Notice in my … Continue reading

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May 2, 1726

1726 May 2 (Monday).  I read Miscellaneously.  Robert Plough’d part of the Day.  Put up some Fence in 1st part.

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May 3, 1726

1726 May 3 (Tuesday).  Mr. Breck came to see me.  Robert plough’d again till towards night, when (after I had been with Mr. Breck to Mr. S. Maynards) I rode with Mr. Breck to Shrewsbury where we lodg’d.

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May 4, 1726

1726 May 4 (Wednesday).  We walk’d to Mr. Cushing’s house and thence to Mr. Smith’s[1] (who kept our Horses last night) where we [were] decently Entertained.  We returned to Mr. Wards[2] to Dinner after which Both Mr. Breck and Mr. … Continue reading

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May 5, 1726

1726 May 5 (Thursday).  Finished his Ploughing.

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May 6, 7, 1726

1726 May 6, 7 (Friday, Saturday).  He planted Indian Corn, But I confined myself, and for want of Some inspection it was so furrow’d I could have been Glad to have had it to have done again.

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May 8, 1726

1726 May 8 (Sunday).  I preach’d upon James 1.21, a.m., and on Phil. 3.13, p.m.  I baptized Neighbor Prat[1] Junior his Daughter Betty.[2] [1]John Pratt. [2]Born May 8, 1726.

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May 9, 1726

1726 May 9 (Monday).  I rode (with my Wife) to See Mr. Thomas Newton[1] for whom (and for the widow Record Ward[2]) Prayers were Yesterday publickly Desir’d.  We were in also at John Pratt Juniors and p.m. at Neighbor Josiah … Continue reading

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May 10, 11, 1726

1726 May 10, 11 (Tuesday, Wednesday).  Robert got Rails.  I began my Sermon.

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May 12, 1726

1726 May 12 (Thursday).  Captain Fay came to our house.  I fell upon a Discourse about his Speaking in the church as above mentioned, without Notice given Me concerning it, etc., etc.  Mr. Cushing came to see Me.

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May 13, 14, 1726

1726 May 13, 14 (Friday, Saturday).  I was Strictly Engag’d upon My Subject.

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May 15, 1726

1726 May 15 (Sunday).  We were Entertain’d upon Phil. 3.13.14, a. and p.m.  The widow Ward died.

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May 16, 1726

1726 May 16 (Monday).  Robert Went to Work at Mr. Oliver Wards, whose Mother, Record Ward was this Day Buried.  I was at the funerall all 4[?] p.m., and then My Wife and Child I carried with me to Mr. … Continue reading

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May 17, 1726

1726 May 17 (Tuesday).  We rode to Cambridge.  Call’d at my wives Uncles about 3 p.m.  Convers’d and refresh’d and went to her Father’s.[1]  Here we lodg’d.  I was not well after Evening prayer in the Family. [1]Samuel Champney of … Continue reading

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May 18, 1726

1726 May 18 (Wednesday).  I rode to Boston.  My Mother not well.  My Brother John Tyley[1] return’d from Honduras, having been taken by Ned Low the Pirate.  Towards Evening I went back to Charlston for my Horse at Boylstons,[2] where … Continue reading

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May 19, 1726

1726 May 19 (Thursday).  In the Morning I got on my Journey home.  I lit of one [blank] of Lancaster who behaved himself very handsomely and bore my Expenses of Eating and Drinking and oats at the Tavern.  I stop’d … Continue reading

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May 20, 21, 1726

1726 May 20, 21 (Friday, Saturday).  Strictly Employ’d in My Preparations.  My Lip broke out and was very troublesome.  Captain Ward here about Robert.  Robert came from Mr. Oliver Wards.

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May 22, 1726

1726 May 22 (Sunday).  I preach’d all Day upon Prov. 3.6.  Mr. Willard[1] of Hassenimisco’s Child Hannah[2] was baptized. [1]Major Joseph Willard went to live at Hassenemisco, an Indian village, in 1717.  He was a founder of the town of … Continue reading

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May 23, 1726

1726 May 23 (Monday).  In the morning about 7 or 8 I set out for Cambridge.  I call’d at Neighbor Thurstons,[1] he being agoing out waited for his Horse.  I tarried an hour and half and then went away without … Continue reading

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May 25, 1726

1726 May 25 (Wednesday).  Mr. Thatcher[1] preach’d an Excellent Sermon from those words Psalm 77.20 “Thou leddest thy People like a Flock by the Hand of Moses and Aaron.”  But I was much interrupted by a Lip full of anguish … Continue reading

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May 26, 1726

1726 May 26 (Thursday).  I was at the Convention (at Mr. Sewalls[1]).  Mr. William Williams[2] of Hatfield preach’d.  After it we din’d at Holmes’s.  Much Discourse of a true Representation of the affair of the Synod Concerted last year.  Dr. … Continue reading

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March 27, 1726

1726 May 27 (Friday).  Mr. Coffin and Mr. Lee came in just before we Left Home.  The Last walked with me to the Ferry.  My wife was very Timerous.  I waited for one Boat after another before we ventur’d.  It … Continue reading

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May 28, 1726

1726 May 28 (Saturday).  We Rested.  Brother returned home.

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May 29, 1726

1726 May 29 (Sunday).  Early in the morning I rode to Hopkinton, met Mr. Barrett a little on this Side his house.  I preach’d all Day from Acts 24.16.  Mrs. Barrett did not make a Dining.  I waited for Mr. … Continue reading

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May 30, 1726

1726 May 30 (Monday).  I returned home.  Robert began to weed the Corn.  He had Mr. Oliver Wards Rocket and Horse to assist him.  I read Bradleys General Treatise on Husbandry and Gardening and Extracted Observations.

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May 31, 1726

1726 May 31 (Tuesday).  I read Dr. Cotton Mathers Ratio Discipline Fratrum Nov. Anglorum,[1] a Book which I have long wish’d for, or something of this Kind.  I apprehend there was great need of the Publication here of [it] and … Continue reading

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