Monthly Archives: July 1726

July 1, 2, 1726

1726 July 1, 2 (Friday, Saturday).  Whatsoever I have done in the former part of the Week in Reading Either Commentarys or sermons upon my Subject, or collecting observations thereon, yet these Days I would spend in strictest Engagement in … Continue reading

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July 3, 1726

1726 July 3 (Sunday).  I preach’d a.m. on Eph. 5.16, p.m., on Jer. 4.14.

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July 4, 1726

1726 July 4 (Monday).  I rode away to Mr. Brecks,[1] who acquainted me with what was done last association.  Especially referring to Mr. McKinstrys[2] Cause, and Mr. Barretts[3] with Mr. How.  Thence I rode to Mr. Woods.  Thence to Mr. … Continue reading

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July 5, 1726

1726 July 5 (Tuesday).  I was about various Concerns but I was very faint and incapable of Business.  I was at Mather Byles’s[1] and he show’d me (at my Request) his Poem to Mr. Dowding on his Verses of Eternity, … Continue reading

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July 6, 1726

1726 July 6 (Wednesday).  Commencement.  I was much of a stranger at College, but my indispositions much prevented my making my Observations.  The Batchelours had their Degrees in the Meeting house in the Morning.  But there was so much rain … Continue reading

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July 7, 1726

1726 July 7 (Thursday).  In the Morn I found that Two Young Gentlemen had waited upon the forementioned Ladies but Despairing of Room in the House, never Enquir’d and roll’d into the Barn.  Yet one was Sir Clark[1] one of … Continue reading

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July 8, 1726

1726 July 8 (Friday).  About Ten (as I remember) I took horse for home, Mother Champney[1] being with me.  I was become much better and my Journey was Much Easier than I (fearfully) Expected it would be.  We came home … Continue reading

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July 9, 1726

1726 July 9 (Saturday).  Anyone will suppose me most strictly Engaged in My Study to Day.  My first Sermon I finished and Some part of my Second before I Slept.  I made addition both in the morning and at noon.

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July 10, 1726

1726 July 10 (Sunday).  I preach’d all Day upon Jer. 4.14.  My Wife was Taken with a shivering and Trembling while in the afternoon Exercise, but Showed nothing to me till I was come out of meeting, when She walked … Continue reading

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July 11, 1726

1726 July 11 (Monday).  I went out to see my Hay; Mr. Rice[1] came to see me and he with my own people (Two of them) got it into Cock.  The Boy, first with me and then the men, poled … Continue reading

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July 12, 1726

1726 July 12 (Tuesday).  My Wife Rode with me to Mr. Cushings whose arm Continues very Stiff and Troublesome.  Yet Patient Job was good Company.  What a favour of heaven to have the mind Stock’d with wise, with Divine Principles … Continue reading

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July 13, 1726

1726 July 13 (Wednesday).  I read Sundry Poeticall Pieces as the Temple of Death essay on the Spleen[?].  I pursued my Preparations.

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July 14, 1726

1726 July 14 (Thursday).  I was much taken up with Looking out for Labour about my Barley Harvest.  Isaac and Hezekiah Pratt[1] mow’d it in the first of the afternoon.  I was some time in Conversation at Neighbor Clarks with … Continue reading

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July 15, 1726

1726 July 15 (Friday).  My Wife Complaining of weakness.  Neighbor Maynard came to make up my Barley and get it in.  My Studys minded.

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July 16, 1726

1726 July 16 (Saturday).  My Barley Secur’d by Neighbor Maynard and his son.  Molly was much indispos’d and I sent Yesterday to Marlborough for Mrs. Williams but she was not there.  To Day I sent Hannah Peterson to her house, … Continue reading

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July 17, 1726

1726 July 17 (Sunday).  My Wife rose out of Bed but exceeding ill, bound together with her Excessive pains; came down; I’m afraid took Some Air at the Door; grew much worse.  I got her up Stairs in order to … Continue reading

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July 18, 1726

1726 July 18 (Monday).  Molly was further revived, and though she was very weak, yet she was all Day much more comfortable.  Mr. Barrett went away about 8 o’Clock.  Mrs. Maynard watch’d.

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July 19, 1726

1726 July 19 (Tuesday).  Molly grew worse by a vomiting flux; the Morning very grievous.  I sent Phinehas Hardy[1] to Mr. Barrett who sent us Some plaisters and more Tent.  She was somewhat better in the Afternoon; by various Applications … Continue reading

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July 20, 1726

1726 July 20 (Wednesday).  And this morning Joshua Misco[1] and his Squa howed my Corn.  I went in the Afternoon to seek Labourers.  At Peres Rice’s[2] was one Stearns[3] of Sutton, who was full of inconsistance about the Affairs of … Continue reading

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July 21, 1726

1726 July 21 (Thursday).  Asher Rice mow’d a part of the day.  Fitting weather.  The Indians finished my Corn and went off.

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July 23, 1726

1726 July 23 (Saturday).  Father Champney came up.

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July 24, 1726

1726 July 24 (Sunday).  I preach’d in the morn on Jer. 4.14.  Afternoon upon Prov. 29.1.  My wife recovering.

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July 25, 1726

1726 July 25 (Monday).  It was Father Champneys Design to have carryed Mother Home, yet She could not Safely leave her Daughter.  My Father made up my Hay.  I rak’d myself I suppose an hour.  And before noon he went … Continue reading

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July 26, 1726

1726 July 26 (Tuesday).  Mr. Bowman[1] came again to Mow for me.  Mr. Cushing here.  Bowman pol’d what Remained of my Hay.  Mr. Cushing returned home. [1]Probably James Bowman of Westborough.

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July 27, 1726

1726 July 27 (Wednesday).  I read Occasionall papers, Vol. 2.

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July 28, 1726

1726 July 28 (Thursday).  I preach’d a Lecture at Shrewsbury.  My Text was 1 Cor. 16.22.  I was with Captain Keyes[1] at his Sons who treated us with Brandy and Brandy punch.  I returned in the Evening.  Neighbor Clark reaping … Continue reading

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July 29, 1726

1726 July 29 (Friday).  William Clark reap’d half the Day and this finish’d my maslin.  Nothing obstructed my Diligent application to my Preparations.

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July 30, 1726

1726 July 30 (Saturday).  The frequent showers so Engaged Everyone about his Corn and Hay that it was no Easy matter to Obtain Help.  It was with great Difficulty I got Neighbor Clark and his son to Shock my grain, … Continue reading

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July 31, 1726

1726 July 31 (Sunday).  I preach’d a.m. and p.m. on Prov. 29.1.  I was very weary at noon, and I had the Toothach.  Neighbor Grove din’d with me.  At Night I was much more weary.  Our Repetitions were omitted.

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