Monthly Archives: August 1726

August 1, 1726

1726 August 1 (Monday).  I stir’d myself pritty much about my Hay, raking etc.  Just before Even I walk’d down to See Neighbor John Maynard who lay ill.  I pray’d with him.

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August 2, 1726

1726 August 2 (Tuesday).  Our Mother Champney with my Child rode to Cambridge, stopping only at Livermores.[1]  Got down about 5 p.m. though we set out at almost 10 a.m.  We had a comfortable Journey.  But we found sister Ruth … Continue reading

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August 3, 1726

1726 August 3 (Wednesday).  I rode to Boston.  Brother Samuel Parkman rode my Beast to Cambridge.  I was at Mr. Bakers,[1] Demings, Greens[2] and Boyce’s.[3] [1]Thomas Baker (Harvard 1724). [2]Probably the home of Parkman’s friend Joseph Green (Harvard 1720). [3]Samuel … Continue reading

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August 4, 1726

1726 August 4 (Thursday).  I bought Mr. Willard on the Catechism,[1] price 55 Shillings.  My appointment was to go back to Cambridge this morning and to proceed as far on my Journey as the Time would permit.  I sat tediously … Continue reading

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August 5, 1726

1726 August 5 (Friday).  Leaving Sister Ruth[1] very ill I rode as far as Captain Brintnalls[2] where I waited for his Son some time, but not coming I hasted to Marlborough.  I din’d at Mr. Woods.[3]  Was at Mr. Brecks[4] … Continue reading

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August 6, 1726

1726 August 6 (Saturday).  My Wife was better.  I rested myself, till Mr. Cushing came in the Afternoon.  I rode to Shrewsbury.  Very hot indeed all the last 3 dayes.

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August 7, 1726

1726 August 7 (Sunday).  I preach’d a.m. on Eccl. 11.8; p.m. on Rom. 1.20.  The Heat to Day also was very Tedious.  But after Exercises the Heavens grew Black and we had great Rains till Sunset when I rode Back … Continue reading

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August 8, 1726

1726 August 8 (Monday).  I went to see Mr. Maynard and then Mr. Rice and his Son with all which I pray’d.

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August 9, 1726

1726 August 9 (Tuesday).  I was Requested to Mr. Rice’s to assist him in settling his worldly Estate and Setting his house in order.  Here was his Brother Joshua Rice.[1]  I pray’d with him and his son. [1]A proprietor of … Continue reading

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August 10, 1726

1726 August 10 (Wednesday).  I was at Mr. Rices again to finish his Last will and testament.  Here was Captain Brigham[1] and Deacon Rice.[2]  I pray’d here again.  I call’d in to see Neighbor Maynard as I went home, and … Continue reading

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August 11, 1726

1726 August 11 (Thursday).  Another, one Nathanael Child, taken ill.

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August 12, 1726

1726 August 12 (Friday).  Finished my Preparations.  Very Sickly in Mendon and severall other Towns.  Phinehas Hardy mow’d in my Lot for himself.

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August 13, 1726

1726 August 13 (Saturday).  Very Rainy.  My wife not well.

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August 14, 1726

1726 August 14 (Sunday).  I preach’d all Day upon John 2.1.  Edward Baker was propounded to the Church.

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August 15, 1726

1726 August 15 (Monday).  I was sent for to Mr. Rices.  They apprehended him (according to his own phrase) near winding up.  When I came to him the Springs of Life were very weak and Low.  He could speak Yea … Continue reading

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August 16, ,1726

1726 August 16 (Tuesday).  In the Morning Prescot[1] a Young Scholar and my wife’s remote Kinsman came to See us, but tarried but an hour or Two.  Mr. Edmund Rice’s Funerall, after which I visited Nathaniel Child and Asher Rice … Continue reading

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August 17, 1726

1726 August 17 (Wednesday).  I prepar’d for my Lecture.  Phinehas and his Brother Daniel[1] mow’d for me to Day.  Captain Fay came and Two Sons (but one finding himself not well returned home) and with his Team and got in … Continue reading

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August 18, 1726

1726 August 18 (Thursday).  Captain Fay came again and Lieutenant Forbush to get up the Rest of my Hay.  Mr. Thomas Forbush[1] lent them his hand after Meeting.  I preach’d a Lecture from Rev. 22.20. [1]Selectman of Westborough.

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August 19, 20, 1726

1726 August 19, 20 (Friday, Saturday).  Having had Such avocations this week, no one can think me Idle these Two Dayes, seeing a Sacrament approaches.

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August 21, 1726

1726 August 21 (Sunday).  Sacrament Day.  I preach’d a.m. on Heb. 10.22.  Captain Willard,[1] Dr. Matthews,[2] Hezekiah Ward[3] and Mrs. Grove of Greenland communicated with us.  P.M. I preach’d upon 1 John 2.1.  Many Marlborough people, Mr. Breck I concluded … Continue reading

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August 22, 1726

1726 August 22 (Monday).  So many of my Friends absent I was very lonely.  I walk’d down to Neighbour Greens.[1]  I read miscellaneously.  I kill’d 8 Pidgeons (and how many more I know not) at a shot. [1]John Green of … Continue reading

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August 23, 1726

1726 August 23 (Tuesday).  In my lowly State I wrote a Letter to my wife which I never Design’d to Send.  I had great opportunity to Discourse with my Maid servant of things of an Everlasting Importance.  I improv’d it … Continue reading

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August 24, 1726

1726 August 24 (Wednesday).  Phinehas Hardy went to Boston.  I wrote diverse letters.  Several:  to my Father, Deacon Henchman.  I was at Lieutenant Forbushes.[1] [1]Lieutenant Samuel Forbush of Westborough.

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August 25, 1726

1726 August 25 (Thursday).  I read various things.  Very Impatient Except when I was immers’d in Thought.  I went down to Lieutenant’s again expecting the Young Man, but he came not.  Neighbor Clark with me in my Return home.

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August 26, 1726

1726 August 26 (Friday).  I receiv’d from Boston.  Mr. Willard on the Catechism brought up to me.

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August 27, 1726

1726 August 27 (Saturday).  I have been finely at Liberty this Week for my Preparations.  Yet not finish’d till within Night sometime.

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August 28, 1726

1726 August 28 (Sunday).  I preach’d again upon 1 John 2.1, a. and p.m. I was much wearied at noon, and very unactive.  Aged Mrs. Holloway[1] was Suddenly taken ill this morning.  At Midnight Mr. Holloway came to me and … Continue reading

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August 29, 1726

1726 August 29 (Monday).  About 4 o’Clock I went up and went to Bed.  I return’d home about nine.  I sent for Mr. Oliver Ward’s Horse and about 11 Rode away for Cambridge.  It was past one when I left … Continue reading

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August 30, 1726

1726 August 30 (Tuesday).  Brother Champney[1] with us.  We set out near Night, and without stopping at any Tavern we came to Westborough presently after sun-down. [1]Samuel Champney, Jr.

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August 31, 1726

1726 August 31 (Wednesday).  My Corn Stalks were Cut (in part).  My Child not well, she now breading her Eye Teeth.  I have had very Sensible Perception of the Truth of the Apostles Saying 1 Cor. 7.31.  The Fashion of … Continue reading

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