Monthly Archives: February 1727

February 1, 1727

1727 February 1 (Wednesday).  Mr. Willard and his Kinsman, the Chearful Captain[1] came while we were at an Excellent Dinner on Roast Turkey, etc., at Mr. Brecks.  Near Sundown I was very Eager and Earnest to come home.  Mr. Breck … Continue reading

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February 2, 1727

1727 February 2 (Thursday).  In the morning Jonathan How came and invited us to a fish dinner.  Accordingly we all went up to his house and Din’d with him on Haddock.  Here his Brother Hezekiah[1] of Westborough happen’d very Lukily, … Continue reading

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February 3, 1727

1727 February 3 (Friday).  Messrs. Willards went to Stoney Brook, while I confin’d my Self in my Studys as also

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February 4, 1727

1727 February 4 (Saturday).  This Day.  It was exceeding Stormy and Snow’d hard.

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February 5, 1727

1727 February 5 (Sunday).  I preach’d on Heb. 3.14, both fore and afternoon.  The hard weather allow’d me but a small Congregation.

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February 6, 1727

1727 February 6 (Monday).  My Brethren Elias and Samuel[1] came (with Lieutenant Samuell How of Framingham their Conductor) to See us. [1]Elias and Samuel Parkman of Boston.

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February 7, 1727

1727 February 7 (Tuesday).  Mr. How went home after Dinner.  My Brethren acquainted me that my Sister Susanna[1] had been Twice publish’d to Captain Josiah Willard of Salem.  A cold Season. [1]Susanna Parkman of Boston.

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February 8, 1727

1727 February 8 (Wednesday).  It being Somewhat warmer, my Brethren went away for Boston.  Towards night came the Willards and lodg’d with us.

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February 9, 1727

1727 February 9 (Thursday).  Mr. Willard preach’d my Lecture from Prov. 27.1.  I beseach God to grant this Young Gentlemans Endeavours may [be] [illegible] and accepted.  He has undertaken for nine Sabbaths at Stoney Brook and I pray his Labours … Continue reading

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February 10, 1727

1727 February 10 (Friday).  My Heart is so backward I fear my Preparation for the Sacrament Approaching will be none of the Best.  I find all my Sufficiency must be of God.

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February 11, 1727

1727 February 11 (Saturday).  It was Violently Stormy, Blustering Cold Snow, Extream Tedious and Difficult.  The Snow Deep.

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February 12, 1727

1727 February 12 (Sunday).  I was much afraid the Sacrament must have been put by, and Captain Fay[1] mention’d its being So; but provision being made and a Very Considerable number of Communicants present I proceeded though truly it was … Continue reading

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February 13, 1727

1727 February 13 (Monday).  I began to Read the Synopsis Criticism[1] on the New Testament for a Morning Exercise.  Captain Willard call’d here. [1]This may have been Synopsis Criticorum aliorumque S. Scripturae Interpretum, 1678.

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February 14, 15, 1727

1727 February 14, 15  (Tuesday, Wednesday).  I read miscellaneously.  Chiefly Mr. Willard[1] on the 5th and 7th Commandments and the Art of Speaking. [1]Reverend Samuel Willard (1640-1707), vice-president of Harvard College.

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February 16, 1727

1727 February 16 (Thursday).  I was Employ’d on my Subject as This is my Business and Employment, and such an one as calls for great Constancy and patience.  So God grant I may So continue in it as in some … Continue reading

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February 17, 1727

1727 February 17 (Friday).  Mr. Cushing came to see Me.  I would fain reap Some Benefit of Every Such Conversation.

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February 18, 1727

1727 February 18 (Saturday).  I was taken up with my preparations.

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February 19, 1727

1727 February 19 (Sunday).  I preach’d upon Heb. 3.13 a. and p.m.

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February 20, 21, 1727

1727 February 20, 21 (Monday, Tuesday).  I early (in the Week) began my Studies for my Sermons.  I conceive many advantages would accrue by it, and I’m Sure not a few Disadvantages would be avoided by it.

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February 22, 23, 24, 1727

1727 February 22, 23, 24 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).  Mr. Ball (Junior) cut wood for me.  I could make but Slow progress in my Business because of my Affliction by the Toothach.

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February 25, 1727

1727 February 25 (Saturday).  My Toothach continues; but I finish’d my sermons (to a very small matter) by almost an hour before Sunset, when Mr. Cushing came and requested me to go to Shrewsbury.  But my indisposition Oblig’d me to … Continue reading

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February 26, 1727

1727 February 26 (Sunday).  In the morning I rode to Shrewsbury and a.m. preach’d on Ps. 95.7; p.m. on Phil. 1.27.  In the Even, Captain Keyes[1] visited me.  I read Mr. Hancocks[2] Ordination Sermon[3] by his Father,[4] and Mr. Ward … Continue reading

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February 27, 1727

1727 February 27 (Monday).  After I had gone with Mr. Cushing to his house, din’d, etc., I returned home.  Many of the Town came in to see me, it having been Town meeting.  Mr. Ball (Nathan)[1] brought me Tobacco. [1]An … Continue reading

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