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Monthly Archives: February 1727
1727 February 1 (Wednesday). Mr. Willard and his Kinsman, the Chearful Captain 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
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 of Westborough happen’d very Lukily, … Continue reading
1727 February 3 (Friday). Messrs. Willards went to Stoney Brook, while I confin’d my Self in my Studys as also
1727 February 4 (Saturday). This Day. It was exceeding Stormy and Snow’d hard.
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.
1727 February 6 (Monday). My Brethren Elias and Samuel came (with Lieutenant Samuell How of Framingham their Conductor) to See us. Elias and Samuel Parkman of Boston.
1727 February 7 (Tuesday). Mr. How went home after Dinner. My Brethren acquainted me that my Sister Susanna had been Twice publish’d to Captain Josiah Willard of Salem. A cold Season. Susanna Parkman of Boston.
1727 February 8 (Wednesday). It being Somewhat warmer, my Brethren went away for Boston. Towards night came the Willards and lodg’d with us.
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
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.
1727 February 11 (Saturday). It was Violently Stormy, Blustering Cold Snow, Extream Tedious and Difficult. The Snow Deep.
1727 February 12 (Sunday). I was much afraid the Sacrament must have been put by, and Captain Fay 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
1727 February 13 (Monday). I began to Read the Synopsis Criticism on the New Testament for a Morning Exercise. Captain Willard call’d here. This may have been Synopsis Criticorum aliorumque S. Scripturae Interpretum, 1678.
1727 February 14, 15 (Tuesday, Wednesday). I read miscellaneously. Chiefly Mr. Willard on the 5th and 7th Commandments and the Art of Speaking. Reverend Samuel Willard (1640-1707), vice-president of Harvard College.
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
1727 February 17 (Friday). Mr. Cushing came to see Me. I would fain reap Some Benefit of Every Such Conversation.
1727 February 18 (Saturday). I was taken up with my preparations.
1727 February 19 (Sunday). I preach’d upon Heb. 3.13 a. and p.m.
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.
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.
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
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 visited me. I read Mr. Hancocks Ordination Sermon by his Father, and Mr. Ward … Continue reading