Monthly Archives: April 1727

April 1, 1727

1727 April 1 (Saturday).  I was Strictly Employ’d in my preparations for the Sabbath approaching.

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April 2, 1727

1727 April 2 (Sunday).  Sacrament.  I preach’d all Day upon 2 John 8.  After Meetings my Wife gave me the Heavy Tidings of the Death of my Brother John Parkman, but I had no very certain account.

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April 3, 1727

1727 April 3 (Monday).  I went up to Mr. Fays[1] and Engaged him to go down with me, my Wife and Sister, But [1]Probably Samuel rather than Captain John Fay of Westborough.

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April 4, 1727

1727 April 4 (Tuesday).  On the Day appointed it rained hard and put all things off.

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April 5, 1727

1727 April 5 (Wednesday).  I sent to Mr. Fays but was disappointed, and in the afternoon I went away alone; To Mr. Swifts[1] first, the Association not being dispers’d.  Thence I rode to Mr. Peabodys[2] with Mr. Baxter[3] and Wife,[4] … Continue reading

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April 6, 1727

1727 April 6 (Thursday).  I rode to Boston to gain Information concerning my Brother, and I was Certify’d that on the 27th of the Last Month My Brother John Parkman was coming in from Anguilla (having been at Barbadoes to … Continue reading

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April 7, 8, 1727

1727 April 7, 8 (Friday, Saturday).  I Attended Mr. Thatchers[1] Lecture.  Mr. Waldron[2] desired me to preach for him.  I would fain have flattly Deny’d him, but my Father was by, and I knew his mind was Set.  I did … Continue reading

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April 9, 1727

1727 April 9 (Sunday).  I attended at Mr. Thatchers in the forenoon, therein embracing an Opportunity to Communicate with the Church I had relation to.  It was a Sacred joyfull Season.  I would hope my Soul was refresh’d therewith.  I … Continue reading

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April 10, 1727

1727 April 10 (Monday).  I Spent the Time chiefly in the Family.

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April 11, 1727

1727 April 11 (Tuesday).  I rode to Reading to Mr. Burts[1] to obtain his Daughter to Serve in our house.  From thence I rode to Salem, to Brother Willards and lodged there. [1]Thomas Burt, Jr.  His daughter was Sarah (b. … Continue reading

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April 12, 1727

1727 April 12 (Wednesday).  It being Lecture at Mr. Stantons[1] I tarried beyond my Design in this Town.  I din’d at Mr. Stantons where was Mr. Blowers,[2] Mr. Fisk,[3] Mr. Ward,[4] Mr. Chever[5] of Manchester, and Mr. Jeffords,[6] the last … Continue reading

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April 13, 1727

1727 April 13 (Thursday).  Mr. Foxcroft[1] preach’d at the Publick Lecture.  Sister Willard[2] went to make Salem her home, diverse of the Family with her, to accompany etc.  I rode from Winnesimmet to Cambridge and there was taken very ill. … Continue reading

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April 14, 1727

1727 April 14 (Friday).  I continued so ill all Day that I scarce got up.  I was confin’d to the Bed in the Day but in the Evening was worse.  Mrs. Burt[1] by appointment brought her daughter. [1]Of Reading.

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April 15, 1727

1727 April 15 (Saturday).  The journey home look’d very discouraging I was so ill.  But riding an Easy horse and Father Champney[1] with me, with the Girl, we reach’d home.  I was very much unfitted for publick Service. [1]Samuel Champney, … Continue reading

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April 16, 1727

1727 April 16 (Sunday).  But resting well through  Divine Goodness I rose enlivened and repeated to my Congregation (with Some Addition and a few alterations) what I delivered last Sabbath upon the Death of my Brother.  At night I was … Continue reading

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April 17, 1727

1727 April 17 (Monday).  So that in the Morning My Wife and Child rode down with our Father Champney.  I was concern’d that the Stubble was not plough’d for planting, according to agreement made with Mr. Hezikiah Ward,[1] nor was … Continue reading

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April 18, 1727

1727 April 18 (Tuesday).  I got Mr. Thurston[1] to plow and sow my Barley, and Mr. Hezekiah Ward ploughed part of the Stubble. [1]Joseph Thurston of Westborough.

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April 19, 1727

1727 April 19 (Wednesday).  And again he ploughed in the Stubble.

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April 20, 1727

1727 April 20 (Thursday).  And he ploughed a Morning Spell more.

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April 21, 1727

1727 April 21 (Friday).  Sometime after Sun down Lieutenant Forbush[1] came and requested me to go down to See his Wife who they thought was drawing near her End and wanted to See Me.  I went down.  When I Entered … Continue reading

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April 22, 1727

1727 April 22 (Saturday).  Mr. Ward came with his Team and carted out Muck upon my Corn grounds.  Mr. Ward in the afternoon plough’d a spot for flax and went home.

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April 23, 1727

1727 April 23 (Sunday).  I preach’d on 1 Pet. 2.11.

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April 25, 1727

1727 April 25 (Tuesday).  I went to Shrewsbury to see Mr. Cushing[1] after his Marriage though truly it has now been some time since.  But the reason was his Letter which he Sent me just before his bringing his wife … Continue reading

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April 26, 1727

1727 April 26 (Wednesday).  Mr. Thomas Newton[1] came to see me and Mr. Townsend[2] the Schoolmaster. [1]Of Westborough. [2]Joshua Townsend of Westborough.

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April 27, 1727

1727 April 27 (Thursday).  Very stormy.

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April 28, 1727

1727 April 28 (Friday).  One of my Boars was cut, a somewhat dangerous adventure, but ‘twas now cool after the storm.

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April 30, 1727

1727 April 30 (Sunday).  I preach’d on 1 Pet. 2.11.

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