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Monthly Archives: April 1727
1727 April 1 (Saturday). I was Strictly Employ’d in my preparations for the Sabbath approaching.
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.
1727 April 3 (Monday). I went up to Mr. Fays and Engaged him to go down with me, my Wife and Sister, But Probably Samuel rather than Captain John Fay of Westborough.
1727 April 4 (Tuesday). On the Day appointed it rained hard and put all things off.
1727 April 5 (Wednesday). I sent to Mr. Fays but was disappointed, and in the afternoon I went away alone; To Mr. Swifts first, the Association not being dispers’d. Thence I rode to Mr. Peabodys with Mr. Baxter and Wife, … Continue reading
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
1727 April 7, 8 (Friday, Saturday). I Attended Mr. Thatchers Lecture. Mr. Waldron 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
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
1727 April 10 (Monday). I Spent the Time chiefly in the Family.
1727 April 11 (Tuesday). I rode to Reading to Mr. Burts to obtain his Daughter to Serve in our house. From thence I rode to Salem, to Brother Willards and lodged there. Thomas Burt, Jr. His daughter was Sarah (b. … Continue reading
1727 April 12 (Wednesday). It being Lecture at Mr. Stantons I tarried beyond my Design in this Town. I din’d at Mr. Stantons where was Mr. Blowers, Mr. Fisk, Mr. Ward, Mr. Chever of Manchester, and Mr. Jeffords, the last … Continue reading
1727 April 13 (Thursday). Mr. Foxcroft preach’d at the Publick Lecture. Sister Willard 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
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 by appointment brought her daughter. Of Reading.
1727 April 15 (Saturday). The journey home look’d very discouraging I was so ill. But riding an Easy horse and Father Champney with me, with the Girl, we reach’d home. I was very much unfitted for publick Service. Samuel Champney, … Continue reading
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
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, nor was … Continue reading
1727 April 18 (Tuesday). I got Mr. Thurston to plow and sow my Barley, and Mr. Hezekiah Ward ploughed part of the Stubble. Joseph Thurston of Westborough.
1727 April 19 (Wednesday). And again he ploughed in the Stubble.
1727 April 20 (Thursday). And he ploughed a Morning Spell more.
1727 April 21 (Friday). Sometime after Sun down Lieutenant Forbush 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
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.
1727 April 23 (Sunday). I preach’d on 1 Pet. 2.11.
1727 April 25 (Tuesday). I went to Shrewsbury to see Mr. Cushing 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
1727 April 26 (Wednesday). Mr. Thomas Newton came to see me and Mr. Townsend the Schoolmaster. Of Westborough. Joshua Townsend of Westborough.
1727 April 27 (Thursday). Very stormy.
1727 April 28 (Friday). One of my Boars was cut, a somewhat dangerous adventure, but ‘twas now cool after the storm.
1727 April 30 (Sunday). I preach’d on 1 Pet. 2.11.