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Monthly Archives: February 1736
1736 February 1 (Sunday). No body to preach to us upon this dark and Sorrowfull Day. I know not how to undertake any thing — but God called for it. Weeping must not hinder sowing. And I went forth with … Continue reading
1736 February 2 (Monday). In the Morning I very much dreaded the work of this Day. I feared I Should discover and publish my Infirmitys in open Indecencys. I endeavoured therefore to beware, and to set my Self beforehand. The … Continue reading
1736 February 3 (Tuesday). This Morning All my Relations (except Sister Ruth) left me, to return to their respective Homes — but I would humbly trust that the omnipresent and allsufficient God Stays with me. N.B. Ensign Maynard Singularly Friendly … Continue reading
1736 February 4 (Wednesday). I was as far as old Mr. Wards a.m. P.M. at old Mrs. Waits Funeral. N.B. old Mr. Forbush’s and his Wife’s and Capt. Forbush’s Sympathy. Sent to Mr. Barrett, by [El:?] Ward, in vain.
1736 February 5 (Thursday). Silas Pratt (a Lad) came to be with me a few Days. Mr. Prentice of Grafton (very kindly and on purpose to Comfort me) made me a brotherly visit. In the Evening Mr. Noah Rice’s Wife … Continue reading
1736 February 6 (Friday). Lieut. Baker (who had not been to See me in my sorrows till now) visited Me.
1736 February 7 (Saturday). Capt. Eager had done some Errands for me at Boston, and now brought the Return.
1736 February 8 (Sunday). I had no body to preach for me. I prepar’d what I could in the middst of the broken, heavy Thoughts of the Week — and I preached on Ezek. 24.16. My Daughter Molly had been … Continue reading
1736 February 9 (Monday). Silas Pratt went away, and Solomon Baker came. A Cold Day after a Season of Considerable moderate Weather. Solomon Baker, son of Edward and Persis (Brigham) Baker, b. Jan. 3, 1724 or 1725 (WVR, 12.
1736 February 10 (Tuesday). Samuel Baker came instead of his Brother Solomon. Lieut. Holloway and Neighbour Dantforth here. A very Moderate pleasant Day. Samuel Baker, son of Edward and Persis (Brigham) Baker, b. Aug. 27, 1722 (WVR 12). John Danforth … Continue reading
1736 February 11 (Wednesday). Storm of Snow. Yet Samuel Bumso (Indian) being very ill of a Fever, I went to See him, at the house of Mr. James Fay. I was at Mr. Josiah Newtons in the Eve. Reckoned with … Continue reading
1736 February 12 (Thursday). Storm continues, but not violent.
1736 February 13 (Friday). [No entry.]
1736 February 14 (Saturday). Mr. Livermore came to desire me to visit Mr. James Ball’s little Daughter being very Sick — And though it was with great Difficulty and when my preparations for the Sabbath were very backward, yet I … Continue reading
1736 February 15 (Sunday). On Ezek. 24.16. The Days and Nights pass in a very Melancholly, disconsolate Manner — but I would earnestly repair to God [roll?] my Way, and cast my Care upon Him. Snow storm — but it … Continue reading
1736 February 16 (Monday). Snow deep, and continues blowing and snowing still. Sent my Books to Mr. Livermore to be new vamped, (Sent ‘em) by Mr. James Ball, Constable, who was here this Evening. N.B. had Leather of Mr. Josiah … Continue reading
1736 February 17 (Tuesday). Windy, Cold Weather — but the Sun shines upon us. Dennis Clamshire (a Pedlar) here. I was indisposed with Head ach etc.: Capt. Warrin sent for me but I could not go.
1736 February 18 (Wednesday). Very Cold, and Windy. I visited Capt. Warrins Family — his son Moses continuing very Sick and weak yet. Met Lieut. Holloway and Mr. Wheeler who had been to see Neighbour Samuel Hardy on account of … Continue reading
1736 February 19 (Thursday). The Cold not altogether so violent — but the Wind high. I had gone to Lancaster if the Weather, the Roads, the State of my Family, and my own Health had permitted, to Lecture there, Several … Continue reading
1736 February 20 (Friday). Clear and Shiny, but very Cold. Brother Hicks with his Sled to Boston. At Eve my Spirits very low and Dull — yet my Preparations for the Sabbath pritty forward.
1736 February 21 (Saturday). Pleasant, and Moderate Day. Old Mr. Maynard came up, kindly, to cut [up?] wood for us, and put it into Order for the Sabbath. N.B. Doggs howling very affrighting to the Children.
1736 February 22 (Sunday). On Mat. 24.44. Oh that I might not go without that Benefit my Self which I would fain promote in others! Several very sorrowful Evenings. Mat. 24.44, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an … Continue reading
1736 February 23 (Monday). Mr. Hovey (Schoolm. Marlborough) visited me. Mr. Campbell also of Oxford and Several others. So good sledding, that Sleds go and are about to go, to Boston. Mr. Hovey lodged here. Lent Neighbour Rogers my Oxen … Continue reading
1736 February 24 (Tuesday). Mr. Hall of Sutton visited me — dined with me. Mr. Jonathan Bellows and his wife here to be Examined etc. Moderate Weather. Mr. Whipple and Mr. Aaron Forb. brought Each of them a Load of … Continue reading
1736 February 25 (Wednesday). A very Moderate, pleasant Day. Mr. Aaron Forb. brought home another Load of Hay from my Meadow. N.B. He agreed to bring home to me 2 Load and set me up another Stack in good Order … Continue reading
1736 February 26 (Thursday). Lecture. Mr. Stone (of Southborough) preached on Numb. 23.10. I Stayed the Church after Sermon to read Mr. Frinks Proposals of a County Consociation of the Churches. A word also of Relations — of the Watch … Continue reading
1736 February 27 (Friday). A Cold Morning, but a very Pleasant Day. Warm p.m. N.B. Brother Asher Rice here, I having Sent Several Times for him. He gave me Some Satisfaction. Son of Thomas Rice. He had been captured by … Continue reading
1736 February 28 (Saturday). P.M. Mr. Ivory Hovey here, and lodged here. At Eve Some very uncomfortable Prospect respecting the Approach of Brother Samuel Hardy to the Communion. Several perplexing Difficultys likely to occur if he doth. I trust however … Continue reading