Monthly Archives: May 1736

May 1, 1736

1736 May 1 (Saturday).  David Bathrick went with my Team to the Ministerial Lot and brought up a Load of the Posts and Rails got by Lieutenant Holloway etc.  P.M. Mr. Ivory Hovey came up to see me and Returned … Continue reading

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May 2, 1736

1736 May 2 (Sunday).  Rainy.  Mat. 6.11.  1 Cor. 3.7.

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May 3, 1736

1736 May 3 (Monday).  I rode over to Mr. Fergusons.  Discoursed with Mr. Caruth of his Difference with his wife.  Visited Ensign Forbushwho is very bad of a pluretic Fever.  And at Eve Mr. Aaron Hardy who is also Sick … Continue reading

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May 4, 1736

1736 May 4 (Tuesday).  David finished our ploughing over for planting.  Ebenezer drove the Oxen at ploughing.  P.M. I rode to Beriah Rice’s to have my Horse shod.  N.B. at nigh one o’Clock I was called out of my Bed … Continue reading

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May 5, 1736

1736 May 5 (Wednesday).  A very pleasant, Warm Air — almost the first and the only Springlike Day — so Cold and melancholly has the Spring been.  Late p.m. Mr. John Tucker of Boston, pump Maker, came with his Tools … Continue reading

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May 6, 1736

1736 May 6 (Thursday).  Mr. Tucker began to work upon my Pump.  Neighbour Aaron Forbush came and gave me the forenoon in Boring: And Benjamin How — Rain p.m., beat off all my Hands from work — except that David … Continue reading

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May 7, 1736

1736 May 7 (Friday).  A good Day for our Pump Business, and an Excellent warm Day for the Earth.  David Bathrick and Jotham Maynard boring.  P.M. Benjamin How at work here.  Mr. Hall went home.  I visited Deborah Brigham who … Continue reading

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May 8, 1736

1736 May 8 (Saturday).  Mr. Tucker, David Bathrick and Jotham Maynard at the Pump.  Jotham gave to Day.

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May 9, 1736

1736 May 9 (Sunday).  On 1 Cor. 3.7.  Mr. Tucker would not come in to Meeting but Stood at the Door a. and p.m. 

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May 10, 1736

1736 May 10 (Monday).  Mr. Tucker at the Pump a.m.  David furrowing.  P.M. Rainy.  Mr. Tucker to the Smiths and to the Tavern.  David fitting a Bench for the Outside of the Kitchin, Shelves in the Kitchin etc.  Sold Brother … Continue reading

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May 11, 1736

1736 May 11 (Tuesday).  Mr. Tucker fitting Pump Boxes, Spire etc.  My Red Heifer drove up into the Woods beyond Brookfield Town; the Care of Driving etc. taken by Capt. Warrin.  We began to Plant.  Very good weather for our … Continue reading

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May 12, 1736

1736 May 12 (Wednesday).  Very fine warm Day.  Hands together to put down the Pump.  Settled the Pump in good Order.  Mr. Tucker was paid off and he went to Marlborough.  Cousen Elizabeth Winchester Visited me.  One of the finest, … Continue reading

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May 13, 1736

1736 May 13 (Thursday).  Fine weather still.  David planted again.  Finished Planting.  And put up the Bench at the East side of the Kitchin.  Mended Fence south side.

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May 14, 1736

1736 May 14 (Friday).  David Mending Fence a.m.  Sowed Hemp and Flax seed p.m.  John Ferguson (Taylor) came to work.  Warm a.m.  Cloudy and somewhat raw p.m.

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May 15, 1736

1736 May 15 (Saturday).  Rain.  John Ferguson at work.  Yesterday and to Day about a Jacket for me; Cutting out Two Coats for my Two sons.

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May 16, 1736

1736 May 16 (Sunday).  A. and p.m. on Mat. VI. v. 3.

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May 17, 1736

1736 May 17 (Monday).  The Town met partly to Consider my late Charges, and voted 30£.

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May 18, 1736

1736 May 18 (Tuesday).  Mr. Peres Rice was here and I read to him the Letter which the Church had <word crossed out> desired me to write to him.  I visited a Sick Child of Ithamar Bellows, and Mindwell King … Continue reading

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May 19, 1736

1736 May 19 (Wednesday).  We are favoured with pleasant Spring Weather one Day after another insomuch that the Trees are now in their Bloom.  <Several words crossed out.>

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May 20, 1736

1736 May 20 (Thursday).  Funeral of Ithamars Child.  N.B. I had been at Cousen Winchesters and dined with them.  At Eve at Neighbour Asher Rice’s.  N.B. he was very Stout and sharp respecting my blaming him for not bringing me … Continue reading

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May 21, 1736

1736 May 21 (Friday).  Mr. Tucker came and took away his Tools and moved wholly off.  David Sheared some of the sheep.  Mr. Tainter Cut my Calf and 5 Lambs.  At Eve Ensign Maynard here.  Warm, lowery growing Weather.

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May 22, 1736

1736 May 22 (Saturday).  Fine Weather.  The Trees Still in their high Flourish and Whiteness.  David finished shearing by noon: 7 Yesterday and 11 to Day.  P.M. mended Fence lower part of the South Fence of the South side: and … Continue reading

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May 23, 1736

1736 May 23 (Sunday).  On Mat. vi.13.  Many Southborough people here — Mr. Stone gone to Harwich.  Mr. Johnson din’d with me and Mr. Ithamar Bellows.  I had but an uneasy Night last night, much broke of my Rest — … Continue reading

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May 24, 1736

1736 May 24 (Monday).  Cousen Winchester had brought Calliminco etc. from Boston to make me a pair of Breeches, but no Ferguson this morning (as was agreed) to do the work.  Pritty hot.  David, with my Oxen, dragging stones down … Continue reading

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May 25, 1736

1736 May 25 (Tuesday).  I rode to Southborough to the Funeral of old Mr. Moses Newton — aged ninety one or Two.[1]  About 12 o’Clock I proceeded on my Journey to Cambridge.  At Mr. Baldwins I found Mr. Cushing of … Continue reading

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May 26, 1736

1736 May 26 (Wednesday).  I rode to Boston.  Capt. Durant of Newton overtook me.  My Honored Mother (whom I purposed to have waited upon to Westborough [this?] week) had been very bad of the Gout, and continues in great Pain, … Continue reading

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May 27, 1736

1736 May 27 (Thursday).  At the Convention Dr. Colman preached on 1 Chron. 29.14, in the Old south Meeting House, previous to a Collection for Mr. Cotton and Torrey — gathered about 93£ for ‘em both.  <Word crossed out.>  I … Continue reading

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May 28, 1736

1736 May 28 (Friday).  Mr. Stanton Prentice[1] of Lancaster my Company from F. Champneys.  We rode to Capt. John Jackson’s at Newton – dined there.  Called at old Mr. Abraham Jacksons.  N.B. Mrs. [Burrydell?] Jackson[2] there.  Called at Mr. Williams[3] … Continue reading

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May 29, 1736

1736 May 29 (Saturday).  David, in my Absence had dug Stones down upon the South Side the first and last Days.  Cleared down behind the Field another Day.  P.M. Mr. Solomon Prentice and Mr. Josiah Swan came here.  The latter … Continue reading

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May 30, 1736

1736 May 30 (Sunday).  I preached at Grafton on Phil. 4.5.  Pritty hot Day.  I baptized Benjamin, son of Joseph Kidder[1] of Grafton.  Mr. Prentice returned at Eve. [1]Benjamin, son of Joseph and Hannah Kidder.  The Vital Records of Grafton, … Continue reading

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May 31, 1736

1736 May 31 (Monday).  I returned to Westborough.  N.B. on the Way I met Abraham Temple and had discourse with him concerning the Difference between Rev. Mr. Prentice and him.  David Weeding.  Brother Hicks’s son Samuel[1] broke his Arm.  Dr. … Continue reading

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