Monthly Archives: October 1737

October 1, 1737

1737 October 1 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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October 2, 1737

1737 October 2 (Sunday).  Sacrament.  Ps. 63.8.  Repeated on Is. 53.1.  Patience Forbush[1] came again. [1]Walett: Daughter of Deacon Jonathan Forbush of Westborough.

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October 3, 1737

1737 October 3 (Monday).  Catechised at the Meeting House.  Judge Dudley[1] on his return from Springfield made us a visit, and dined with us.  Lydia Cutting left us. [1]Forbes: Paul Dudley, afterwards Chief Justice of the Province, at this time … Continue reading

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October 4, 1737

1737 October 4 (Tuesday).  Mr. Jarvis, Sister Lydia[1] and I rode to Cambridge.  Mrs. Susé Champney[2] there.  Mr. Jarvis lodged with me at Father Champney’s.[3]  N.B. I rode down to Mr. Dana’s Tavern[4] about my Wife’s Trunk. [1]Walett: Lydia Champney. … Continue reading

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October 5, 1737

1737 October 5 (Wednesday).  Early this morning we rode to Mr. Dana’s again, and saw the Trunk in good order, in the Team to be transported up, and then we proceeded to Boston.  Dined at Brother Elias’s.  My honored Mother … Continue reading

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October 6, 1737

1737 October 6 (Thursday).  N.B. I set out from Cambridge before Day — got to Harrington’s before sun rising from there first at sunrise, but did not get up to Westb. till nigh one.  Visited Hannah Bond, who lay sick … Continue reading

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October 7, 1737

1737 October 7 (Friday).  Mr. John Pratt brought home my cyder which he had made.

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October 8, 1737

1737 October 8 (Saturday).  Mr. Pratt brought home the remainder of my cyder.  Susa Cutting came.

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October 9, 1737

1737 October 9 (Sunday).  I repeated my Sermon IV upon Is. 53.1 from John 10.26.  P.M. Sermon II on 1 Sam. 15.22 from Ps. 40.6.8.

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October 10, 1737

1737 October 10 (Monday).  Visited Mrs. Dantforth[1] who is in a languishing state.  Was also at Mr. Hayward’s[2] and at Mr. Lock’s.[3] [1]Walettt: Mrs. John Danforth. [2]Walett: Simeon Hayward. [3]Walett: Joshua Lock.

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October 11, 1737

1737 October 11 (Tuesday).  Visited Mrs. Rogers[1] who is sick, Hannah Bond and old Mrs. Pratt.[2]  N.B. overtook some Travellers on Foot with their Muskets: one of them very unmannerly and saucy.  P.M. Mr. Tozer[3] and his wife here.  Old … Continue reading

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October 12, 1737

1737 October 12 (Wednesday).  I went to Worcester to see Hugh Henderson, found him in much the same distressed state that I left him in, but I hope more knowing and acquainted with his Condition and with his Duty.  N.B. … Continue reading

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October 13, 1737

1737 October 13 (Thursday).  John Clung (who lodged here last night) carried in more of the Corn from the Barn.  Paid John the whole and he bid farewell.  At evening Brother Hicks helped in more Corn.

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October 14, 1737

1737 October 14 (Friday).  Jonathan Rogers got in Pumpkins, and the remainder of the Corn.

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October 15, 1737

1737 October 15 (Saturday).  Noah How helped in with Turnips and some of the Potatoes.   At eve old Mr. Rice, Mr. Jarvis came up.

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October 16, 1737

1737 October 16 (Sunday).  Mat. 3.1-4.  John 16.8.  N.B. I was called away between 8 and 9 in the morning to see old Capt. Byles, who was very bad with his Throat and at night I visited him again.  N.B. … Continue reading

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October 17, 1737

1737 October 17 (Monday).  Rainy.  Various Company all day and at evening.  N.B. Mr. James Fay dined with us.  N.B. Mr. Wheeler[1] distressed in Conscience for H. Henderson.  Capt. Williams from Marlboro. [1]Walett: Joseph Wheeler.

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October 18, 1737

1737 October 18 (Tuesday).  Visited Capt. Byles who is grown exceeding bad again.  Visited the wife of William Rogers Jr. and proceeded to Mr. Brigham’s to see their Desolations.  A Sorrowful Sight!  I desire heartily to sympathize.  Returned to Capt. … Continue reading

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October 19, 1737

1737 October 19 (Wednesday).  Mr. Brigham’s son David fetched away divers things which we lent them in their necessity.  Nathan Maynard P.M. digging Potatoes.

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October 20, 1737

1737 October 20 (Thursday).  Funeral of Capt. Joseph Byles.  My Spouse, Mrs. Richard Burrough and my Dauter Molly all there with me.  The deceased was a bright example of Diligence and Industry in his calling, Constancy at the House of … Continue reading

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October 21, 1737

1737 October 21 (Friday).  Closely engaged in my preparations.  At eve Brother William Parkman came from the Council at Concord, which had voted Mr. Whiting[1] unfit to sustain the holy ministry and advised the church of Concord to dismiss him, … Continue reading

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October 23, 1737

1737 October 23 (Sunday).  Early in the morning began to write my address to the Prisoner.  A.M. on Eccl. 11.9, a crowded assembly, poor Hugh Henderson present.  P.M. on Job 3.36.  A very great congregation, it being in their apprehension … Continue reading

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October 24, 1737

1737 October 24 (Monday).  Mr. Burr left us early in the morning.  P.M. Mr. Jarvis, my wife, Mrs. Bekky and I rode to the Great Pond to Capt. Warren’s,[1] and Capt. Forbush’s.  N.B. Supped at Capt. Forb. [1]Walett: Daniel Warren.

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October 25, 1737

1737 October 25 (Tuesday).  Mr. Jarvis and Mrs. Bekky Burough left us.  I rode to Hopkinton Association.  All that came besides were Mr. N. Stone and Mr. S. Prentice.  Mr. Barrett[1] concio on 1 Pet. 4.11.  If any man speaketh. … Continue reading

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October 26, 1737

1737 October 26 (Wednesday).  Public Lecture by Mr. Sol. Prentice on Job 12.35, first part.  N.B. I had a very Sudden Turn of Sharp Pain in my Side after Dinner, but thro Mercy, I recovered.   Mr. Prentice went home … Continue reading

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October 27, 1737

1737 October 27 (Thursday).  Rode with Mr. Prentice to Grafton and preached his Lecture on Jude 10.21.  Returned to Westboro at night.  N.B. The Governor has reprieved Hugh Henderson for a month at the request of Mr. Burr and Mr. … Continue reading

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October 28, 1737

1737 October 28 (Friday).  Ah!  what sad grounds of Severe Reflection upon myself for my wretched negligence and unfaithfulness!  How great need of renewing and fixing my Resolutions of Reformation.  But especially of crying unto God for pardon of what … Continue reading

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October 29, 1737

1737 October 29 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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October 30, 1737

1737 October 30 (Sunday).  All day on Job 3.36.  Rain A.M.  High winds at even.  N.B. Mr. Chamberlain[1] din’d with us. [1]Walett: Ebenezer Chamberlain of Westborough.

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