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Monthly Archives: June 1738
1738 June 1 (Thursday). Was not at the Convention, but was at the public Concio by Mr. Barnard of Marblehead on Coloss. 1.18. The Collection for propagating the Gospel amounted to 207£ . I din’d at Mr. Edmund Quincy’s where … Continue reading
1738 June 2 (Friday). Visited in divers places but particularly was at Mr. Thomas Tylers. N.B. Discourse of Mr. Pierponts Circumstances and Affairs at New Haven. P.M. My honored and aged Mother undertook the journey to Westborough with me, my … Continue reading
1738 June 3 (Saturday). We chang’d Horses and my wife rode upon mine and my mother and I upon Ensign Forbushes, and by these means my mother had a very Comfortable Journey, and got up in good Season whilst the … Continue reading
1738 June 4 (Sunday). Repeated Sermon on Ps. 119.136. N.B. Very Crowded assembly by means of Shrewsbury people and Some of Grafton.
1738 June 5 (Monday). Abraham Clearing up on the Hill. N.B. My Ague hangs about me yet.
1738 June 6 (Tuesday). Abraham Clearing, hoeing Beans, Covering Potatoes.
1738 June 7 (Wednesday). Mr. Joslin here.
1738 June 8 (Thursday). Mr. Prentice of Grafton, his wife, and little son Nathaniel with Mrs. Elizabeth Rolfe of Boston, here and din’d with us. P.M. was Church meeting. I was oblig’d to leave the Company. About 28 members were … Continue reading
1738 June 9 (Friday). Cold wind to Day. Moss begins half hilling.
1738 June 10 (Saturday). [No entry.]
1738 June 11 (Sunday). On Consideration of its being the first of our Sending a Representative to the general Court, and that he had obtain’d Liberty to come up, and was now in Town, and on Consideration of our having … Continue reading
1738 June 12 (Monday). Captain Ware of Sherborn came over from his Brother Williams’s to See me. Cathechiz’d at Lieutenent Holloways. Was at Mr. Billings’s to have a plough made. Fragrant Showers. Abraham Setting plants, Clearing, etc. Joseph Ware, prominent … Continue reading
1738 June 13 (Tuesday). I help’d in the ploughing among the Corn. Let Mr. Winchester have my oxen to go to Boston. Benjamin Winchester of Brookline, who married Elizabeth (Champney) Chamberlain, the first Mrs. Ebenezer Parkman’s cousin, was living in … Continue reading
1738 June 14 (Wednesday). [No entry.]
1738 June 15 (Thursday). My wife rode with me to Grafton. It look’d showery. When at Grafton it rain’d too hard for her to proceed with me according to Design, but Mr. Prentice went with me to Sutton Lecture. I … Continue reading
1738 June 16 (Friday). We returned from Grafton. N.B. Captain Fay with us. Din’d at Captain Fays. P.M. Cousin Winchester brought up Ebenezer from Cambridge. John Fay of Westborough.
1738 June 17 (Saturday). Abraham mowing about the Barn.
1738 June 18 (Sunday). I preach’d on Act 13.36. P.M. repeated Sermon Jam. 1.21 from 2 Pet. 1.20.21.
1738 June 19 (Monday). Captain Eager and Captain Warrin here at Evening. James Eager of Westborough.
1738 June 20 (Tuesday). Trooping and Training. Mr. Cushing pray’d with the Foot. At Association at Southborough, where were Mr. Prentice of Lancaster, Mr. Loring, Mr. Cushing, Mr. Seccomb, Mr. Jabez Fox and Mr. Josiah Brown. See Association Records. Mr. … Continue reading
1738 June 21 (Wednesday). Mr. Loring at the public Lecture on 1 Thess. 5.19. N.B. Colonel Woods and Dr. Stanton Prentice with us. N.B. receiv’d a Letter from Mr. Timothy Woodbridge Junior at Hartford. Benjamin Woods of Marlborough. Stanton Prentice, … Continue reading
1738 June 23 (Friday). Hot Day. The Children went a Cherrying p.m. to Captain Fays. Abraham mowing Some Spots about the House.
1738 June 24 (Saturday). Abraham mowing Bushes. P.M. Mr. Stone came up to change, without any previous agreement or Intimation of it. Yet I gratify’d him immediately and rode to Southborough. Hot Day.
1738 June 25 (Sunday). Very Hot. I preach’d at Southborough on Rev. 3.1 a. and p.m. Mr. Stone came at Evening. Hot night again.
1738 June 26 (Monday). Weather continues hot.
1738 June 27 (Tuesday). Kill’d a Calf which at Eve (though an hot Season) I sent to Boston by John Rogers at Eve. P.M. near Evening came our Two Brethren of Springfield, who lodged here.
1738 June 28 (Wednesday). Brother Breck rode to Marlborough. Hot weather still. P.M. came Dr. Gott. And after him Dr. Crouch with Two more, from Hadley call’d a while. Reverend Robert Breck of Springfield, Parkman’s brother-in-law.
1738 June 29 (Thursday). My wife and Brother Samuel Breck rode with me to Marlborough, the weather being cool, cloudy and pleasant, and we din’d at Dr. Gotts. P.M. I preach’d to Three societys of young men who were met … Continue reading