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Monthly Archives: July 1742
1742 July 1 (Thursday). A pleasant Day and no Rain. Thomas has ploughed among the Corn for Hilling — the Corn having grown wonderfully, and some Time agoe it was beginning to Spindle out. A most remarkably forward Season. I … Continue reading
1742 July 2 (Friday). Mr. Cornelius Bigloe mowed for me — Thomas and Ebenezer getting in Hay.
1742 July 3 (Saturday). Mr. Biglo hoeing with Thomas.
1742 July 4 (Sunday). On Mat. XI.16 to 19. P.M. Gen. 18.19.
1742 July 5 (Monday). Mr. Biglo came to work — to mow with Thomas Winchester. I rode down to Watertown. In my Journey I was at Mr. David Hows and dined gratis. Received a Message from Mr. William Brintnall that … Continue reading
1742 July 6 (Tuesday). Rode to F. Champneys where Molly has been for several Days, and is out of Health. Rode to Charlestown. Made a Visit to Mr. Davenport who kept at Major Jenners’s. Proceeded to Boston and waited on … Continue reading
1742 July 7 (Wednesday). Was at Commencement. Breck keeps about. Disputed and had his Degree but we are not without some Fears his illness may increase. I dined comfortably in the Hall. P.M. the presidents Century Oration. Lodged at F. … Continue reading
1742 July 8 (Thursday). I rode to Boston. Mr. Hooper’s public Lecture on 1 Joh. 5.3. Dined at Brother Alexanders. P.M. I was at Dr. Chauncys — where was Mr. Barnard of Marblehead and his Lady. Afterwards came Mr. Hooper … Continue reading
1742 July 9 (Friday). I rode to Framingham, to Mr. Brintnalls, where I dined. I preached according to appointment at Mr. Darlings; Text Luk. 10.19. People very thankful and Courteous. Mr. Mansfield (Shooemaker at Marlborough) accompanyed me part of the … Continue reading
1742 July 10 (Saturday). Mr. Biglo at work Still. Sent Thomme to Dr. Gott; but he came not. Child an ill night.
1742 July 11 (Sunday). Dr. Gott here. Old Mr. Rice and Two strangers, Rice and Nichols from Southborough dined. Repeated Sermons on Luk. 19.10.
1742 July 12 (Monday). [No entry.]
1742 July 13 (Tuesday). I went down to Mr. Joslins to See his Daughter Mary and his little son Timothy who were sick of the Throat Distemper. I visited also old Mrs. Forbush who had been ill. <Two lines crossed … Continue reading
1742 July 14 (Wednesday). Mr. Bliss to preach at Hopkinton but by reason of the Childs illness and other Things I could not go over, as Mr. Barrett had requested. Mr. Breck came and lodged. Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlain here in … Continue reading
1742 July 15 (Thursday). Rode with Mr. Breck to Shrewsbury — where I preached to Young people on Prov. 7.7.
1742 July 16 (Friday). Mr. Nathan Stone preached my Lecture on Isa. 45.19.
1742 July 17 (Saturday). Finished our Hay at Home (except a Small matter that lay So in the Water and was of little Value that we were forced to Omitt it).
1742 July 18 (Sunday). Cant. 1.4. 1 Thess. 5.19. Deacon Fay dined here. I was very faint at Eve.
1742 July 19 (Monday). Rode down to Capt. Warrins to see Miriam Fisk, their Maid, who was Sick and in much pain: to Mr. Joslins four of whose Children are sick of the Throat Distemper. N.B. Dr. Gott at Capt. … Continue reading
1742 July 20 (Tuesday). Timothy Joslyn buryed. Catechetical Exercise. Preached on Rev. 3.1. Mr. Dantforth of Cambridge, Capt. Jones of Hopkinton, and Mr. Bond of Watertown here, also Capt. William Ward, as they were going to Shrewsbury on the Affair … Continue reading
1742 July 21 (Wednesday). Ebenezer lyes under his Poison in his Feet — in great Pain and Soreness.
1742 July 22 (Thursday). Catechized the Boys a.m. (of which there was a great Number considering the season) and the Girls p.m., of whom there were few.
1742 July 23 (Friday). [No entry.]
1742 July 24 (Saturday). Silas Pratt worked for me with Thomas at the Meadow, yet got but one Load home, and Stacked Two at the Meadow. Silas Pratt, son of John and Bathsheba (Fay) Pratt, bapt. Feb. 27, 1721 (MVR, … Continue reading
1742 July 25 (Sunday). On 1 Thess. 5.19. 2 Cor. 2.15.16. N.B. Mr. Barretts son and his wifes sister (Mrs. Everett) and Lieutenant Whood and his wife at Meeting here and dined with us, Mr. Barrett being gone to Boston … Continue reading
1742 July 26 (Monday). I went with Thomas to the Meadow and got Mr. Forb. to help him with his Oxen and we got home 4 Load of Hay. P.M. I went to Mr. Josiah Rice’s.
1742 July 27 (Tuesday). Thomas got home one Load with Mr. Whipples help. Mary Joslin dyed yesterday and her Brother Isaac to Day of the Throat Distemper. They sent for me but I was not at home, neither would my … Continue reading
1742 July 28 (Wednesday). Brother Hicks was here and dined with us. At the Funeral of Mary and Isaac Joslyn who were buryed in one Grave.
1742 July 29 (Thursday). Capt. Goddard called to acquaint me with the Sorrowful News of the Death of the Rev. and worthy Mr. James Stone of Holliston, who dyed yesterday and to be buryed to day. O that God would … Continue reading
1742 July 30 (Friday). Signs of Rain in a dry Time. Mr. Biglo and Pierce reaping my Rye and John Rogers at the Meadow with Thomas. They brought home one Load but got mired with the next, broke the Axle … Continue reading