Monthly Archives: August 1742

August 1, 1742

1742 August 1 (Sunday).  Preached at Southborough  a.m.  on 2 Cor. ii.15.16 on Occasion of the Death of Rev. Mr. Stone of Holliston.  P.M. on 1 Thess. 1.10.  I would have returned home at Eve but my Mare could not … Continue reading

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August 2, 1742

1742 August 2 (Monday).  My Mare not to be found.  I rode home on Mr. Brighams Horse but she was not there.  Mr. Helyer came last night and was waiting for me.  Took Thomme with me (who rode upon Neighbour … Continue reading

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August 3, 1742

1742 August 3 (Tuesday).  Read Sir Richard Bulstrode on Mary Magdalene.  Thomas worked for Neighbour Rogers for his work for us.  N.B. Thomas went at Evening to his Fathers to work for him the Ensuing Days — accordingly

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August 4, 1742

1742 August 4 (Wednesday).  Thomas at his Fathers.  Ebenezer went to Framingham upon Ensign Maynards mare to enquire after mine.  No Certain News.

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August 5, 1742

1742 August 5 (Thursday).  At the Funeral of Mr. Joslins eldest son Joseph,[1] the last Surviving Son.  A very heavy (yet holy) Stroke of Divine Providence.  This is the Fourth in this Family in about a fortnight.  It is very … Continue reading

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August 6, 1472

1742 August 6 (Friday).  I walked down to Mr. Cooks at Evening to meet Neighbour Stephen Fay and I employed him to make diligent search after my Mare, and to send Mr. John Tainter[1] of Watertown to Lexington after her. … Continue reading

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August 7, 1742

1742 August 7 (Saturday).  Mr. Thomas Brown[1] of Newton and his son here.  Lieutenant Stone[2] of Shrewsbury here in his way from Holliston.  He informs me they die in numbers there of the nervous Fever and that Mr. Stones widow[3] … Continue reading

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August 8, 1742

1742 August 8 (Sunday).  On 1 Thess. 5.19.  Job.1.21.

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August 9, 1742

1742 August 9 (Monday).  Early at Mr. Fays.  No clear News of my Mare, but Sorrowful News from my Mother, of her illness and danger.  Capt. Fay offered to go to Framingham to look for my Mare; but Mr. Williams … Continue reading

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August 10, 1742

1742 August 10 (Tuesday).  Thomas went to work again at his Fathers.  I dined at Capt. Warrins and rode his Horse down to Cambridge.

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September 10, 1742

1742 September 10 (Friday).  Mr. Forbush at the Chimny and Thomas tending him.  Lieutenant Brigham came to See us but could not work.  N.B. Mr. Davenport at Capt. Fay’s, going upward.

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August 11, 1742

1742 August 11 (Wednesday).  Visited my Venerable Parent who was Somewhat revived, but Still remained in a very weak and low state.  Dined with Sister Elizabeth where was Cousen Dan. Needham and his Wife and Children going to live at … Continue reading

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August 12, 1742

1742 August 12 (Thursday).  Doct. Colman[1] preached on Luk. 16.25.  I dined at Dr. Sewalls.  P.M. at Dr. Chauncys, where were also Mr. Barnard of Marblehead, Mr. Turell[2] and Mr. Nathaniel Gardner.  Visited Brother Alexander.  Molly came yesterday to Boston … Continue reading

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August 13, 1742

1742 August 13 (Friday).  My honoured Mother worse again — but towards Evening revived.  I dined at Capt. Allens.[1]  Waited on Madam Condy to prepare the way for Mollys going to School.  Visited Mr. Mather.[2]  Bought Several more Books of … Continue reading

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August 14, 1742

1742 August 14 (Saturday).  but I remounted Early in the morning, broke fast at Mr. John Tainters — and took a Nap at Mr. David Hows and there dined.  Called at Mr. Darlings and was very kindly entertained there.  Got … Continue reading

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August 15, 1742

1742 August 15 (Sunday).  On John 4.13.14.  Old Mrs. Mors of Marlborough dined.

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August 16, 1742

1742 August 16 (Monday).  Mr. Jenison (who preached at Marlborough yesterday) began again to keep School and he keeps at Mr. Richard Barns’s.[1]  I rode to Cambridge again. [1]Richard, son of Richard and Anna Barns, b. Feb. 12, 1717 (MVR … Continue reading

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August 17, 1742

1742 August 17 (Tuesday).  To Boston.  My Honoured Mother yet alive, but very weak and low and at Times very disconsolate.  I told her I was going to write to my wife and I prayed her to tell me what … Continue reading

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August 18, 1742

1742 August 18 (Wednesday).  My Mother often in Darkness but hoping in God and Trusting to see the Goodness of the Lord.  Wrote again to my wife.  Dined with Mr. Gee[1] and a Number of Gentlemen at Mr. George Rogers’s.[2]  … Continue reading

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August 19, 1742

1742 August 19 (Thursday).  Dr. Sewal on Gal. 3.13.  Dined at Mr. Hubbards with Dr. Wigglesworth[1] and Deacon Crocker of Ipswich.  P.M. at Dr. Chauncys.  N.B. The great Disturbance last night by Means of Mr. Davenports condemning the Ministers of … Continue reading

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August 20, 1742

1742 August 20 (Friday).  My Mother in Darkness — weak and distressed [Still?] but yet humbly declaring her Integrity and Truth, though in every Thing imperfect, and coming short and Condemning her Self bitterly.  A Letter from my wife that … Continue reading

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August 21, 1742

1742 August 21 (Saturday).  Once More took a Solemn Farewell of my dear and honoured Mother whom I left in some Measure of Comfort both of Mind and Body compared with what she had been; but yet very weak and … Continue reading

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August 22, 1742

1742 August 22 (Sunday).  Mr. Jenison preached all Day.  A.M. on 1 Thess. 4.6.  P.M. on 2 Pet. 3.18.  While I was resting thus, it looked almost like a Frown of Providence that I was So Much out of  Business, … Continue reading

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August 23, 1742

1742 August 23 (Monday).  Clear Days: Cold Nights: and a dry Season.

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August 24, 1742

1742 August 24 (Tuesday).  The Association Met at my House.  Mr. Loring, Mr. Cushing, Mr. Stone and Mr. Smith were all that came to Day.  Mr. Prentice of Lancaster was to have given us a Concio; but not coming Mr. … Continue reading

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August 25, 1742

1742 August 25 (Wednesday).  Mr. Cushing preached the Lecture on Rom. 3.29.  Mr. Weld[1] of Attlebury, Mr. Hemmingway[2] of Townshend and Mr. Moss of  the North part of Shrewsbury came.  N.B. The Account Mr. Weld gave of the remarkable Work … Continue reading

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August 26, 1742

1742 August 26 (Thursday).  Rain.

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August 27, 1742

1742 August 27 (Friday).  Rain.

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August 28, 1742

1742 August 28 (Saturday).  Brother Samuel Breck came from Springfield and brought a Melancholly Letter concerning himself from Brother Breck.  The Lord grant us Grace suitably to humble our selves under the Frown of his Providence and grant the wisdom … Continue reading

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August 29, 1742

1742 August 29 (Sunday).  Sacrament.  Preached on Song 1.4.  P.M. repeated on 1 Joh. 1.7.  Deacon Fay, Old Mr. Fay and the widow Mary Rice dined with us.

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August 30, 1742

1742 August 30 (Monday).  Mr. Nathaniel Smith[1] of Hopkinton here for advice respecting his Son Nathaniel who was So oppressed and overcome with Affairs of his Soul and another world that he would not attend to the Necessary Supports of … Continue reading

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August 31, 1742

1742 August 31 (Tuesday).  My wife under much Indisposition.

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