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Monthly Archives: January 1743
1743 January 1 (Saturday). I bent my mind (as far as my present engagement in my Preparations for the Sabbath would allow) to consider the Lord’s gracious dealings with me in granting me the Beginnings of another year, and begging … Continue reading
1743 January 2 (Sunday). I preach’d on Ps. 116.9 at the Meeting House, Sermons of Gratitude for the Favours conferr’d in my Recovery from sickness, and granting us the New year. I endeavour’d in some poor Manner to Engage after … Continue reading
1743 January 3 (Monday). Molly in an afflicted State by the Pains of her Stomach. I would have gone to Mrs. Stone that has been long sick, but there rose a very raw Wind which prevented Me.
1743 January 4 (Tuesday). The people of Grafton (where have been peculiar awakenings of late especially among the Children) have agreed to Spend most of the Days of this Week in Exercises of Religion and have Sent to some Number … Continue reading
1743 January 5 (Wednesday). Jejun. Priv. The New Year. The Late Frown of Heaven in my sickness through which I am much Weaken’d and sett back in my Business. The present Times among us — call’d for no less. We … Continue reading
1743 January 6 (Thursday). Rainy a.m. Clear’d up p.m. Mr. Cushing after the Funeral of Mr. Snells Child, here. He is not Satisfy’d about the Grafton Exercises. Mr. Bliss preach’d at Grafton a.m., Mr. Haven p.m. Rev. Job Cushing of … Continue reading
1743 January 7 (Friday). Cold, yet my Wife and I ventur’d out to Mr. Daniel Stones to see his Wife in her low Condition. This was my first going out among my Nei[gh]bours. N.B. Mrs. Stone very low, weak and … Continue reading
1743 January 8 (Saturday). Mr. Jension here.
1743 January 9 (Sunday). On Matt. 11.25.26. Isa. 33.14. Mrs. Thurston din’d with us. O that God would deeply impress us with the solemn Things of his Word! And that this might not go over without an abiding Effect.
1743 January 10 (Monday). Bright Day. Mr. Bradish here and din’d with me. At Eve Mr. Williams, Beriah Rice and James Fay — much pro and con respecting the Times.
1743 January 11 (Tuesday). My Wife and I rode up to Mr. Snells and to Shrewsbury to a Lecture by Mr. Hall. He preach’d on Rom. 2.4. Many present. N.B. Mr. Harwood in his Fitts, panting, heaving, etc. We return’d … Continue reading
1743 January 12 (Wednesday). A Letter from Messrs. Stone and Smith concerning a Monthly Lecture in their respective Towns. A great variety of Company. Deacon [Jonathan] Forbush in great Soul Distresses, yet disapproving of several Things in the private meetings … Continue reading
1743 January 13 (Thursday). A number of Children were suppos’d to be much fill’d with the Spirit and carry’d out in Spiritual Joy last Night at Mr. Fays. An indian Girl in great Distress for her Brother — and Betty … Continue reading
1743 January 14 (Friday). John Hicks here and lodg’d. At Eve Deacon Fay, greatly mov’d with the present Times, made me a visit.