Monthly Archives: June 1747

June 1, 1747

1747 June 1 (Monday).  Noah How work’d with Ebenezer at Weeding.

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June 2, 1747

1747 June 2 (Tuesday).  Noah How again. Mrs. Porter widow, and her sister Suse Batchellor here.

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June 3, 1747

1747 June 3 (Wednesday).  Rain a.m.  Noah p.m. helping Ebenezer weed.  N.B. Mr. David Batherick here again bargain’d to get my Meadow (viz. to mow and rake) for 8£.  Mr. Breck came towards Eve.  And at Eve Mr. Stephen Williams … Continue reading

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June 4, 1747

1747 June 4 (Thursday).  Mr. Breck, Williams, Wadsworth and Williams [sic] went off.  Noah How still at Weeding.  Lieutenant Tainter and his Joseph Bowker, and Mr. Samuel Harrington with good Team came and got Wood, a good pile.  Lieutenant at … Continue reading

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June 5, 1747

1747 June 4 (Thursday).  Mr. Breck, Williams, Wadsworth and Williams [sic] went off.  Noah How still at Weeding.  Lieutenant Tainter and his Joseph Bowker, and Mr. Samuel Harrington with good Team came and got Wood, a good pile.  Lieutenant at … Continue reading

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June 5, 1747

1747 June 5 (Friday).  Noah How. Mr. Wellman went to Sutton.

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June 6, 1747

1747 June 6 (Saturday).  N.B. Noah How and my son Ebenezer had acquainted me that Mr. Jension had offer’d to read one of his sermons to the young men at their meeting next Sabbath Evening if I was willing.  I … Continue reading

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June 7, 1747

1747 June 7 (Sunday).  A.M. on Mat. 13.29.30 and 39 to 43.  P.M. on 2 Cor. 13.5 using Sermon on 1 Cor. 11.28 from page 10 to page 21.  After Evening Service I Stop’d the Church and having read the … Continue reading

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June 8, 1747

1747 June 8 (Monday).  Early in the Morning came Mr. Jenison and we had some Discourse together about my unwillingness that he Should preach.  Mr. Whitney here afterwards — gave him some admonitory Caution about keeping to such word as … Continue reading

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June 9, 1747

1747 June 9 (Tuesday).  I visited Millicent Rice[1] again in her Sickness at Captain Fays.  I also visited Mrs. Miller (Mr. James Millers wife) who is in a Languishing Condition.  At Eve I rode down to Mr. Cooks Shop. [1]Daughter … Continue reading

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June 10, 1747

1747 June 10 (Wednesday).  Captain Baker accompany’d me to Worcester.  Ebenezer was disappointed of his Cloths which could not be made, and he resign’d his Horse to his sister Molly who therefore went.  Thomme also (who came up from Marlborough … Continue reading

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June 11, 1747

1747 June 11 (Thursday).  Was at Mr. Fessendens who tells me that our Claim upon Esquire Lee’s Estate is allow’d by the Judge, but the Administrator has not made up his Accounts yet.  Broke fast at Mr. Maccartys with Mr. … Continue reading

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June 12, 1747

1747 June 12 (Friday).  Incomparable Weather. O that my soul bore any proportion to the State of Nature without!

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June 13, 1747

1747 June 13 (Saturday).  News of more Spoil on our Enemys by the Mohawks.  

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June 14, 1747

1747 June 14 (Sunday).  On Mat. 13.31.32.32 and 44.  P.M. on 2 Cor. 13.5, using further the latter part of sermon on 1 Cor. 11.28 from page 21 to 28.  Rainy Day, yet a Considerable Assembly.

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June 15, 1747

1747 June 15 (Monday).  Deacon Newton[1] and Mr. Francis Whipple here to induce me to Sue the Town for their arrearages to me.  P.M. Mrs. Persis Brigham[2] here and was examin’d.  At Eve Josiah Bowker here in Soul Concern.  N.B. … Continue reading

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June 16, 1747

1747 June 16 (Tuesday).  I rode to Sudbury to Ministerial Meeting there.  As I went I call’d at Mr. Cornelius Cooks Shop and got a Shooe put on to my Horse.  At the meeting there were Mr. Cushing, Gardner, Barrett, … Continue reading

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June 17, 1747

1747 June 17 (Wednesday).  Mr. Swift, Mr. Bliss[1] and Mr. Minot[2] came to Ministerial Meeting.  Mr. Seccomb preach’d a Savoury and moving Sermon upon John 4.41.42.  It seems indeed to have been Compos’d in A Strain which many would Term … Continue reading

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June 18, 1747

1747 June 18 (Thursday).  Expected Mr. Barrett to preach a Lecture for me to my young people but he did not come.  I preach’d my Self on Ps. 109.4, latter part; and do beg it may have Effect, both on … Continue reading

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June 19, 1747

1747 June 19 (Friday).  Mr. Jenison active amongst young men in the Neighbourhood to persuade ‘em to come and help me in my Farm Business.  Ebenezer has done a part of the second hoeing and to Day ploughs the chief … Continue reading

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June 20, 1747

1747 June 20 (Saturday).  Goodhew, Daniel How, Nathan Maynard, Benjamin Whipple and Rody Smith came in the morning and hoed my Corn and my Beans and had done by 11 a.m. a great Kindness, and Relief though it took but … Continue reading

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June 21, 1747

1747 June 21 (Sunday).  I preach’d at Marlborough on Rom. 8.7, a. and p.m.  Mr. Smith at Westborough on Phil. 3.8. We each return’d home this Evening.

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June 22, 1747

1747 June 22 (Monday).  Ebenezer begins the other mowing and strikes into the South side.  Eli Forbush came here to board and to be instructed. P.M. Mr. Wellman from Sutton here and lodges.  N.B. Shews me his Answer and Proposals … Continue reading

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June 23, 1747

1747 June 23 (Tuesday).  Mr. Wellman and Mr. Jenison journey, to Waterton and Cambridge.  I visited Mrs. Miller again. She thinks She is grown better, but I fear it is self-Flattery.  Was at Mr. Charles Rice’s. Got him to choose … Continue reading

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June 24, 1747

1747 June 24 (Wednesday).  The Press very hot in Town, for 7 out of the first Company and 7 out of the second to go to Hatfield besides a Commission Officer to conduct them.  A Sore Frown of Providence this … Continue reading

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June 25, 1747

1747 June 25 (Thursday).  Preach’d Mr. Martyns Lecture from Rom. 8.31.  Return’d at Eve.

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June 26, 1747

1747 June 26 (Friday).  Eli Forbush is with me this week to be instruct’d — and though I rejoice in his Learning Yet it is a great avocation and Impediment to me in my studys.

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June 27, 1747

1747 June 27 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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June 28, 1747

1747 June 28 (Sunday).  On Matt. 13.45.46, and on Eph. 6.18,forepart.

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June 29, 1747

1747 June 29 (Monday).  Eli Forbush here.  P.M. came Dodge[1] (of College) here.  He tells us very terrible storys concerning Mr. Prentice of Grafton and his beating his wife. [1]Ezekiel Dodge (Harvard 1749).  He later became the minister of Abington, … Continue reading

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June 30, 1747

1747 June 30 (Tuesday).  Din’d at Mr. Jonathan Lorings[1] at Marlborough.  Mr. Smith came to me, and we rode down to Reverend Storer[2] at Watertown and lodg’d there. [1]The son of the Reverend Israel Loring of Sudbury. [2] Seth Storer … Continue reading

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