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Monthly Archives: August 1747
1747 August 1 (Saturday). Neighbour Batherick cut the Northside of the meadow.
1747 August 2 (Sunday). On 2 Cor. 11.3. Mrs. Thurston din’d here. P.M. repeated with many Alterations sermon on 1 Cor. 15.58.
1747 August 3 (Monday). Hear that Mr. Wilson preach’d at Grafton yesterday. A Very refreshing Shower in a very dry Time, but Mr. Batherick had got my Hay in Cock, except 4 Cocks before the Rain came. At Eve came … Continue reading
1747 August 4 (Tuesday). The Two Fellows left us to go to Sutton and Worcester. Deacon Kimball of Hopkinton here. P.M. Mr. Bowker and his wife from the Northside. Mr. Jenison — several Neighbours more. Forbush with his Theme. My … Continue reading
1747 August 5 (Wednesday). Very dry Time. Ebenezer to the Meadow for the Last of the Hay. One very large Load. Mr. Edwards Whipple help’d him and work’d till night upon the Hay and Home, which a.m. I tend’d myself. … Continue reading
1747 August 6 (Thursday). We are so belated in our Haying that after Morning Studys I went to raking Hay with Ebenezer and my little Billy. P.M. Came Brother Hicks and his wife. They inform me that Mother Champneys Thirds … Continue reading
1747 August 7 (Friday). Neighbour John Rogers help in with one Load of Hay. Jonathan Devereux help’d Ebenezer get in 2 Load of Hay. Mrs. Rogers (John’s wife) had my mare to go to her Fathers. Mr. Bridge of Framingham … Continue reading
1747 August 8 (Saturday). Eli Forbush here, and being able to go to live at Cambridge took leave. At Eve Mr. Wilson of Hopkinton going to Change with Mr. Martyn is stop’d by a Letter from him and therefore goes, … Continue reading
1747 August 9 (Sunday). On 1 Cor. 15, ult. with divers alterations and additions. Widow Woods din’d here. P.M. on Gen. 2.17. Repeated sermon on Heb. 9.27, on occasion of my hearing that Mr. Thomas Ward late of Westborough is … Continue reading
1747 August 10 (Monday). Ebenezer still about the Hay. P.M. Mr. Jonas Brigham here about his Relation.
1747 August 11 (Tuesday). Association at Mr. Morse’s, north Shrewsbury. Met Mr. Martyn at Mr. Josiah Bowkers. A Considerable Number at Meeting. But Father Prentice yet languishes and cannot get there. Mr. Goss read his Concio on John 21.15. N.B. … Continue reading
1747 August 12 (Wednesday). Mr. Campbell of Oxford came, and made proposals about erecting a New Association. Mr. Loring preach’d the Public Lecture on Acts 3.22. After Dinner, when I had invited the Association to my House next meeting I … Continue reading
1747 August 13 (Thursday). Mr. Martyn and his wife came over with Mr. Seccomb and din’d with me. Mr. Seccomb preach’d on John 7.37. N.B. Rainy yet Mr. Martyn etc. return’d home and Mr. Seccomb with them. N.B. Mrs. Wheeler … Continue reading
1747 August 14 (Friday). Deacon Meriam and Mr. James Whipple of Grafton here in their Way over to Mr. Martyn and want a Copy of the late Councils Result, and of divers important Votes which I got ready for them … Continue reading
1747 August 15 (Saturday). Ebenezer gets in the Last of the Hay at Home.
1747 August 16 (Sunday). Sacrament. I preach’d on [blank]. P.M. from Gen. 2.17. Repeated sermon on Heb. 9.27. N.B. Brother James Fay, now of Hardwick, attempting to tarry at Communion. Deacon Newton withdrew. Divers other Brethren Shew’d their dissatisfaction likewise … Continue reading
1747 August 17 (Monday). In the morning went to Deacon Newtons about the Lime and paid for 2 Bushels. Deacon Kimball of Hopkinton came to whitewash and spot my Kitchin, and Lath and plaister my new Study. Mr. Martyn and … Continue reading
1747 August 18 (Tuesday). I Catechiz’d the Children at the Meeting House a. and p.m. About 70 Children of both sexes, viz. about 44 Boys and 26 Girls. N.B. Mr. Benjamin How at work for me a.m. Casing my study … Continue reading
1747 August 19 (Wednesday). Deacon Kimball finish’d today and went home at night. Mrs. Winchester here p.m. tells us that about 170 Captives are Come from Canada to Boston, and that Benjamin Tainter is come, but that Phinehas Forbush is … Continue reading
1747 August 20 (Thursday). In the morning I rode over to see Deacon Forbush and his Daughter in law the widow of his son Phinehas to mourn with them under their Bereavement and pray’d with them. Went to Lieutenant Tainters … Continue reading
1747 August 21 (Friday). Benjamin Tainter, I hear, got home. Ebenezer mow’d Rowing. I was somewhat feeble.
1747 August 22 (Saturday). Benjamin Tainter came to see me and gave me a narrative of his Captivity and Return. P.M. I rode to Worcester. Met Mr. Maccarty going to Westborough. Lodg’d at Mr. Maccarty’s.
1747 August 23 (Sunday). I preach’d at Worcester on Luke 19.10, a. and p.m. Baptiz’d a Child of Mr. Ebenezer Flagg. Mr. Maccarty preach’d at Westborough but he return’d home at Eve. After Exercises I went over to Dr. Brecks … Continue reading
1747 August 24 (Monday). After Breakfast Mr. Maccarty and I went over to Dr. Brecks. N.B. Changed my Two octavo Volumes of Baileys Dictionary with the Doctor for his Folio of the Same Work and gave him 45/ old Tenor … Continue reading
1747 August 25 (Tuesday). One Mr. Abner Ely of Springfield here. P.M. Joseph Bowker examin’d. At Eve Dodge (of College) here. He gives me a notable account of Mr. Williams of Easton preaching last Sabbath at Grafton and disputing with … Continue reading
1747 August 26 (Wednesday). Ebenezer about the Rowing and cutting Stalks.
1747 August 27 (Thursday). Mrs. Hardy (Phinehas’s wife) here with her Sister Hannah Rice of Sutton, with her son Thomas Rice, and they all din’d here. P.M. I preach’d at old Mr. Graves’s — his wife having been long confin’d … Continue reading
1747 August 28 (Friday). [No entry.]
1747 August 29 (Saturday). Thomme came up from Marlborough to see us.
1747 August 30 (Sunday). On Mat. 13.47 to 50. Dr. Gott here and din’d with us, as did Captain Willards wife from Grafton. P.M. Repeated with some Alterations and additions sermon on Ps. 126, on occasion not only of Benjamin … Continue reading