Monthly Archives: March 1748

March 1, 1748

1748 March 1 (Tuesday).  It being a fine pleasant Day, my Wife rode with me in the New Slay, to visit old Mrs. Crouch, at Mr. Rogers’s.  I find the snow very deep.

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 2, 1748

1748 March 2 (Wednesday).  Thomas returned to Marlborough fitted out with a new pair of Shooes, a New Silk Handkerchief — 35/ and a Linen Ditto 9/.

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 3, 1748

1748 March 3 (Thursday).  Mr. Wellman of Sutton came and preached my Lecture.  His Text, Mat. 5.6. My son Ebenezer has been indisposed and done Little for several Days — having a sore throat, etc., but is a little better.

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 4, 1748

1748 March 4 (Friday).  Mr. Wellman bought 3 Volumes of Pools Synopsis Criticorum of me viz: on the Haggiographa and on the New Testament[1] (I having duplicates of them) for £3.15, New Tenor, and he carried away one of them … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 5, 1748

1748 March 5 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 6, 1748

1748 March 6 (Sunday).  On Song. 2.4, latter part.  Sacrament. The two Deacons and widow Thompson dined here.  P.M. on Acts 26.8, on the Resurrection. May God grant that we may all be really under and experience the happy Benefits … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 7, 1748

1748 March 7 (Monday).  I prayed at the Town Meeting.  Mr. Bowman and Billings being the persons sent by the Town to me to request it.  N.B. After Prayer I stood on the Stairs and addressed the Town with an … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 8, 1748

1748 March 8 (Tuesday).  I walked out in the Morning on the Snow to visit divers of my Neighbours — was in at Mr. David Maynard, Junior’s, at Mr. Eliezer Rice’s, where I tarried some time.  At Mr. Jonathan Whipple’s, … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 9, 1748

1748 March 9 (Wednesday).  Ebenezer took the sleigh and carried 8 bushels of barley for malt to Mr. James Woods of Marlborough.  I went to see old Mr. Crouch; and neighbor John Rogers giving both to him and his wife … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 10, 1748

1748 March 10 (Thursday).  [No entry.]

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 11, 1748

1748 March 11 (Friday).  [No entry.]

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 12, 1748

1748 March 12 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 13, 1748

1748 March 13 (Sunday).  On John 11.23.24.25.  On occasion of the Death of my Dear Brother Alexander.  God grant I may have true and living faith in the Resurrection and in Him Who is the Resurrection and The Light that … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 14, 1748

1748 March 14 (Monday).  I was somewhat late in the morning before I set out upon my journey.  Called at Captain Warrins to meet Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlin, the collector.  Was also hindered a little at Mr. Jacob Amsden’s.  Had one … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 15, 1748

1748 March 15 (Tuesday).  I rode to Justice Harris’s on account of a piece of all wool cloth I had sent him to be dress’d: and called at Mr. John Hunt’s where was Mr. Thomas Marsh[1] of College.  Dined at … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 16, 1748

1748 March 16 (Wednesday).  It had hailed and snowed in the night.  I attended morning Prayers in the Chappell.  Broke fast with Mr. Hancock.  Dr. Breck[1] came there and was going to Boston.  I had his company.  N.B. His account … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 17, 1748

1748 March 17 (Thursday).  Mr. Welsteed preached the public Lecture on the Royalty of God our Salvation from (I think) Ps. 10.16.  Dined at Brother Samuels at evening at Dr. Parkmans, it proving raining I could not go to the … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 18, 1748

1748 March 18 (Friday).  Visited Mrs. Betty White (Mr. Joseph’s daughter) who is wasting away in a consumption.  I went up to the burying place and what a multitude even of our own family are there in the Congregation of … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 19, 1748

1748 March 19 (Saturday).  As I returned home I called at Mr. Dix’s[1] (who married Sarah Bond) and was well entertained with smelts and he bountifully sent up several dozen to my wife.  Was at Mrs. Beckky Walkers and I … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 21, 1748

1748 March 21 (Monday).  A Precinct Meeting by adjournment both about answering my two last papers, and concerning building a Meeting House but it dropped through and they did nothing.  But before they dispersed, and were gone home I understood … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 22, 1748

1748 March 22 (Tuesday).  This morning Ebenezer set out upon a designed journey to Connecticut after flax and was to have gone with Mr. Samuel Baker but when he was at Esquire Baker’s he understood there were several men, come … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 23, 1748

1748 March 23 (Wednesday).  Early came Mr. Jonas Brigham to call me to Mr. Charles Woods’ child (Phoebe) of about 3 years old in dying Circumstances.  I went though very difficult passing through the snow banks.  Called to see Neighbour … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 24, 1748

1748 March 24 (Thursday).  Lieutenant Tainter here — he acquainted me with the foolish and mischievious conduct of a number of young men on March Meeting night at his house (about 10 or 11 of them) he being gone on … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 25, 1748

1748 March 25 (Friday).  Ebenezer now built the boxes at the front of the house and sowed them with parsley, radishes, and cabbage.  But though the ground is bare a little before house and particular spots yet it is very … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 26, 1748

1748 March 26 (Saturday).  Brother Hicks went home.  Ebenezer cutting down timber for Posts at ministerial lot.

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 27, 1748

1748 March 27 (Sunday).  I was much indisposed yet went through the exercises after my Fashion.  A.M. on Matt. 14.19 to 21.  P.M. Heb. 9.27, Latter clause — improved then in some passages out of sermon on Eccl. 11.9, latter … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 28, 1748

1748 March 28 (Monday).  Lent my Mare to Neighbour Barns to go to Marlborough and his young man brought her back by noon, at which time I rode to Mr. Charles Wood’s on occasion of the funeral of one of … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 29, 1748

1748 March 29 (Tuesday).  A very fair warm pleasant Day.  In the morning I assisted Ebenezer in sledding down several Load of wood and conceive that such a stirring myself might be useful to me under my present Indispositions.  N.B. … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 30, 1748

1748 March 30 (Wednesday).  I rode over to Mr. Martyns.  Though the snow was much gone in open ground here and there, yet in the woods it was very deep.  I found it very difficult passing on the east side … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment

March 31, 1748

1748 March 31 (Thursday).  Warm and pleasant.  Went down a little way into the ministerial lot with Mr. Batchellor who wants stave timber of me.  P.M. Mr. John Rogers at length comes to confess his fornication.  The Lord grant him … Continue reading

Posted in Diary | Leave a comment