Monthly Archives: April 1748

April 1, 1748

1748 April 1 (Friday).  A Warm Day — but little snow to be seen in open Land, and what remains mercifully wastes apace.  May this month be spent to God’s Glory!  Mr. Jonathan Bellows, pressed to go out a soldier … Continue reading

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April 2, 1748

1748 April 2 (Saturday).  Last Evening the Weather changed very much and became Cold; and the morning Cold.  It may sett the springing grass back — but all Eyes wait on God who is the mercifull preserver of both man … Continue reading

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April 3, 1748

1748 April 3 (Sunday).  On Mat. 14.22.23.  P.M. Heb. 9.27.  Captain Willard[1] of Grafton and his sister the widow How, dined here.  N.B. I publickly appointed a Catecheticall Exercise to Young Women to be next Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Not … Continue reading

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April 4, 1748

1748 April 4 (Monday).  Dr. Gott here.  Wrote by him to Mr. Martyn not to come over (as proposed) on Tuesday to visit us, but to come on Thursday, and prepared to preach at the private meeting at Lieutenant Tainter’s.  … Continue reading

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April 5, 1748

1748 April 5 (Tuesday).  An Important Time!  When this precinct met upon the affair of my sallery and a new Meeting House — Mr. Grout and Lieutenant Tainter being sent to me to desire me to Pray with them.  I … Continue reading

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April 6, 1748

1748 April 6 (Wednesday). Lowery.  Ebenezer has been ploughing a little in the Days past, and now a little 3 yearling calves sick, probably with what they eat abroad yesterday.  Very growing season and the gras appear very pleasant.  Mr. … Continue reading

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April 7, 1748

1748 April 7 (Thursday).  Mr. Martyn (whom I expected to visit me today and go with me to the Family Meeting) sent me a line that he could not come.  I preached at Lieutenant Tainter’s on Gen. 17.7, to the … Continue reading

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April 8, 1748

1748 April 8 (Friday).  Mr. Dunlop works in my Garden, sows parsnips etc.  Ebenezer splitting Hills.

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April 9, 1748

1748 April 9 (Saturday).  Ebenezer sledding off Stones from the Field by the House, a.m.  P.M. ploughed there and took up Flax.  Neighbour John Rogers here.  I gave him what fervent Cautions and Exhortations I could.  O that God would … Continue reading

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April 10, 1748

1748 April 10 (Sunday).  On Mat. 14.24 and Heb. 9.27.  Mr. Berriah Rice’s wife dined with us.  N.B. Mr. John Rogers and wife propounded in order to their Humilliation, etc.

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April 11, 1748

1748 April 11 (Monday).  Mr. Dunlop again works for me in the Garden.  Ebenezer ploughing stubble.  Mr. Wellman came p.m.  N.B. our reading Dr. Gauden’s Hieraspistes.[1] [1]John Gauden, Hieraspistes: a Defence, by Way of Apology, for the Ministry and Ministers … Continue reading

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April 12, 1748

1748 April 12 (Tuesday).  Mr. Wellman (having lodged here) rode with me to the Ministers Meeting at Marlborough early in the Morning.  I went so early because of an appointment made at Southborough by the other members of the Committee … Continue reading

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April 13, 1748

1748 April 13 (Wednesday).  Mr. Jenison sent another letter to the association and demanded a Categorical answer.  There was much debate about whether he should be answered and how.[1]  Mr. Cushing preached the public Lecture on 2 Pet. 1.10.  N.B. … Continue reading

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April 14, 1748

1748 April 14 (Thursday).  Mr. Wellman went home.  Mr. Barrett was to have preached my Lecture but he disappoints me, as he has done several Times, and I was obliged to preach myself.  Text, Gen. 17.7, latter part.  After Meeting … Continue reading

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April 15, 1748

1748 April 15 (Friday).  Mr. Campbell of Oxford came and lodged with us.

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April 16, 1748

1748 April 16 (Saturday).  Mr. Campbell left us.

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April 17, 1748

1748 April 17 (Sunday).  Sacrament, on Song 2.4.  P.M. Hos. 6.6, made the Chief of the Exercise from Sermon on John 17.3, from page 12 to page 22.

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April 18, 1748

1748 April 18 (Monday).  This was the Day of the Adjournment of the precinct meeting on the affair of my sallery at which I had great hopes the people would have considered my Circumstances Committing the matter however to the … Continue reading

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April 19, 1748

1748 April 19 (Tuesday).  I visited at Captain Forbushs and Neighbour Cooks on account of the difference subsisting between the women.  Was at Lieutenant Forbush.  N.B. Am told a Committee is seen in the Morning.  Very warm Weather.

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April 20, 1748

1748 April 20 (Wednesday).  Catachized at the Meeting House a. and p.m.  N.B. There were about 8 girls besides my own.  They were Lavinia Baker, Susanna Newton, Hephzibah Rice, Persis Crosby, Jemima Maynard, Ruhamah Pratt, Rachel Pratt, Jemima Brigham.  I … Continue reading

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April 21, 1748

1748 April 21 (Thursday).  Mr. Eliezer Rice’s Wife continues so very ill.  I visited her again.  Dr. Smith there.  N.B. Read Plutarch’s Life of Marc. Marcellus.  Noah How and Ebenezer mend Fence.

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April 22, 1748

1748 April 22 (Friday).  Killed a Pigg that weighed 7 score and 19 pound.  I stuck it myself.  Noah How and Ebenezer dressed it.  Noah and Ebenezer upon the Fences.  At Eve Dr. Stanton Prentice and Dr. Smith called here.  … Continue reading

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April 23, 1748

1748 April 23 (Saturday).  Mr. Eleazer Pratt here to desire me to attend the funeral of Mr. Francis Whitney who was taken suddenly ill the Day before yesterday — was soon after insensible — and yesterday p.m. deceased.  The Lord … Continue reading

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April 24, 1748

1748 April 24 (Sunday).  A.M. on Mat. 14.25.26.27.  P.M. On Hos. 6.6, but repeated Sermon John 17.3, from page 23 to 28.  Deacon Woodberry[1] of Sutton on his journey from the General Court dined here.  O, that God would grant … Continue reading

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April 25, 1748

1748 April 25 (Monday).  Frost this Morning.  Ebenezer mending Fence on the lower South Side.  Major Keyes[1] here p.m. to visit me. [1]John Keyes of Shrewsbury.

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April 26, 1748

1748 April 26 (Tuesday).  [No entry.]

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April 27, 1748

1748 April 27 (Wednesday).  My Colt came home of himself from Mr. Grouts.[1]  Noah How brought a plough which he had made for me at Ebenezer’s Desire, though we had one of Captain Warrin’s make.  P.M. Mr. Barns here.[2]  I … Continue reading

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April 28, 1748

1748 April 28[1] (Thursday).  Public Fast.  I preached all Day upon Hos. 6.6, composed on the occasion though for the Exercises on the last Sabbaths from this Text I repeated as before is said.  N.B. A number of Gentlemen at … Continue reading

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April 29, 1748

1748 April 29 (Friday).  I went to Captain Maynard’s and understood that Dr. Joseph Pyncheon[1] was one of the Gentlemen that Kept Fast with us, but he was gone upon his journey homeward.  Mr. Martyn came to see me.  I … Continue reading

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April 30, 1748

1748 April 30 (Saturday).  I have sent a letter to Mr. Smith about our changing (He had mentioned it at the Time of the Minister’s Meeting without Determining what Day).  I rode to Marlborough, calling at Judge Ward’s[1] to consult … Continue reading

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