Monthly Archives: June 1748

June 1, 1748

1748 June 1 (Wednesday).  It has been the dryest Time we have known for a great While, but at night and

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June 2, 1748

1748 June 2 (Thursday).  In the morning were refreshing Showers of Rain.  A great Mercy and Blessing!  A.M. I walk’d over to Eliezer Rice’s — his Father in Law Bootman there.  Mr. Breck[1] here, in his Journey to Springfield, and … Continue reading

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June 3, 1748

1748 June 3 (Friday).  Bright Day, Mr. Breck left us.  Mr. Leavitt[1] of Sommers here and din’d.  Neighbour Jonathan Rogers here again and I took pains with him in examining him for some Hours.  Ebenezer and Joseph carting fencing-Stuff.  Receiv’d … Continue reading

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June 4, 1748

1748 June 4 (Saturday).  Mrs. Joanna, wife of Jonathan Rogers here to be Examin’d.  P.M. Divers Gentlemen from Grafton going over to Mr. Martyn in order to obtain a Church Meeting.  They were, Captain Willard, Mr. Brooks[1] and Mr. Simon … Continue reading

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June 5, 1748

1748 June 5 (Sunday).  A.M. on Mat. 15.1.2.  P.M. on John 6.45.  And they shall all be taught of God.  Repeating some parts (the Heads much chang’d) of Sermon on John 17.3.  I began with page 33 Article 6 and … Continue reading

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June 6, 1748

1748 June 6 (Monday).  At Evening took a Ride in the Chair with Cousen Betty, and my Daughter Lucy beyond the Pond.  Ebenezer and Joseph have been very much upon the Fences, ridering etc.  Mr. Bootman[1] of Beverly here. [1]Numerous … Continue reading

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June 7, 1748

1748 June 7 (Tuesday).  Ebenezer and Joseph undertook to kill a Fatt Calf for me.

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June 8, 1748

1748 June 8 (Wednesday).  Mr. Cook[1] here, Settled our accounts and paid him for his work. [1]Cornelius Cook, the blacksmith.

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June 9, 1748

1748 June 9 (Thursday).  In the Morning (being Publick Fast because of the Drought) came 2 Chairs.  Mr. Gay[1] of Suffield and his Wife, his Brother also and Mrs. Ballentine with her little Daughter from Horns[2] at Southborough.  Mr. Gay … Continue reading

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June 10, 1748

1748 June 10 (Friday).  Mr. Martyn here in his Way to Grafton, to hold a Church Meeting there.  Mr. Lull and Townsend here going to see Jonathan Rogers who is Sick.  A very hot Day.  Ebenezer and Joseph who began … Continue reading

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June 11, 1748

1748 June 11 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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June 12, 1748

1748 June 12 (Sunday).  Deliver’d the sermons which I had design’d for the Fast, Scil. on Jer. 14.22.

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June 13, 1748

1748 June 13 (Monday).  Visited Neighbour Jonathan Rogers who is sick of a Fever.  Training of North Company.  Rain at Night.  I pray’d with them and din’d at Captain Maynards.  Ebenezer and Molly and Betty rode to Colonel Wards.

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June 14 ,1748

1748 June 14 (Tuesday).  Mr. Cushing, Mr. Morse, Mr. Davis and I rode to Hopkinton to the Association.  No Concio.  The Report of the Committee was read, but Mr. Smith and Mr. Mellen did So except against our Declaring ourselves … Continue reading

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June 15, 1748

1748 June 15 (Wednesday).  Mr. Loring ask’d advice concerning his dismissing members to Mr. Solomon Reeds Church in Framingham.  I preach’d the Public Lecture on 2 Cor. 3.18.  After Dinner we return’d to Consider the Report of the Committee and … Continue reading

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June 16, 1748

1748 June 16 (Thursday).  Visited Neighbour Jonathan Rogers who is very bad.  P.M. preach’d to young people on 1 John 2.15.  Few at Meeting.  After Exercise much Communication with serious Mr. Bradish.  Sent by him to have Mr. Cook come … Continue reading

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June 17, 1748

1748 June 17 (Friday).  Mr. Cook came — after much Discourse I Said to him “If you do agree that Since the Conversation and Assistance of the Brethren that were together upon our Affair (Mr. Bradish, Mr. Belknap and Mr. … Continue reading

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June 18, 1748

1748 June 18 (Saturday).  Thunder and Lightning.  At Eve I rode to Marlborough.  Met Mr. Smith on the Road.

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June 19, 1748

1748 June 19 (Sunday).  Bad News from the Frontiers.  Last Thursday 10 men assaulted by a great Body of Indians between Hinsdells Fort and Fort Dummer.  Three kill’d and Seven Captivated.  We hear also that Colonel Stoddard[1] of Northampton is … Continue reading

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June 20, 1748

1748 June 20 (Monday).  Visited Neighbour Jonathan Rogers again, who we think is growing better.

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June 21, 1748

1748 June 21 (Tuesday).  My Wife and I rode over to Mr. Martyns, to the raising of their New House.  Ruth and Hannah Hicks[1] came to see us.  Thomas Rogers borrowed money, 40 shillings.  More Mischief by the Indians.  The … Continue reading

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June 22, 1748

1748 June 22 (Wednesday).  Catechetical Exercise on the Third Commandment.  After the Exercise I went to Mr. Amsdens to the raising of his New House.  My Wife not well and therefore could not go with me.  N.B. Mr. Gale, Father … Continue reading

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June 23, 1748

1748 June 23 (Thursday).  Mr. Martyn in his way to Grafton Church meeting brought his Daughter to see us.  She din’d here and tarry’d till Evening, till her Father return’d from Grafton.  Neighbour Barns bought a Barrell of boil’d Cyder.  … Continue reading

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June 24, 1748

1748 June 24 (Friday).  Exceeding Hott dry Season.  Joseph and Ebenezer mowing and raking.  P.M. came Mr. Stephen Fay with a Warrant from Captain Edward Baker Esquire with which he press’d Joseph Bowker, my Young Man, into the service!  I … Continue reading

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June 25, 1748

1748 June 25 (Saturday).  Still exceeding Hot, but was oblig’d to turn out and Pole Hay both Yesterday and to Day also.  Joseph Bowker is oblig’d to go to the Frontiers and accordingly left us.  May God be his Guardian … Continue reading

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June 26, 1748

1748 June 26 (Sunday).  Another very hot Day and the Earth exceeding Dry.  Unless the Lord have Mercy on us the Event must needs be very terrible.  A.M. on Mat. 15.3-6.  P.M. repeated sermon on 1 John 2.15 latter part.  … Continue reading

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June 27, 1748

1748 June 27 (Monday).  The Heat Continues.  Ebenezer began hilling.  Wrote to Brother William on occasion of his Wife’s Death.  Mr. Maynard made us a Visit and brought Mr. John Nichols of Boston and his Spouse.  Mr. Barns and his … Continue reading

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June 28, 1748

1748 June 28 (Tuesday).  Visited Neighbour Jonathan Rogers.  Mr. Jason Whitney here and desires me to write to Colonel Ward about recalling Joseph Bowker; and I comply’d with it, and Sent it by him.  A very great Dew and some … Continue reading

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June 29, 1748

1748 June 29 (Wednesday).  The Great Mercy of God is magnify’d in the Refreshing Showers again.  Cloudy all Day.  Rain’d most of the afternoon.

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June 30 ,1748

1748 June 30 (Thursday).  I greatly expected Mr. Martyn to preach my Lecture but to my considerable Disappointment he did not come.  I preach’d from 1 Cor. 11.24, last Clause — but was oblig’d to repeat my old sermon 2 … Continue reading

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