Monthly Archives: September 1748

September 1, 1748

1748 September 1 (Thursday).  Went out with Lieutenant Hezekiah Ward to look up some Common Land, towards the Cedar Swamps.  Visited widow Thurston, Grow and Harrington.  Din’d at Home.  Sir Isaac Newton on Daniel.[1]  Everywhere Complaints of want of Water. … Continue reading

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September 2, 1748

1748 September 2 (Friday).  Mr. Biglo here clearing out my well, and paid him 10 shillings old Tenor for his work only part of the forenoon.  Mr. Israel Stevens of Grafton here and din’d with us.  A very reviving Rain … Continue reading

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September 3, 1748

1748 September 3 (Saturday).  Three Letters from my wife informing that on Tuesday last Mother Champney was seiz’d with the Numb Palsey, could not speak nor did know any Body, was alive and that was all: and that on Thursday … Continue reading

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September 4, 1748

1748 September 4 (Sunday).  I preach’d on 1 Thess. 5.17 a. and p.m.  Earnestly recommending the Duty of Public Reading the holy Scriptures.  Mrs. Fay (Samuel junior’s wife) din’d here.

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September 5, 1748

1748 September 5 (Monday).  Fine Showers again last Night, and rain’d Plentifully this morning.  Blessed be God who has permitted me to finish my 45th Year and to see the Light of this Morning.  Vide Natalitia.  [The following is recorded … Continue reading

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September 6, 1748

1748 September 6 (Tuesday).  Waited some Time for Mr. Martyn, but at Length I went without him.  Deacon Newton[1] and Brother Nathaniel Whitney, from Mr. Grouts accompany’d me to Grafton, we being warned to Meet there to sit in Council … Continue reading

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September 7, 1748

1748 September 7 (Wednesday).  We met at the Meeting House.  Mr. Hall (according to Turn) pray’d.  Such of the Separatists as had any Things to offer, who had not opportunity heretofore, were call’d; and while the Moderator was attending upon … Continue reading

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September 8, 1748

1748 September 8 (Thursday).  Mr. Davis of Holden being by providence among us, pray’d in the morning.  The Weight of forming the Result was thrown upon Me.  I retir’d and (with some assistance in one sentence from Mr. Hall, and … Continue reading

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September 9, 1748

1748 September 9 (Friday).  Brother and sister Hicks to Sutton.  I went to see Captain Warrin and his wife who are very bad — and their son Jonathan likewise ill.  Visited also Captain Maynards Family, Six of which are ill, … Continue reading

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September 10, 1748

1748 September 10 (Saturday).  A great Frost again last Night.  Asa Rice came p.m. from Mrs. Wheeler requesting me to visit her.  I went.  She was very low.  Took very Solemn Leave of her — return’d to Mr. Martyns and … Continue reading

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September 11, 1748

1748 September 11 (Sunday).  I preach’d for Mr. Martyn and he for me.  My Text Heb. 9.27 former part.  His Text John [blank].  I return’d at Eve.

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September 12, 1748

1748 September 12 (Monday).  Captain Warrin[1] dy’d last Night.  An heavy Loss!  He was a worthy Man.  The Lord sanctify it to us all!  Lieutenant Ward survey’d a piece of Land nigh the Cedar Swamps for me.  Neighbour David and … Continue reading

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September 13, 1748

1748 September 13 (Tuesday).  In the morning at Captain Maynards.  Mr. James Eager came to inform me that Mrs. Wheeler[1] dy’d last Night and I was desir’d to attend the Funeral tomorrow.  My Wife and I to Captain Warrins burying.  … Continue reading

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September 14, 1748

1748 September 14 (Wednesday).  My Wife and I rode over to Mrs. Wheelers burying.  We first went to Mr. Martyns, and din’d there.  Mr. Martyn rode with us to the House of Mourning.  Though I was ask’d to pray on … Continue reading

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September 15, 1748

1748 September 15 (Thursday).  I went to Marlborough though it was something showery.  In returning I attended upon Mrs. Amsden Funeral.  N.B. at Dr. Gotts to Day there was brought one John Brigham of 22 Years, whose arm he himself … Continue reading

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September 16, 1748

1748 September 16 (Friday).  Mr. Batheric here again — Sarah Henry still.  I visited Daniel Warrins Son Daniel and was at Mr. Knowltons.  Visited Lydia Bellows Sick at Ensign Rice’s.

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September 17, 1748

1748 September 17 (Saturday).  Sarah Henry.  Visited Mrs. Warrin and the Lads there who are sick yet.  Dr. Greenleaf[1] there.  I have been, I think Every Day this week abroad.  I have however some Preparations for the Sabbath.  But [1]Daniel … Continue reading

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September 18, 1748

1748 September 18 (Sunday).  I chose to go on with the Parental Duty from Prov. 22.6, as I deliver’d it before from Eph. 6.4, a. and p.m. reserving what I had writ upon Mat. 25.46 to another Time.  N.B. We … Continue reading

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September 19, 1748

1748 September 19 (Monday).  I was up extreme early — prepar’d a Deed which Neighbour Hezekiah How sign’d delivered Me of the Right to his fifth Division of Common Lands without the Cow Common.  I rode to Marlborough, to Mr. … Continue reading

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September 20, 1748

1748 September 20 (Tuesday).  Lecture to Young Men on Ps. 90.5, After burying Mr. Thaddeus Gales youngest Child and dining at Mr. Warrins.  Sarah Henry finish’d a blue Jacket for me.  Mr. Buckminster and wife here in Lecture Time.

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September 21, 1748

1748 September 21 (Wednesday).  Ebenezer to Worcester and return’d at Night.

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September 22, 1748

1748 September 22 (Thursday).  Ebenezer to Worcester again return’d at Night.  Great Showers at Night.  Visited at Ebenezer Rice’s and Mr. Charles Rice’s.  Examin’d Benjamin Tainter[1] at Mr. Ebenezer Rice’s. [1]The son of Deacon Simon Tainter.

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September 23, 1748

1748 September 23 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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September 24, 1748

1748 September 24 (Saturday).  Thomme brought the Saddle I bought of Benomi Bailey.

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September 25, 1748

1748 September 25 (Sunday).  Read a.m. the second Chapter of Genesis and preach’d on Prov. 22.6.  P.M. Read second Chapter of Matthew and preach’d on Mat. 25.46.  Southborough people at meeting.  Mrs. Liscomb[1] and Mr. Moses Johnsons wife[2] din’d with … Continue reading

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September 26, 1748

1748 September 26 (Monday).  Mr. Townsends wife being Sick, her Father Rogers (as her mother had done some time ago) requested me to go and see her; it was also her express Desire and sent over to Day She being … Continue reading

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September 27, 1748

1748 September 27 (Tuesday).  Mr. Barns[1] here, and I took the Opportunity to go down with him to that part of the Meadow east of my Improvements — and it being the most unprofitable (not worth mowing), but within my … Continue reading

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September 28, 1748

1748 September 28 (Wednesday).  Visited Mrs. Warrin, who tis hopeful is on the Recovery; as is Jonathan likewise: but Nahum was in great Extremeity and Nigh his End when I went there.  I pray’d with them — and after some … Continue reading

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September 29, 1748

1748 September 29 (Thursday).  A.M. at the Burial of Nahum Warrin[1] (so far as to be at the House and Pray and Exhort).  May this Death be a further warning to us!  Especially to our Young People!  Mr. Martyn and … Continue reading

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September 30, 1748

1748 September 30 (Friday).  My Kinsmen proceeded in their Journey toward Salem.  Moses Warrin came for me to visit his Mother[1] who grows worse again: at Evening I was there.  When I return’d found Mr. Breck[2] of Springfield and Mr. … Continue reading

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