Monthly Archives: October 1748

October 1, 1748

1748 October 1 (Saturday).  Cold Day.  Mr. Breck and Ballantine proceeded for Boston.  Dr. Gott din’d here.  P.M. Mr. Edwards Whipple brought home my young Cattle which came from Nichewoag: and receiv’d a Letter from the Church of Rutland to … Continue reading

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October 2, 1748

1748 October 2 (Sunday).  I was in very dull and Lifeless Frame especially a.m.  Read the third Chapter of Genesis in the Assembly.  Repeated sermon on 1 Cor. 10.16 from page 9 to page 15.  Administer’d the ordinance of the … Continue reading

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October 3, 1748

1748 October 3 (Monday).  Ebenezer carting apples to Mr. Hows[1] mill.  Aaron Warrin hir’d into the House to make Shooes.  Mrs. Josselyn here with a quarter of young Mutton.  She din’d with us.  At Evening in a Private Manner Rebecca … Continue reading

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October 4, 1748

1748 October 4 (Tuesday).  Aaron Warrin works here.  My wife began to still Cyder, having borrow’d a large Iron Pott of Mr. Eliezer Rice for that Purpose.  P.M. I rode to Mr. Daniel Warrins to see his brother in law … Continue reading

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October 5, 1748

1748 October 5 (Wednesday).  My Wife stilling.  Aaron Warrin at work.  Benjamin Tainter only came to gathering Corn a.m.  Some others p.m. viz. Neighbours Edwards Whipple, Joseph Green junior, Thomas Whipple, Mr. Elijah Warrin.  I visited Deacon Forbush who is … Continue reading

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October 6, 1748

1748 October 6 (Thursday).  I visited the widow Warrin who is very low, as it likewise Jonathan Warrin.  My wife and I rode over to Mr. Martyns.  I preach’d his Lecture on Song 2.4.  At Eve Rain.  Some Number of … Continue reading

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October 7, 1748

1748 October 7 (Friday).  Rainy.  Aaron Warrin makes a pair of shooes for Bekky.  Rainy.  Disappoint’d of gathering the rest of my Corn.  A Letter from the Church of Grafton, signed by Deacon Merriam, desiring me to assist in a … Continue reading

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October 8, 1748

1748 October 8 (Saturday).  Ebenezer gathering more of winter apples.  The Bridegroom (Mr. Elijah Warrin) came at Eve.

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October 9, 1748

1748 October 9 (Sunday).  Preach’d all Day on Mat. 25, 46 former part.  May God most merciful and gracious add his almighty Blessing to render the word Effectual to the awakening of every one!  Read a.m. fourth of Genesis.  P.M. … Continue reading

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October 10, 1748

1748 October 10 (Monday).  Aaron Warrin at Work in making Shooes.  The Bridegroom and Bride having kept Sabbath here together were preparing to go to Sutton when Brother Hicks came, Supposing me to be going to Cambridge.  But because of … Continue reading

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October 11, 1748

1748 October 11 (Tuesday).  Preparing a sermon a.m. on Jer. 3.15 for Grafton Fast.  P.M. I din’d with the South Company Officers — Lieutenant Bruce[1] had the Command by Means of Captain Bakers[2] being engag’d as one of the Referrees … Continue reading

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October 12, 1748

1748 October 12 (Wednesday).  Was call’d up as soon as ‘twas Light to go down to Neverson Warrin, who dy’d while I was present.  He was in his Eleventh Year.  Mr. Hezikiah Pratt afforded me the help of his Boy … Continue reading

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October 13, 1748

1748 October 13 (Thursday).  Rainy morning.  Mr. Ballantine came.  It held up and I left him to go to Grafton Fast.  I sat in the Pulpit sometime waiting for Mr. Hall and Maccarty.  At length I began with Prayer.  Mr. … Continue reading

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October 14, 1748

1748 October 14 (Friday).  Neverson Warrins Buryal.  My Interruption very great.

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October 15, 1748

1748 October 15 (Saturday).  Jonathan Warrins Buryal.  Deaths so oft — we had need take warning.  At Evening came Cousen Samuel Proctor from Boston, his Brother Joseph his Company but went to Captain Maynards.

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October 16, 1748

1748 October 16 (Sunday).  A.M. repeated on Eccl. 9.12.  P.M. preach’d on Act 16.29.30.  Read a.m. the fifth of Genesis and p.m. the fifth of Matthew.  Both Procters din’d and supp’d here, but Mr. Joseph would lodge at Captain Maynards.  … Continue reading

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October 17, 1748

1748 October 17 (Monday).  The Procters sett out for Sutton.  Ebenezer began to make our late Cyder.  I rode to Mr. Josselyns who kindly lent me 20£ old Tenor.  I proceeded on my Journey to Watertown.  Rain’d at Eve.  Was … Continue reading

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October 18, 1748

1748 October 18 (Tuesday).  In the Morning I visited Mr. Storer.  Went to Cambridge to Brother Champneys — din’d there.  We went over to sisters Lydia and Barrett.  Read Mothers Will in which gives her Cloths to sister Hannah and … Continue reading

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October 19, 1748

1748 October 19 (Wednesday).  Broke fast at Hearsys.[1]  Din’d at Cowels.[2]  Visited my Neece Lydia Tyley now Davis.[3]  Was at Mr. Olivers — his Father and Mother etc. there.  At Eve at Mr. Owens and at Mr. Quincys.[4]  Lodg’d at … Continue reading

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October 20, 1748

1748 October 20 (Thursday).  Mr. Barnard[1] of Marblehead the public Lecture on Rom. 5.12.  Din’d at Dr. Sewals: who shew’d me Mr. Moorheads[2] Letter in Defence of himself against Mr. Buckminster.[3]  P.M. at Deacon Bouteneau’s Garden.  At Eve rode over … Continue reading

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October 21, 1748

1748 October 21 (Friday).  The Heirs of Mother Champney together and we made Computations among ourselves and agreed.  Sister Lydia took administrations (not in form of Law) and gave us Security.  I din’d at Brother Barretts.[1]  After I had drawn … Continue reading

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October 22, 1748

1748 October 22 (Saturday).  Mr. Bridge rode with me as far as Mr. David Bruce’s — talk’d with his wife (heretofore Hannah Pierce) being under the Frowns of the Southborough Church.  I din’d at Colonel Williams[1] at Marlborough.  P.M. found … Continue reading

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October 23, 1748

1748 October 23 (Sunday).  Preach’d a.m. on Acts 16.29.30.  P.M. on 10.31 but repeated part sermon on John 3.36.  Mr. Samuel Crosby and Mrs. Tainter din’d here.

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October 24, 1748

1748 October 24 (Monday).  Mr. Graves[1] Messenger from the Church of Southborough here without Mr. Stone,[2] his eldest son being ill of the Throat Distemper.  Captain Baker and Ensign Miller came (as Delegates of our Church) and we went to … Continue reading

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October 25, 1748

1748 October 25 (Tuesday).  The Council was form’d.  I was their unwritten Moderator.  Mr. Hall of Sutton was Clerk.  We went to the Meeting House a.m.  I opened the Meeting with prayer.  We read the Paper of Grounds of uneasiness … Continue reading

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October 26, 1748

1748 October 26 (Wednesday).  Mr. Campbell[1] pray’d at the opening the forenoon session.  Mr. Samuel Stone chiefly this forenoon, with his Friends.  We were again in hearing p.m. giving fair opportunity to the Irish etc. to answer if they pleas’d.  … Continue reading

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October 27, 1748

1748 October 27 (Thursday).  We were not ready with the Result till late p.m., for another Affair arose before us — viz. a Quarrell between Captain Edward Rice and Deacon Eleazer Ball.  A Number of the Council went to the … Continue reading

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October 28, 1748

1748 October 28 (Friday).  And Next Morning but without Effect though we sat upon it p.m. also; and till toward Night.  The Council appointed a Committee to hear it, viz. Mr. Campbell and myself, with Colonel Larnard, Mr. Brown of … Continue reading

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October 29, 1748

1748 October 29 (Saturday).  A very rainy Night and Morning.  But Mr. Buckminster went to Westborough and both Mr. Williams and I stay’d at Rutland.

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October 30, 1748

1748 October 30 (Sunday).  I preach’d at Rutland a.m. on 2 Cor. 3.14.15.  Mr. Williams p.m. on Phil. 1.9.10.11.  Mr. Buckminster at Westborough on [blank].  Sundry people came to Mr. Buckminster at Eve.  Mr. Frink, Captain Howard etc.

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October 31, 1748

1748 October 31 (Monday).  Mr. Williams and I (who had all this Time lodg’d together) rode together to Holden.  Old Mr. Clark my old irish Neighbour Scourg’d us.  Call’d at Mr. Davis’s.[1]  Mr. Williams to Lancaster.  Mr. Phelps my Company … Continue reading

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