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Monthly Archives: November 1748
1748 November 1 (Tuesday). Mr. Pierpoint to Boston. Visited Mr. John Rogers’s daughter Suse who is sick. Dr. Gott etc. here.
1748 November 2 (Wednesday). Visited Captain Maynard who is still confin’d by sickness. At Mr. Hows. Ebenezer a Load of Pine. John Maynard.
1748 November 3 (Thursday). Visited Mr. D. Warrin and his wife again — and Mr. Samuel Crosbys son, and din’d there. P.M. to the private meeting at Lieutenant Tainters — on Mat. 26.14. N.B. My Daughter Mary with me. Supp’d … Continue reading
1748 November 4 (Friday). Very Cold Morning. Rain p.m. Ebenezer making a Bee-House.
1748 November 5 (Saturday). [No entry.]
1748 November 6 (Sunday). On Jer. 3.15 all Day. N.B. I have been wont to take some Notice of the first Sabbath after October 28 (the Day of my Ordination A.D. 1724) to treat of some Ministerial or other proper … Continue reading
1748 November 7 (Monday). Neighbour Rogers here and tells me his little Daughter is something better. At Captain Maynards at Evening.
1748 November 8 (Tuesday). Neighbour Rogers assist’d my son in killing a Cow (brindled which I some Years ago bought of Mr. Aaron Forbush). P.M. I rode to Mr. Bathericks and Mr. Cooks.
1748 November 9 (Wednesday). At Eve Mr. Abner Newton and wife made us a Visit; and this Eve also came Mr. Cotton of Newtown who informs me that his Daughter Cheney was married last Thursday to the Honourable Joseph Pyncheon … Continue reading
1748 November 10 (Thursday). Mr. Cotton for Newton. N.B. his son and Mr. Cook, his Neighbour at Newtown, with him. Mr. Grow and Batherick at work a.m. on my back porch. They din’d here, as did Reverend Mr. Stone, Two … Continue reading
1748 November 11 (Friday). [No entry.]
1748 November 12 (Saturday). [No entry.]
1748 November 13 (Sunday). Read the ninth of Genesis and preach’d on Mat. 22.37.38. Administer’d the Lords Supper. Deacon Newton, old Mrs. Tomlin and Mrs. Patience Woods din’d here. P.M. read ninth of Matthew. Preach’d on Mat. 25.46, last part. … Continue reading
1748 November 14 (Monday). Mr. Batherick here to work upon my shed, or back porch. At Eve I visited Captain Maynard who has of late grown Worse.
1748 November 15 (Tuesday). Bright fine Day. Captain Baker and Ensign Miller accompany’d me to Lancaster to the Installment of Mr. Timothy Harrington. We din’d at Mr. Nathan Balls. I lodg’d at Colonel Willards. Mr. Maccarty my Bedfellow. The minister … Continue reading
1748 November 16 (Wednesday). The Council form’d at Captain Willards. Mr. Hancock Moderator and pray’d. Mr. Harrington was examin’d by Mr. Loring respecting his principles. Mr. Storer pray’d publickly. Mr. Hancock preach’d on 1 Cor. 9.19. Mr. Loring gave the … Continue reading
1748 November 17 (Thursday). Went to Mr. Martyn and his wife, at Mr. Townsends; and we all and a Number more din’d at Mr. Goss’s. Mr. Martyn and his wife in their Chair my Company homeward as far as their … Continue reading
1748 November 18 (Friday). Mr. Charles Rice here. Tells me Lieutenant Ward has laid out his Land for me, that he has 16 acres upon that plain. Ebenezer digging a Vault.
1748 November 19 (Saturday). A very bright moderate Day. The Earth open yet, and a fine Opportunity to provide for Winter. N.B. Mr. Stephen Maynard brought me from Major Henchman, a New Folio Bible which the late Mr. Joseph Wheeler … Continue reading
1748 November 20 (Sunday). Mr. Bridge on Eccl. [blank] and on [blank]. I rode over to the North Side and preach’d a. and p.m. on John 5.28.29. Baptiz’d Elizabeth of Jonathan and Sibyl Green. Return’d at Eve. Mr. Bridge supp’d … Continue reading
1748 November 21 (Monday). I rode down to Mr. Cooks Shop. Was inform’d there that it was proprietors meeting at Marlborough, but I could not go, it being precinct meeting here, about my Support (So they are pleas’d to call … Continue reading
1748 November 22 (Tuesday). Ebenezer to Sutton to assist in bringing Rebecca Warrin to her own Home at Upton. My wife and I went to see old Mrs. Brigham who is sick; and call’d to see Several others. Moderate Season. … Continue reading
1748 November 23 (Wednesday). Rain. Thomas came home. A variety of presents from my Neighbours. But by means of the pressure of Family Cares, and many hindrances by my Circumstances, my mind was greatly confus’d — could make but little … Continue reading
1748 November 24 (Thursday). I was in a great Deal of Confusion, and my Soul greatly bowed down, so that I was very unprepar’d for the solemnity of the Thanksgiving, and yet through the kind assistance of a gracious God … Continue reading
1748 November 25 (Friday). Mrs. Brigham grows worse — her son Levi came in the Morning to call Me. I went — convers’d with her, and pray’d (as I did also when I visited her on the 22). N.B. Mr. … Continue reading
1748 November 26 (Saturday). A very fine pleasant Day. The Earth yet open. Sir Henchman brought up Bekky Gott. He and I walk’d to Captain Maynards; the Captain lying Still in a weak and low Condition. Molly rode yesterday to … Continue reading
1748 November 27 (Sunday). Read Gen. 11 and preach’d on Mat. 25.46, latter part. P.M. read (the first Time in the Great Bible) Mat. 11. and repeated Some of my brief Sketches on the Mediator from Heb. 12.24. N.B. A … Continue reading
1748 November 28 (Monday). Mr. Chapin from Grafton din’d here. Shews me a Letter which they had prepar’d to send to Mr. Hutchinson: he wants to have the Neighbouring Ministers also to write to him; whereas I conceiv’d ‘em to … Continue reading
1748 November 29 (Tuesday). Held a Catechetical Exercise: only instead of explaining the Catechism I deliver’d ‘em another Sermon on Joel 3.13 (put ye in the Sickle), without reading that or any other Text previous to it. A.M. at Lieutenant … Continue reading