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Monthly Archives: February 1749
1749 February 1 (Wednesday). I went over to Neighbour Hows. Sarah Crosby having liv’d here awhile I warmly inveigh’d against the Libertys allow’d to Young people. No watcher with my Wife. The daughter of David Crosby of Shrewsbury.
1749 February 2 (Thursday). My Wife grows better, one Day after another. Reflected on the Sorrows of my Family when my former wife was bury’d, this Day 13 Years agoe. Old Mr. Maynard here just after we had weigh’d the … Continue reading
1749 February 3 (Friday). Mr. David Woodwell here and receiv’d the Contribution of our Congregation for the Redemption of his Daughter out of Captivity, viz. £29.11.11 old Tenor.
1749 February 4 (Saturday). The Child Sore Mouth.
1749 February 5 (Sunday). Read the 20th of Genesis. I preach’d on John 12.26. P.M. read 20th of Matthew and preach’d on Heb. 12, part of 10.22 and 23. N.B. Mrs. Suzanna Tainter of Watertown din’d here. Hephzibah Crosby watch’d.
1749 February 6 (Monday). Town Meeting to call in Debts. I sent the Town a Paper respecting my arrears in the year (44) per hand of Captain Maynard. Marry’d Robert Cook and Sarah Crosby at his Fathers. John Maynard. The … Continue reading
1749 February 7 (Tuesday). I rode to Southborough and din’d at Mrs. [sic] Stone’s. His Wife had the Mid-wife with her, but the Women had dispers’d to their Several Homes. I proceeded in my Journey to Sudbury — to Deacon … Continue reading
1749 February 8 (Wednesday). I found the way to Mr. Jotham Browns — but he was not at home — din’d with his Wife and talk’d about my son Thomas’s living there. P.M. I went to Mr. Abijah Haynes’s — … Continue reading
1749 February 9 (Thursday). A rugged morning — went to Mr. Browns again. He agreed to take Thomas. I had Mr. William Rice’s Company from Mr. Lorings. Din’d at Deacon More’s. When I got up to Dr. Gotts heard that … Continue reading
1749 February 10 (Friday). In the morning visit Brother Stone — his wife departed yesterday p.m. A very sore Breach upon him — May God Support him and afford all needed Mercy to him and his dear Children! Mr. Noah … Continue reading
1749 February 11 (Saturday). Disappointed of Changing tomorrow with Mr. Martyn. I did what I could to prepare my Self. But at about 11 at night came Mr. Ebenezer Johnson from Southborough requesting me to change tomorrow with Mr. Minot … Continue reading
1749 February 12 (Sunday). I rode to Southborough and met Mr. Smith coming here. I preach’d for Mr. Stone (who was present) on occasion of his dear Spouse’s Decease. Text a.m. Ez. 24.16. P.M. on Mat. 24.44. Mr. Nicols of … Continue reading
1749 February 13 (Monday). This was the Sorrowful Day of the Funeral of Mrs. Judith Stone, the amiable and lovely Spouse of my Brother Stone of Southborough. Mr. Cushing and Mr. Martyn came and though a Snowy Time I went … Continue reading
1749 February 14 (Tuesday). I rode up to Mr. Cushings, who was sent to also by the Reverend Mr. Davis and the Church and people under his Care, to assist in the Services of the intended Fast at Holden, on … Continue reading
1749 February 15 (Wednesday). In the Morning came Mr. Buckminster and Mr. Maccarty. The Public Exercises of the Fast were carry’d on thus, Mr. Davis began with prayer. I preach’d on Rev. 6.8. Mr. Buckminster pray’d after sermon. P.M. Mr. … Continue reading
1749 February 16 (Thursday). The Weather somewhat Moderator. Mr. Cushing was my Company to Shrewsbury. We went in to see Mrs. Crosby (Mr. David Crosbys Wife) and in talking of the Marriage of her Daughter Sarah to Robert Cook, I … Continue reading
1749 February 17 (Friday). Cold and blustering. P.M. Mr. Martyn sent his Lad for Mrs. Molly, who therefore accordingly left us. N.B. I brought home from Holden the bloody Assizes in the West, and an Epitome of Ecclesiastical History. James … Continue reading
1749 February 18 (Saturday). Mr. Martyn here in his way to Grafton. N.B. he is going up in order to administer the Lord’s Supper there.
1749 February 19 (Sunday). Read Gen. 22, Mat. 22. Preach’d on Mat. 25.46. Mr. Upham.
1749 February 20 (Monday). Mr. John Mead here. Mr. Wellman. Mr. Martyn in his return from Grafton. Ebenezer rode up to Worcester o’mind to see Mr. Johnson the Smith. The Reverend James Wellman of Millbury.
1749 February 21 (Tuesday). Visit Mr. Benjamin Hows Family, 2 or 3 of his Children being under the Throat Distemper, especially Betty. At Eve Mr. [blank] Stone of Lexington (about to marry Hannah Holloway) here, with Gideon Hayward, to invite … Continue reading
1749 February 22 (Wednesday). At the Funeral of one of Mr. Thaddeus Gale’s Twins, and after the Funeral I visited Mr. Abner Newton who is still confin’d. Mr. Upham moves from Captain Bakers to Captain Maynards and keeps School there. … Continue reading
1749 February 23 (Thursday). Mr. Martyn and his Spouse made us a Visit, and din’d here. Mr. Upham also — and Spent the Evening with me. At Neighbour Hows — Betty grows worse.
1749 February 24 (Friday). I rode over to Deacon Forbush’s — din’d at his son Jonathan’s — proceeded as far as to Mr. Thomas Chaddocks (at Hopkinton) — agreed with him about his Son Thomas’s living with me. This was … Continue reading
1749 February 25 (Saturday). A message from Mr. Hows that Betty is dead, and to be bury’d today. I attended the Funeral. Hephzibah Crosby has been here for some Days spinning. Mrs. Fay here nursing still, for my wife gets … Continue reading
1749 February 26 (Sunday). Oblig’d to take some old preparations for both a. and p.m. What I had endeavour’s to prepare not being ripened. I therefore repeated sermon from Ps. 78.11 on Occasion of the Throat Distemper being among us … Continue reading
1749 February 27 (Monday). It being proprietors meeting at Marlborough to Day, I thought it best (as Solomon directs Prov. 25.9) to go over to Mr. Charles Rice’s to talk with him about the Land which Lieutenant Hezekiah Ward had … Continue reading