Monthly Archives: February 1750

February 1, 1750

1750 February 1 (Thursday).  Foul Weather, but I went to the Public Lecture Mr. Checkley of the old North preach’d on Ps. 40.1.2.3.  May God forgive my wanderings and bless it to my souls profit!  Din’d at Brother Samuels.  P.M. … Continue reading

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February 2, 1750

1750 February 2 (Friday).  Undertook my Journey from Boston about 10 a.m.  Din’d at Brother Champney’s at Cambridge.  Call’d at Mr. Stephen Prentice’s[1] who was confin’d to his Chamber; and at Mr. Hancocks[2] at Lexington, but he was not at … Continue reading

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February 3, 1750

1750 February 3 (Saturday).  After a Visit to my son, I Set out again on my Journey home.  Din’d at Mr. Smiths[1] at Marlborough.  Found my Family well — Blessed by God! [1]The Reverend Aaron Smith.

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February 4, 1750

1750 February 4 (Sunday).  Read Exod. 14.21 to the End.  Preach’d a.m. and p.m. on Tit. 2.13.  N.B. was mov’d exceedingly p.m.  May God grant it may be abiding on my own Spirits, and have a Suitable influence upon all … Continue reading

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February 5, 1750

1750 February 5 (Monday).  Morning.  Ebenezer return’d my Horse to Mr. Jonathan Fays to be kept there again.  Mr. Whitney came to discourse with me about the precinct Affair.  N.B. they adjourn’d their late meeting to February 13 as I … Continue reading

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February 6, 1750

1750 February 6 (Tuesday).  I visited Mr. Martyn[1] — found him confin’d by his taking Physic.  Din’d with Mrs. Martyn — return’d before sunsett.  Mr. Francis Whipple and his wife made us a Visit.  Master Manning at Eve and lodg’d … Continue reading

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February 7, 1750

1750 February 7 (Wednesday).  Ebenezer in the slay to Concord for Thomas.  Cold morning moderate p.m.

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February 8, 1750

1750 February 8 (Thursday).  Thomas brought home by his Brother.  Drisly Weather p.m.  At Eve Mr. Daniel Hardy here and pays me more money.  Old Mr. Whipple and his wife make us a long visit and Sup with us.

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February 9, 1750

1750 February 9 (Friday).  Lieutenant Tainter here to acquaint me that the Precinct had adjourn’d their late meeting to Tuesday the 13th of the Month.  He beseeches me to remember the old Mens Council to Rehoboam, and Speak kindly to … Continue reading

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February 10, 1750

1750 February 10 (Saturday).  My Son Thomas is Somewhat better I hope — but seems dull and inactive yet.

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February 11, 1750

1750 February 11 (Sunday).  Read Exod. 15, beginning, but not having as yet given the Exposition of the Close of Chapter 14, which exhibits the Ground and Occasion of that famous song, I made that the Exercise for the Forenoon … Continue reading

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February 12, 1750

1750 February 12 (Monday).  Visited Mr. Abner Newton, who has relaps’d.  P.M. wrote a Line to Mr. Stone in reply to his of the 5th instant, by one Barton.  At Eve Ebenezer taken very ill, Shaking and great pain in … Continue reading

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February 13, 1750

1750 February 13 (Tuesday).  Ebenezer So ill that I sent for Mr. Stephen Maynard to go for Dr. Gott,[1] who accordingly went for him.  While my Neighbour was gone the Pain in Ebenezers Side was very extreme.  The Doctor himself … Continue reading

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February 14, 1750

1750 February 14 (Wednesday).  As to Ebenezer, the pains are moderated, but he has a Strong Fever.  Dr. Gott came and blooded him.  Storm of Snow.  Captain Maynard came to See us in our Affliction.  At Eve Ebenezer very restless; … Continue reading

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February 15, 1750

1750 February 15 (Thursday).  We watch with Ebenezer ourselves; One setting up the fore-part, another the latter part of the Night.  In the Morning he Seem’d to be Somewhat Comfortable, but it was not long before he grew worse.  Neighbour … Continue reading

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February 16, 1750

1750 February 16 (Friday).  Sent for the Two Young Men aforesaid who were at Breakfast with me.  Very Cold Day, yet Neighbour Jonathan Rogers is moving his wife and Children to Day, up to Mr. Lulls at Ware River.  Ebenezer … Continue reading

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February 17, 1750

1750 February 17 (Saturday).  Ebenezer more Shatter’d and delirious when he wakes up; his Fever somewhat off in the morning but returns very Strong at about 10 a.m. as it did also yesterday.  The morning exceeding Cold, So that the … Continue reading

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February 18, 1750

1750 February 18 (Sunday).  Joshua Winchester having watch’d acquaints us that Ebenezer though very bad in the fore part of the Night, yet slept considerably well the latter, and Seems better this morning.  The Glory be to God, who seems … Continue reading

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February 19, 1750

1750 February 19 (Monday).  Aaron Warrin watch’d last Night with Ebenezer who we hope is through Gods great Mercy a little better.  Neighbours Edwards Whipple and Eleazer Williams came and kindly sledded wood.  It was the more kind and seasonable … Continue reading

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February 20, 1750

1750 February 20 (Tuesday).  Was Somewhat concern’d about Ebenezers spitting Blood, but this Morning it disappears.  Abraham Batchellor had watch’d.  Billy seems better in the first of the Morning, but afterwards droops again.  Dr. Gott here.  He gives Billy a … Continue reading

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February 21, 1750

1750 February 21 (Wednesday).  Ebenezer considerably better — blessed be God!  Lucy much indispos’d Still, but Billy is at his Lessons again.  Captain Maynard and Deacon Forbush here.  P.M. Lieutenant Tainter he informs me that he finds he shall be … Continue reading

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February 22, 1750

1750 February 22 (Thursday).  Rode to Southborough — at Mr. Johnsons to Buy Corn for my Horse at Mr. Fays.  Din’d at Mr. Stones.  N.B. Mr. Thomas How and his despairing Wife there.  Rode to Marlborough.  Deacon Tainters,[1] Dr. Gotts … Continue reading

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February 23, 1750

1750 February 23 (Friday).  Justice Baker here to see us in our Affliction, but my Children are through Mercy better.  Thomas had a Ratteen Banyan made by Mrs. Lucy Bowker.  Mr. Samuel Fay junior brought me an English Cheese from … Continue reading

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February 24, 1750

1750 February 24 (Saturday).  Very fine Spring like weather for several Days.

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February 25, 1750

1750 February 25 (Sunday).  Great Rains a.m. and the Roads being exceeding Hollow I did not go to Meeting — but perform’d divers Exercises in my own Family.  Neighbour Noah How came and join’d with us.  He din’d with us.  … Continue reading

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February 26, 1750

1750 February 26 (Monday).  Letter from Rev. Mr. Maccarty containing a Request in behalf of Mr. Joshua Biglo for a Contribution here.  Mr. Hutchinson who preach’d at Southborough Yesterday, din’d here.  P.M. Mr. Stone to Esq. Baker, as Answer to … Continue reading

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February 27, 1750

1750 February 27 (Tuesday).  I was at Esq. Bakers and Ebenezer Rice’s.  I call’d there a.m.  At Mr. Martyns p.m. to desire him to preach my Lecture.  My wife at Mr. John Chamberlins.  Brother Hicks here.

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February 28, 1750

1750 February 28 (Wednesday).  Thomas return’d to Mr. Goolds at Concord.  P.M. my wife and I made a Visit to Mr. Abner Newton who is in a Languishing Condition.  N.B. He put into my Hand a 20 shilling Bill New … Continue reading

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