Monthly Archives: October 1750

October 1, 1750

1750 October 1 (Monday).  I went from Mr. Elijah Warrins to Mr. Beriah Rice’s — Mr. Marshal Bakers — Mr. Jonas Warrins, Mr. James Bradishs, Mr. Dunlaps, Mr. Gashets[1] and Mr. Chaddocks[2] — to Lieutenant Tainters.  N.B. Sam Bumpso and … Continue reading

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October 2, 1750

1750 October 2 (Tuesday).  Deacon Forbush and his Son at the Cellar.  Mr. Frost, Levi Jummers and Charles Rice junior from about 10 o’Clock a.m.  Two of them in the Cellar digging and tending the Masons; and the other of … Continue reading

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October 3, 1750

1750 October 3 (Wednesday).  Deacon and his Son at the Cellar, Neighbour Frost, Levi Jummers and Charles Rice, junior from about 10 o’clock a.m.  Two of them in the Cellar digging and tending the Masons; and the other of them … Continue reading

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October 4, 1750

1750 October 4 (Thursday).  Mr. William Pierce came to stone the well and Sam Bumpso to tend him, but they judg’d that the Water was not deep enough, though they Spend much Time in drawing; and I assisted what I … Continue reading

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October 5, 1750

1750 October 5 (Friday).  Mr. Pierce and Samuel Bumpso Stoning the Well.  Joseph Grout junior help’d them.  N.B. Two foot of Water in the Morning.  N.B. The Well 22 feet Deep.  Mr. Haven and I rode over to Mr. Martyns … Continue reading

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October 6, 1750

1750 October 6 (Saturday).  I am much afflicted with Toothach.  Bright but cool weather.  Jonathan Smith helps Ebenezer Thrash Rye.  Mr. Haven to Upton p.m.  Nobody at work at New House or Well but Mr. Daniel Forbush at the Cellar.

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October 7, 1750

1750 October 7 (Sunday).  Much afflicted with Toothach.  Had a sorrowful Night of Pain.  Drew a Blister but it did not give me Ease.  I went to Meeting through much Difficulty, and through Divine Goodness went through the Exercises.  Read … Continue reading

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October 8, 1750

1750 October 8 (Monday).  Expected Masons but they came not.  I provided Two Hands, Mr. Frost and Thomas Whipple to tend ‘em but was oblig’d to employ ‘em in throwing out the Cobbling Stones out of the Cellar, which may … Continue reading

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October 9, 1750

1750 October 9 (Tuesday).  My Wife and Daughter Molly rose early and rode to Worcester to Dr. Bricks to visit them before they leave these parts of the World.  I had a comfortable Day, through Gods Goodness, though I was … Continue reading

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October 10, 1750

1750 October 10 (Wednesday).  Jonathan Smith helps Ebenezer Still, in getting in the Harvest.  It was So cloudy and dull weather that though I was much eas’d of my Pains yet I was feeble and did not go out.

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October 11, 1750

1750 October 11 (Thursday).  Expected Mr. Pierce to Stone the New Well.  Sent Ebenezer over to tend him but he came not — so Ebenezer after throwing Some of the Cellar Stones to the Well return’d home.  Heard afterward that … Continue reading

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October 12, 1750

1750 October 12 (Friday).  Sent Billy on the Mare to Worcester with a Letter to Brother Samuel Breck about his Servant Girl but without Effect, he not accepting my offer for her.  Ebenezer rode over to Mr. Pierce but to … Continue reading

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October 13, 1750

1750 October 13 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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October 14, 1750

1750 October 14 (Sunday).  Read Lev. 3, and preach’d on 1 Cor. 11.20, administering the Lords Supper.  My Wife and I din’d at the Justice’s.  P.M. read John 16, and preach’d on 1 Pet. 46 latter Part.  At Eve (blessed … Continue reading

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October 15, 1750

1750 October 15 (Monday).  I rode over to my New House.  Mr. Daniel Warrin to tend on Mr. Pierce.  At length came Mr. Pierce to go on with stoning the Well.  Got Mr. Charles Rice to send a son till … Continue reading

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October 16, 1750

1750 October 16 (Tuesday).  Mr. Newton and Forbush at the Cellar Wall which is the Foundation for the Chimney.  Jonathan Smith works there, at the Cellar and Well, Mr. Pierce being at the stoning the Well.  Sam Bumpso tends him.  … Continue reading

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October 17, 1750

1750 October 17 (Wednesday).  Mr. Newton (who dines at his sisters, but lodges at various Places in the Neighbourhood) and Mr. Forbush at the Foundation of the Chimneys Still — are now got even with the Ground.  Jonathan Smith tends … Continue reading

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October 18, 1750

1750 October 18 (Thursday).  Very Rainy.  No body at Work.  Held up p.m.  Catechiz’d at Meeting House.  N.B. at Mr. Eliezer Rice’s at Eve: and Mrs. Rice taxes me with being worldly.

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October 19, 1750

1750 October 19 (Friday).  Messrs. Newton and Forbush.  Jonathan Smith tends.  Mr. Pierce stones the Well about 2 foot above Ground — Clears out the well — asks me 7£ Old Tenor.  Afterwards he took less.  Ebenezer works there, and … Continue reading

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October 20, 1750

1750 October 20 (Saturday).  Mr. Newton at the Chimneys.  Mr. Forbush also; and Jonathan Smith to tend ‘em.  I rode over to Mr. Martyns, and thence to Bolton.  Din’d at Mr. Benjamin Baileys.  Proceeded to Mr. Robert Fosgits[1] for Brick … Continue reading

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October 21, 1750

1750 October 21 (Sunday).  Mr. Martyn in the Rain to Southborough.  Mr. Stone came and preach’d here a.m. on 1 Pet. 4.18.  P.M. on Eph. 5.16.  He read Levit. 4, John 17.  I preach’d for Mr. Martyn a. and p.m. … Continue reading

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October 22, 1750

1750 October 22 (Monday).  A very Cold windy, freezing Day.  Mr. Newton came to work, and Jonathan Smith to tend him; but the Mortar was So froze and the Cold so increasing that they were scarce able to stand it.  … Continue reading

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October 23, 1750

1750 October 23 (Tuesday).  Windy, but somewhat more moderate weather.  Mr. Newton and Mr. Forbush at work, and Ebenezer tending.  Association Fast at Bolton, but I could not go by reason of the work which is doing at my new … Continue reading

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October 24, 1750

1750 October 24 (Wednesday).  Mr. Newton and Forbush at the Chimneys.  Ebenezer tends.  Hear that Lieutenant Tainter[1] with assistance of Deacon Newton[2] etc., Strain’d upon Mr. James Maynard, and actually laid him in Jayl.  I rode down to Mr. Daniel … Continue reading

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October 25, 1750

1750 October 25 (Thursday).  Mr. Newton and Forbush at the Chimneys — Jonathan Smith tended.  Joseph Rice came and offer’d to help me to Day.  Thomas and he carted and sledded stones about the well.  I rode to Lieutenant Tainters … Continue reading

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October 26, 1750

1750 October 26 (Friday).  Ebenezer Carted the 3 Mantle Trees which were hew’d yesterday — and tended Mr. Newton and Forbush at the Chimneys.  I visited the Sick — viz. Two Children of Mr. Eleazer Whitney, 3 of Mr. Daniel … Continue reading

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October 27, 1750

1750 October 27 (Saturday).  Mr. Haven left us again, and is to preach at Medway tomorrow.  My Condition very afflictive, while I have so many Difficultys, to conflict with so many avocations and Disturbances from almost all Quarters.  May God … Continue reading

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October 27, 1750

1750 October 28 (Sunday).  This Day Twenty Six years ago I receiv’d holy ordination.  Blessed be God for His Longsuffering towards so unprofitable and unfaithfull a Creature!  and O that the Lord would pardon, through the mediation of Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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October 29, 1750

1750 October 29 (Monday).  I early return’d to Westborough.  Call’d at Mr. Biglo’s.  N.B. His Fray with Mrs. Pierce which I did something to compose.  Mr. Newton and Forbush at the Chimney.  Ebenezer and Sam Bumpso tend them.  Was oblig’d … Continue reading

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October 30, 1750

1750 October 30 (Tuesday).  Mr. Newton, Mr. Forbush and Jonathan Smith, together with my son Ebenezer at the Chimneys.  I rode over to the New House.  I rode up to Captain Bakers, to get him to Cart Some more Stones … Continue reading

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October 31, 1750

1750 October 31 (Wednesday).  Messrs. Newton and Forbush at the Chimney, my Son Thomas and Jonathan Smith tended ‘em.  Lieutenant Tainter sent us a Quarter of Mutton at Evening besides which there was not anything Sent us for the approaching … Continue reading

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