Monthly Archives: August 1751

August 1, 1751

1751 August 1 (Thursday).  At Deacon Newtons[1] whose son John is thought to be very dangerously ill.  At Mr. Pratts.  Neighbour Stephen Maynard going to Boston with his Team, my Brother after Spending the forenoon about my new Windows, and … Continue reading

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August 2, 1751

1751 August 2 (Friday).  John Newton sends for me being near his End.  Went: he wants I Should repeat to him the Discourse I had with him yesterday.  Pray’d with him.  Stephen Newton[1] is taken ill with the Same Distemper.  … Continue reading

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August 3, 1751

1751 August 2 (Friday).  John Newton sends for me being near his End.  Went: he wants I Should repeat to him the Discourse I had with him yesterday.  Pray’d with him.  Stephen Newton[1] is taken ill with the Same Distemper.  … Continue reading

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August 4, 1751

1751 August 4 (Sunday).  Read Numb. ninth Chapter a.m. and preach’d the last Sermon on Col. 1.21 from page 31 with additions.  Din’d with my Family at the New House.  P.M. read Acts 27 and preach’d on Job 15.11, with … Continue reading

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August 5, 1751

1751 August 5 (Monday).  Deacon Kimball[1] of Hopkinton came to Plaister the West End of my New House.  Mrs. Rachel Pratt, the Wife of Neighbour Hezekiah Pratt, dy’d about 1 p.m.  I was with her a.m. and we talk’d of … Continue reading

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August 6, 1751

1751 August 6 (Tuesday).  Deacon Kimbal at the New House.  Baldwin and his Man John all this Time there and my Daughter Molly lodges and works also, tending upon the Workmen in their Meals etc.  Mrs. Pratt was bury’d and … Continue reading

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August 7, 1751

1751 August 7 (Wednesday).  Deacon Kimball, as well as the Carpenters.  I am over there Daily.  Go to Mr. Bradishs and fetch upward of 200 Lath upon my Horse before me.  Ebenezer Carted Stuff for Cellar Stairs, and for a … Continue reading

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August 8, 1751

1751 August 8 (Thursday).  Deacon Kimball etc.  Ebenezer and Thomas Carted Two Load of Hay from the Meadow to the New Stack Yard which was mow’d last Saturday was sennight, and was made up the Friday following — being drench’d … Continue reading

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August 9, 1751

1751 August 9 (Friday).  At the New House.  Deacon Kimball, and his Son Ebenezer lay on the Plaistering.  Cornelius Cook[1] tends them.  The Carpenters Still there and Molly and Suse to provide for us.  Ebenezer and Thomas Cart one Load … Continue reading

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August 10, 1751

1751 August 10 (Saturday).  Ebenezer mows, and tends Hay all Day.  I am in the morning in no small Trouble for an Hand to tend Plaisterers.  Am forc’d to Send Thomas.  They finish to Day.

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August 11, 1751

1751 August 11 (Sunday).  Read Numb. 10 and preach’d on 1 Cor. 6.9, the first 4 pages, which I deliver’d in the Year 1727/8.  My Family din’d at the New House.  Mr. Stephen Maynard at noon came for me to … Continue reading

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August 12, 1751

1751 August 12 (Monday).  At the New House with the Carpenters.  P.M. at the Funeral of Stephen Newton.  N.B. had Din’d at Mr. Martyn’s — and Committed to his Care a paper for Subscriptions to My Collection of Poems, he … Continue reading

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August 13, 1751

1751 August 13 (Tuesday).  Hot Weather; and yet I go to the New House my Workmen finishing for the present, what they can do for me.

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August 14, 1751

1751 August 14 (Wednesday).  Jeduthum Baldwin and John Woods go over to work at the Meeting House at the North End of the Town.  Their Tools carry’d over in Mr. Martyns Chair, drawn by my mare.  I agree to give … Continue reading

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August 15, 1751

1751 August 15 (Thursday).  Molly has liv’d at the New House ever since we dieted the Workmen, to Day she went home, and after much hard work in the Day return’d at Eve.  I visited Mrs. Martha Warrin[1] in the … Continue reading

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August 16, 1751

1751 August 16 (Friday).  Exceeding rainy and stormy Morning.  Thomas lodg’d at the New House last Night and remains there this morning to clear out the Cellar, Shavings etc.  Ebenezer goes to him to join with him therein.  I rode … Continue reading

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August 17, 1751

1751 August 17 (Saturday).  I lodg’d at the New House.  My Family here and Molly, Suse and Alexander.  A very fine clear Day.  Ebenezer in the Morning brought over another Barell of Cyder, and Severall Boxes of Books and Pamphletts.  … Continue reading

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August 18, 1751

1751 August 18 (Sunday).  Read Numb. 11, preach’d on 1 Cor. 6.11.  Din’d at the New House.  P.M. read Rom. 1.  I gave an account of the Epistle and the Contents of the first Chapter.  Preach’d on Job 15.11.  Return’d … Continue reading

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August 19, 1751

1751 August 19 (Monday).  At the New House in the morning — when I came back rode up to Mr. Asa Brighams to desire Mrs. Brigham to release Hannah Pratt to nurse my wife.  N.B. was at Mr. Gershom Brighams … Continue reading

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August 20, 1751

1751 August 20 (Tuesday).  The Young Women rode with me to the New House, and we din’d there p.m.  I rode back and brought my Wife here to the New House, where now we take up our Dwelling, for the … Continue reading

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August 21, 1751

1751 August 21 (Wednesday).  I waited upon the Ladys as far as the Edge of Southborough in their Journey.  My sons Ebenezer and Thomas go to mowing at the Island — but by Various Hindrances, did not begin to mow … Continue reading

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August 22, 1751

1751 August 22 (Thursday).  Mrs. Forbush tripp’d away home just after break of Day.  But my wife grew so bad that I hastily rode away for her again and brought her.  It proves a very hot Day; but we must … Continue reading

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August 23, 1751

1751 August 23 (Friday).  Our Hay both at the Island and at home, wet.  At Eve very heavy Rains.  N.B. Mr. Charles Rice (who came and hoop’d our Bear-Barrell, and does various Chores at different Times) with divers others who … Continue reading

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August 24, 1751

1751 August 24 (Saturday).  Mr. Daniel Forbush came and laid the west Chamber Hearth.  My mind greatly Exercis’d on Account of the Great Solemnitys before me; especially considering how very slender my preparation is, in all respects.

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August 25, 1751

1751 August 25 (Sunday).  My Great Care was that both my Wife and I might transact aright with the glorious God in the Important Work of this Day.  Read (publickly) Numb. 12.  Preach’d on 1 Pet. 1.19.  The precious Blood … Continue reading

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August 26, 1751

1751 August 26 (Monday).  Ebenezer Carted over my principall Book Presses, and several Boxes more.  And it seems now like something of Remove.  I was at Morning Prayer with my children at my former Dwelling.  After Exercises I gave them … Continue reading

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August 27, 1751

1751 August 27 (Tuesday).  Ebenezer and Thomas Cart 3 Load of Hay from the Island and stack it at the New House.

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August 28, 1751

1751 August 28 (Wednesday).  Rode over to Mr. Martyns and din’d there.  I preach’d a Lecture at the North End, on Ps. 116.9, and at Eve return’d home.

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August 29, 1751

1751 August 29 (Thursday).  Mr. Frost and Rogers mow’d with Ebenezer in the Swamp at home, endeavouring to cutt down all to Day that we can come at to mow.  Nathaniel Whitney and his Brother in their going with a … Continue reading

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August 30, 1751

1751 August 30 (Friday).  At Night reckon’d with Lieutenant Tainter and with Merchant Rice, and Settled our accounts.

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August 31, 1751

1751 August 31 (Saturday).  I walk’d over to my Farm House, having no Horse here at the New, from thence I might Set out for Southborough whither I went towards Evening — got there when the Sun was about an … Continue reading

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