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Monthly Archives: July 1754
1754 July 1 (Monday). Messrs. Martyn and Maccarty and their Wives here p.m. Neighbour Eleazer Williams plough’d at the Island, and Mr. Benjamin Tainter hoed. Send Two Calves to be kept at t’other Place: Mr. Tainter assisted in getting them … Continue reading
1754 July 2 (Tuesday). My Mare was brought from Mr. Tainters: and Lieutenant and I rode to Holliston. Neither heard nor saw any Thing of Esquire Baker, the other Delegate. At Mr. Daniel Mellens who had call’d us, we found … Continue reading
1754 July 3 (Wednesday). In the Morning I had some Discourse with him which open’d a Way for us to proceed in — I wrote — it took; with Mr. Bridge’s Help it was ripen’d — and we had a … Continue reading
1754 July 4 (Thursday). Lowery till 8 or 9. I return’d home when it clear’d up in Safety, except my feeble state. My wife tells me that 16 Hands came Yesterday forenoon and hoed the rest of my Corn over.
1754 July 5 (Friday). Am not altogether So faint and feeble. Can Study part of my Time.
1754 July 6 (Saturday). Mr. Jason Haven, a Senior sophister here; din’d with us. Sent an Answer to Mr. Smiths second Letter by Primus — Mr. Phinehas Rice’s Negro. P.M. I attended the burying of Mr. Thomas Twitchells Infant. (Harvard … Continue reading
1754 July 7 (Sunday). Read and gave large Exposition of 1 Sam. 2. P.M. read 1John 2. By the Extra Business of last Week was able to prepare but one Exercise — therefore p.m. repeated Exposition on Mat. 11.29.30, delivering … Continue reading
1754 July 8 (Monday). Went to t’other House; my son Ebenezer began to mow between the House and Barn. Brought over Ebenezer’s Mare for Mr. Ebenezer Rice to go down with Mr. Ezra Taylor to Abraham Smith of Sudbury. At … Continue reading
1754 July 9 (Tuesday). Mr. Haven to Framingham. Thomas mow’d at the Island. Billy mow’d p.m. Mr. Forbush and his Wife and Child with their Friend Deacon Cutler and his Wife came from Brookfield to t’other House last Night, and … Continue reading
1754 July 10 (Wednesday). Expected Mr. Stone to preach my Lecture but he did not come. I preach’d myself on 1 Cor. 11.31. Thomas and Billy at the Island part of the Day.
1754 July 11 (Thursday). Mr. Phinehas Hardy here about the Affair of the Pew; and he seems inclin’d to have me resign the matter to Mr. Jonathan Forbush that he may take the Pew and Pay the Money. I visited … Continue reading
1754 July 12 (Friday). Mr. Arnold of Grafton here, and obtains of me a Copy of Mr. Hutchinsons Second Paper (or Confession). Thomas and William mowe and make Hay at the Island, and Lieutenant Tainter Carts up a few Cocks … Continue reading
1754 July 13 (Saturday). Thomas finish’d mowing at the Island. Dull weather a.m. brighter p.m. I hiv’d a Swarm of Bees my Self, my sons both of them gone to the Island.
1754 July 14 (Sunday). Read 1 Sam. 3. Mr. Forbush preach’d for me on 1Cor. 11.29. I administer’d the Lords Supper. P.M. read 1 John 3. Mr. Forbush preach’d on Eph. 5.8. They went to their Father Forbush at Evening.
1754 July 15 (Monday). Went to the Ministerial Meadow and found there Messrs. Jonas Twitchell and John Rogers mowing. Rody Smith was gone to Captain Maynards for Rum but mow’d the rest of the Day. My son Thomas got in … Continue reading
1754 July 16 (Tuesday). Set out from Mr. Browns early; broke fast at the Reverend Mr. Adams’s at Roxbury. We proceeded to Mr. John Barkers at Boston, whom Mr. Abraham Smith I Suppose has dependence upon to testify against me; … Continue reading
1754 July 17 (Wednesday). Commencement. Mr. Forbush and I set out early from Mr. Adams’s and went to Cambridge. Mr. Forbush took his second Degree. I din’d in the Hall. We lodg’d together at Sister Barretts having left our Horse … Continue reading
1754 July 18 (Thursday). Subscriptions for my Collection of Poems promoted by Mr. Forbush who got a Number of them among his Acquaintance and others, and at Mr. Hancocks Chamber, Mr. Tucker and Mr. Webster subscrib’d. Din’d at Mr. Appletons … Continue reading
1754 July 19 (Friday). We Set out early from Mr. Woodwards, and broke fast at Mr. Isaac Baldwins. N.B. Jeduthun there. We fish’d in the pleasant Pond beyond the Garden. Mr. Forbush took Ebenezers Mare which Baldwin rode down, and … Continue reading
1754 July 20 (Saturday). Thomas and Billy at the Meadow. Mr. Forbush went to Upton. I rode to Shrewsbury and prevail’d with Mr. Cushing to go in my stead to Worcester: Mr. Maccarty having obtain’d of Mr. Forbush to supply … Continue reading
1754 July 21 (Sunday). I preach’d at Shrewsbury for Mr. Cushing on Acts 3.19, a. and p.m. N.B. read a.m. the Chapter of the Text. P.M. read Mat. 18. Mr. Fish preach’d for me in the room of Mr. Forbush. … Continue reading
1754 July 22 (Monday). Thomas and Billy at Work at the Meadow. Ebenezer carted one Load of Hay from thence. I went to Neighbour How’s. Billy breaks out with Poison. Mr. Forbush and Wife to t’other House and lodg’d there.
1754 July 23 (Tuesday). I rose Early and went to Esquire Bakers and to the Fays for Teams to fetch home Hay. They agree to go p.m. But by noon it began to rain, and rain’d exceeding hard the rest … Continue reading
1754 July 24 (Wednesday). Thomas work’d part of a.m. for me. P.M. late he went to Ebenezer to hoe for him. Jonathan and Joseph How came to hill for me, the former but a little before noon. N.B. greatly put … Continue reading
1754 July 25 (Thursday). Thomas and William bring home two small Jaggs of Hay from Ministerial Meadow, which make Six small turns from thence and is all of the South side of the Brook. N.B. Neighbour Eliezer Rice assisted — … Continue reading
1754 July 26 (Friday). Thomas and Billy hoed at the Island Field.
1754 July 27 (Saturday). Thomas and Billy hoed a.m. P.M. Thomas mow’d in Newton Meadow.
1754 July 28 (Sunday). Read 1 Sam. 4, and made the Exercises of both a. and p.m. from thence. Rain’d hard. Read p.m. 1 John 4. Daniel How din’d here.
1754 July 29 (Monday). Fair. Thomas mow’d Bushes a.m., and in Newton Meadow p.m. N.B. Mr. David Batchellor and Brother Hicks din’s here. P.M. Visit little Elijah Rice who is Sick. Captain Maynard at Eve invited me to dine at … Continue reading
1754 July 30 (Tuesday). At about 11 a.m. came Colonel Williams and with him Mr. Smith, Captain Uriah Eager, and two other officers with them, and the Colonel invited me to dine with him to Day. He said he had … Continue reading