Monthly Archives: November 1756

November 1, 1756

1756 November 1 (Monday).  The Committee for the Burying Place — I offer them that if they have a Mind to Alter the Bounds on the East side I will give them two Rods for one, on the North — … Continue reading

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November 2, 1756

1756 November 2 (Tuesday).  A.M. at the funeral of another of Mr. Reuben Maynards Children, the Name, Bethiah.  Dined at Mr. Joseph Bruce’s with his Wife, he being from home.  Visited and prayed with Mrs. Hannah Tainter, who is sick.  … Continue reading

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November 3, 1756

1756 November 3 (Wednesday).  So Stormy I can neither visit Deacon Forb. nor expect Mr. Martyn to preach.  Was obliged to preach my self, to an handfull of people.  Text was Heb. 13.14.  Deacon, I hear, is somewhat better.  D.G.  … Continue reading

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November 4, 1756

1756 November 4 (Thursday).  I hear that to Day there is a Fast at Hopkinton and that I am sent to, but no Message has reached me.  I attended the Funeral of Deacon Forbs. Daughter Joanna.  The Deacon Seems to … Continue reading

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November 5, 1756

1756 November 5 (Friday).  Daughter Eliza urges me still with the Same Affair.  Billy brings over 4 Bushell of Turnips from Ebenezer and works for him p.m. in gathering or cutting up his Corn.  Am sent for to visit at … Continue reading

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November 6, 1756

1756 November 6 (Saturday).  Mr. Forbush of Brookfield here: came last night to his Fathers.  He returns back as far as Worcester that he may preach there tomorrow.  Billy thrashes Rye.  Mr. Mason here and informs me his Idiot son … Continue reading

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November 7, 1756

1756 November 7 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Heb. 10.31 and finished the Subject.  Administred the Lords Supper.  Desired Mr. Francis Whipple to assist instead of Deacon Forb. who is Sick.  Deacon Bond and his Wife, and old Mrs. How dined … Continue reading

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November 8, 1756

1756 November 8 (Monday).  Sister Forb. very ill yet: but especially her Son is very low, and his youngest Child, Hannah.  As I went to see them I called to See the French Family — and it being p.m. when … Continue reading

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November 9, 1756

1756 November 9 (Tuesday).  I catechized at Mr. Joslyn’s.  Had about 20 Children.  N.B. After the Exercise came Mrs. Judith Bellows again but it was much the Same fruitless Talk as it used to be.  The Lord pity her, and … Continue reading

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November 10, 1756

1756 November 10 (Wednesday).  Am informed this Morning that about ten o’Clock last night Deacon Jonathan Forbush junior departed this Life.  I hope in Christ, and that he is gone to Glory!  But an heavy and sorrowfull Loss to his … Continue reading

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November 11, 1756

1756 November 11 (Thursday).  Rain a.m.  P.M. My wife and I, Thomas and Lucy accompanied by Capt. Baldwin, go over to Mr. Martyns, and at Eve we celebrate the Nuptials of Mrs. Molly to Dr. Minot of Concord.  Mrs. P________ … Continue reading

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November 12, 1756

1756 November 12 (Friday).  We Stayed till after Dinner at Mr. Martyns; In returning home we made a short Visit to Mr. Ebenezer Maynard and Wife.

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November 13, 1756

1756 November 13 (Saturday).  Sister Forb. lies in a very low Condition yet.  I made her another Visit.  Billy brings home a shoat which I bought of Mr. Mason — weighed 84 lb. at 12 d. per pound alive.  P.M. … Continue reading

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November 14, 1756

1756 November 14 (Sunday).  My Son Forb. preached for me, a.m. on Mat. 12.13, p.m. on John 6.28.29.  Which may the Lord accompany with His Special Blessing!  My Cousen Sadler and old Mrs. Tainter dined with us.  At Eve Mr. … Continue reading

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November 15, 1756

1756 November 15 (Monday).  I visited her once more my Self.  She tells me She is not only willing to die; She is desirous of it.  And when I asked her whether She thought it was upon good Grounds? She … Continue reading

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November 16, 1756

1756 November 16 (Tuesday).  Billy has his Brothers Oxen and a Yoke of Mr. D. Hardy’s, and Nathan Kenny helps him in ploughing; and in harrowing in Rye, in the field behind the Meeting House.  Mr. Aaron Nurse sows the … Continue reading

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November 17, 1756

1756 November 17 (Wednesday).  My Wife and Lucy ride to Marlborough and buy of Mrs. Anna Brigham nigh 70 £’s Worth of her Goods; at Eve return home.  Ebenezer with his Oxen, Mare and my Mare harrow the Field abovesaid, … Continue reading

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November 18, 1756

1756 November 18 (Thursday).  This Morning Mr. Forb. and his Wife returned, and inform me that their Mother Forb. expired last night about 9 o’clock.  She had led a useful Life, and had hope in her Death.  This is now … Continue reading

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November 19, 1756

1756 November 19 (Friday).  Attended the Funeral of old Deacon Forbush’s Wife, my kind Sister in Law, who I hope is gone to inherit the Promises.  At Eve My son and Daughter Forb. and their little Lydia left us to … Continue reading

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November 20, 1756

1756 November 20 (Saturday).  Alexander remains in but a feeble State.  Breck remains at t’other House.

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November 21, 1756

1756 November 21 (Sunday).  I preached on Mat. 25.6 and part of 10th verse a. and p.m.  Deacon Forb. dined with us.  Divers persons give Thanks for recovery and there is now no one that I know of, who is … Continue reading

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November 22, 1756

1756 November 22 (Monday).  [No entry.]

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November 23, 1756

1756 November 23 (Tuesday).  Mr. John Child (the Glazier) here and mends our Windows.

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November 24, 1756

1756 November 24 (Wednesday).  I made a visit a.m. to the French people.  Invited the Man and woman to come and dine with me tomorrow.

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November 25, 1756

1756 November 25 (Thursday).  Publick Thanksgiving.  I preached on Ps. 150 from the 3d v. to the End.  A stormy time.  Snowed hard.  Monsieur Le Blanche was not well enough to come out but his Wife, and Daughter Mary, were … Continue reading

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November 26, 1756

1756 November 26 (Friday).  Master John Martyn here, and bears a Message from his Father, desiring me to change next Lords Day.  Mr. John Mead here and dines with me.  Winterlike Weather.

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November 27, 1756

1756 November 27 (Saturday).  Magdalene and Mary Le Blanch here p.m. and behave them Selves with decency.  Billy finishes thrashing our small Crop of Rye.  At night I was under great Indisposition by a Lax.

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November 28, 1756

1756 November 28 (Sunday).  I have not had my Cloths wholly off all night being obliged to rise so frequently.  Early in the Morning sent Billy to Mr. Martyn to acquaint him with my Indisposition: It was also misty and … Continue reading

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November 29, 1756

1756 November 29 (Monday).  Was at Mr. Rolf’s, where came Mr. Solomon Prentice.  I was also at Lt. Forbush’s, a.m.  P.M. and Evening am reading some of the incomparable writings of Mrs. Rowe.  To which are added some of her … Continue reading

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November 30, 1756

1756 November 30 (Tuesday).  Snow’d Night and part of the Morning — then Rain.  Capt. Baldwin came from Brookfield, and arrived here at Night.

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