Monthly Archives: January 1757

January 1, 1757

1757 January 1 (Saturday).  I was So closely engaged in my preparations for the Sabbath approching (this being Saturday) that I had not Opportunity to employ my Self as I had desired and purposed.  My many, unavoidable and pressing Cares … Continue reading

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January 2, 1757

1757 January 2 (Sunday).  Read 1 King. 20 from v. 22 and preached on Mat. 25.10, last Clause, both a. and p.m.  P.M. read Mat. 22.  Old Mrs. Woods, Widow dined here.  At Eve read Mrs. Pierpoints Journals.  Breck learns … Continue reading

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January 3, 1757

1757 January 3 (Monday).  Magdalen and Mary Blanc here with my Daughters.  Adjournment of Town Meeting upon Debts etc.  Comfortable in Body though less So in Mind.  May God, who alone can, enlighten and strengthen!

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January 4, 1757

1757 January 4 (Tuesday).  Billy with his Brothers Oxen goes to Marlborough for Sundrys my Wife bought of her Cousen Brigham, viz. Valences, [Head?] Cloth, Teister, Bed, Bolster, Pillows, and 1/2 Doz. Chairs.  Thomas setts out for Boston.  He has … Continue reading

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January 5, 1757

1757 January 5 (Wednesday).  He leaves us to go to Sudbury etc.  A Cold Day this likewise.

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January 6, 1757

1757 January 6 (Thursday).  I preached at Deacon Bonds on Joh. 4.24 to p. 4 and then used what I wrote on the Catechism of Gods being a Spirit.  At Eve visit LeBlanc.  N.B. My Wife with me, at both.  … Continue reading

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January 7, 1757

1757 January 7 (Friday).  Hemingway to Shrewsbury south End to keep School at Mr. Daniel Hemingways.  My son Thomas returns from Boston, brings me a Message from my eldest Brother that he is about Marrying to Mrs. Mary Hawkins (an … Continue reading

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January 8, 1757

1757 January 8 (Saturday).  Fowl weather.  Billy variously employed.  Shaves a few Lath etc.

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January 9, 1757

1757 January 9 (Sunday).  Rainy — hot Fog.  Read 1 K. XXI a.m., Mat. 23 p.m.  The Exposition of the former was the Exercise for each part of the Day.  In the Evening went on with Mrs. Pierpoints pious Journals.

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January 10, 1757

1757 January 10 (Monday).  Visit Mr. Joseph Knowlton, who is in a weak state, and his twin sons Samuel and Nathaniel sick of a Fever: visited Mr. Gershom Brigham, and Mr. Samuel Fay junior, also Abner Whipple who has a … Continue reading

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January 11, 1757

1757 January 11 (Tuesday).  Magdalene and Mary LeBlanc here.  Mr. Hezekiah Pratt paid me 12£ Old Tenor for the Cyder Mill which he bought of me and I gave him his Note.

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January 12, 1757

1757 January 12 (Wednesday).  I rode to Mr. Gashets, Chadocks etc.  Was in Quest of Mr. John Child the Glazier.  N.B. Monsieur LeBlanc moved from Mr. Bigolows to the School House.  Mr. Bigolow carryed me in his Whirry at Eve … Continue reading

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January 13, 1757

1757 January 13 (Thursday).  Monsieur LeBlanc and his son Joseph (agreeable to my Invitation last Night) dined with me.  N.B. At Eve sent by Mr. Ebenezer Cutler £[70.10?].0 Old Tenor to be left at Mr. Winchesters for Mr. Nathaniel Ball … Continue reading

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January 14, 1757

1757 January 14 (Friday).  Capt. Baldwin came this Evening and lodges here.  Mr. Thomas Twitchel here.  I reckon with him and pay him all, by a Note to the Collector Mr. Ebenezer Forbush.  Cold Night.

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January 15, 1757

1757 January 15 (Saturday).  Capt. Baldwin consents to take Billy as Apprentice.  And he is to go up to Brookfield in a Fortnight or 3 Weeks.  Capt. B. Sat out to Day, facing the Cold, for Brookfield.

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January 16, 1757

1757 January 16 (Sunday).  Read 1 K. 22 to v. 19 and gave Expository Observations.  P.M. read Mat. 24.  Preached a. and p.m. on Luk. 13.25-29.  Do earnestly beg I may feel the Power of Gods word my self.  Was … Continue reading

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January 17, 1757

1757 January 17 (Monday).  Very Cold.  Mr. Thomas Goodenow dines here.  P.M. Billy to an Artillery Training at Mr. Benjamin Tainters.  Mr. Rolf here, brings me a pair of Cork shooes.  I read Dr. Sewals and Mr. Prince’s sermons on … Continue reading

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January 18, 1757

1757 January 18 (Tuesday).  An exceeding Cold Morning.  May we have a due Sense of God’s Power, Majesty and Glory!  May we be mercifully sustained!  And May all the poor and needy be supplyed, as through God’s great Goodness we … Continue reading

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January 19, 1757

1757 January 19 (Wednesday).  The Cold rather increases.  This was one of the Coldest mornings.  Lord Loudon upon the Road to Boston.  Judge Ward dined with us and p.m. I visited (by Special Request) Mr. Joseph Knowltons two sons again, … Continue reading

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January 20, 1757

1757 January 20 (Thursday).  More moderate.  I walked to Mr. Rolfs, and to Lieut. Forbush’s.  P.M. Dr. Wilson has been to See Nathaniel Knowlton, and calls here.  Mr. John Child has been at t’other House Mending the Windows there, for … Continue reading

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January 21, 1757

1757 January 21 (Friday).  Rain — p.m. and towards Evening it grew very tempestuous.  The snow which had lain for a Considerable time, goes off apace.

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January 22, 1757

1757 January 22 (Saturday).  Mr. Joseph Knowltons son Nathaniel (one of the Twins) dyed last night: the Other, Samuel very bad also.

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January 23, 1757

1757 January 23 (Sunday).  Read 1 K. 22.  Gave Remarks and Observations.  Repeated sermon 5 on Eph. 2.21.22.  Took only the last verse for my Text.  N.B. Chose this the rather because of the Subject designed for the p.m. (on … Continue reading

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January 24, 1757

1757 January 24 (Monday).  Snow storm.  Began in the Family to read Ainsworths, Translation of the Pentatouchs and Annotations.

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January 25, 1757

1757 January 25 (Tuesday).  Storm continues and much snow has fallen.  Lt. Tainter goes to Boston notwithstanding and is charged (as usual) with Errands from us – Especially by him I return to Miss Anne and Mrs. Mary Fleet the … Continue reading

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January 26, 1757

1757 January 26 (Wednesday).  P.M. I took a walk to Mr. Zebulun Rice’s.  He went before me without much Path, to See Monsieur Blanc.  I carryed with me Dr. Douglass’s Historical Summary of Nova Scotia.  Blanc gave me Some Account … Continue reading

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January 27, 1757

1757 January 27 (Thursday).  Lt. Tainter came from Boston and brought Wool and Cotton for Lucy.  He dined with us: as did Judge Ward.  P.M. our Church Meeting to choose a Deacon instead of Deacon Jonathan Forbush junior deceased.  After … Continue reading

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January 28, 1757

1757 January 28 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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January 29, 1757

1757 January 29 (Saturday).  I wrote a Letter in French to Mr. LeBlanc, desiring him to come to Meeting tomorrow and to dine with me.  Sent it by Lt. Tainter.  Too much belated to my great sorrow in my Preparations … Continue reading

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January 30, 1757

1757 January 30 (Sunday).  Read 2 K. 1.  Gave some brief (unwritten) Observations.  Preached a. and p.m. on 2 Cor. 5.11, former part.  Mrs. Hastings and Mrs. Whitney of Waterton (sisters of Lt. Tainter) dined here.  They inform that John … Continue reading

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January 31, 1757

1757 January 31 (Monday).  The Snow greatly melted away.  N.B. a strange Man came in here muffled and in a Frock, Said he was from New York, wanted to have a Bible handed to him.  He thereupon turned to Joel … Continue reading

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