Monthly Archives: July 1759

July 1, 1759

1759 July 1 (Sunday).  Read Neh. 11 and Act. 21.  Preached the first Sermon on Eph. 4.18 and p.m. repeated with Alterations sermon on Ps. 78 against Hypocrisie: but used 1 Tim. 4.2, former part, for my present Text.  May … Continue reading

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July 2, 1759

1759 July 2 (Monday).  My Children much indisposed — tis probable some of them have the beginnings of the Meazles.  I visited Lieut. Forbush who as also his son Ebenezer is confined by sickness.  I Should have gone to Hopkinton … Continue reading

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July 3, 1759

1759 July 3 (Tuesday).  I rode over to Mr. Isaac Pratt’s and improved him to make a pair of Breeches for Me, since he so ingenuously own’d his Defect as to my son Thomas’s.  Samuel very drooping.  So is Sophy: … Continue reading

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July 4, 1759

1759 July 4 (Wednesday).  My Wife did not return last Night from Marlborough.  My little Sophy broke out thick with the Meazles.  Samme somewhat but not perfectly: the rest are about House.  Mr. Moses Twitchell mowes for me, here at … Continue reading

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July 5, 1759

1759 July 5 (Thursday).  Samme and Sophy keep their Bed all Day: Hannah partly broke out — so are Sarah and Alexander and keep on the Bed considerable part of the Day.  I rode over to t’other House and to … Continue reading

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July 6, 1759

1759 July 6 (Friday).  Divers of the Children have purgings.  Samme has also signs of Canker.  He sleeps very much.  Sophys Meazles were in splotches and Spread over her yesterday.  To Day she is better but is confined to her … Continue reading

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July 7, 1759

1759 July 7 (Saturday).  Mr. Twitchell mows for me.  We have a sick House.  May God be gracious to us.  Hannahs Meazles fully out, and she is very touchy and troublesome.  P.M. Cousen Maynard kindly Visits us and helps her … Continue reading

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July 8, 1759

1759 July 8 (Sunday).  Patty Dunlop (by Desire) comes in the Morning to assist us and tarrys till next morning.  Read Neh. 12 and Act 22.  Preached a.m. on 2 Tim. 3.7.  P.M. repeated two Expositions, viz. on Mat. 5.9 … Continue reading

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July 9, 1759

1759 July 9 (Monday).  Patty Dunlop and Miss Nanny Bradish watched last night.  The Children are better, through the divine Goodness and Mercy; To God be Glory!  Mr. Twitchell came p.m. and mow’d.  Mrs. Kimbal of Hopkinton dyed yesterday and … Continue reading

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July 10, 1759

1759 July 10 (Tuesday).  Mr. Twitchell mows for me all Day notwithstanding it was very rainy.  I am reading Persian Letters.  N.B. The melancholly account of Mr. Ponds unhappy Conduct, at Narragansett No. 6.[1]  May God Sanctify it to my … Continue reading

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July 11, 1759

1759 July 11 (Wednesday).  Having been repeatedly requested, I made a Visit to Mr. Joseph Miles, who remains in a poor, weak, dark distressed Condition.  I conversed with him, but he would speak but rarely.  His Wife was very full … Continue reading

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July 12, 1759

1759 July 12 (Thursday).  Visit Mrs. Nurse and borrowed her Chair to go to Boston next week.  Neighbour Zebulun Rice Sends a son with a Team to cart in a small Jagg of Hay from the Island.  Some of my … Continue reading

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July 13, 1759

1759 July 13 (Friday).  Though I sat my self to study yet meet with many Interruptions.  P.M. frequent dropping in of Company.  Mrs. Foster and her Daughter Twitchell, Cousen Maynard — Mr. Artimas Bruce’s Wife.

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July 14, 1759

1759 July 14 (Saturday).  Am oblig’d to write several Letters — viz. to Thomas at Stillwater in Hudsons River, To Billy gone over the Lake.  To Mr. Martyn to desire him to improve the ministerial meadow this Year.

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July 15, 1759

1759 July 15 (Sunday).  Read Neh. 13, Act. 23.  Preached a.m. on 2 Tim. 3.7.  P.M. used the Exposition on Mat. part of No. 27 and No. 28 with some Additions.  Master Fessenden, Capt. Foster and his Wife dined here.

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July 16, 1759

1759 July 16 (Monday).  I rose early; Sat out in Mrs. Nurse’s Chair and the Baldwin Horse some time before the Sun.  At Mr. Stone’s just when he rose.  Broke Fast at Coll. Buckminsters.  Baited at Mr. Ebenezer Hammonds.  Dined … Continue reading

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July 17, 1759

1759 July 17 (Tuesday).  Visited most of my Relatives — my Kinswoman Winter remains in a very low Condition, at Deaths Door.  Dined at Cousen Langdons.  Visited Cousen Hearsy who has returned to her Husband but she deeply regretts it.  … Continue reading

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July 18, 1759

1759 July 18 (Wednesday).  My Brother Samuel made me a present of an handsome black Coat, lined with Alapeen, for which generous Benefaction the Lord graciously reward him!  I brought up my Daughter Baldwin from Dr. Wheats to Cambridge, it … Continue reading

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July 19, 1759

1759 July 19 (Thursday).  I carryed her into the Library.  I dined at Mr. Appletons.  Was the oldest minister there.  Mr. Daniel Rogers of Exeter the only one besides.  Coll. Dyer of Windham there.  P.M. we rode to Watertown to … Continue reading

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July 20, 1759

1759 July 20 (Friday).  Rode home.  N.B. called at sister Baldwins and Mr. Wymans in Sudbury and at Miss Mary Shermans in Marlborough.  The Family at home were in some Comfort, except the drooping of some of those who had … Continue reading

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July 21, 1759

1759 July 21 (Saturday).  My Family Circumstances and my own Indispositions prevent my preparing Sufficiently, though I have in some part, for the Sabbath.  Lucy comfortable except her Earnestness to go to Brookfield and to see her son.

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July 22, 1759

1759 July 22 (Sunday).  Read Esther Ch. 1 and Act. 24.  Preached a. and p.m. on Jer. 4.4, latter part, repeating with variations some parts of Sermon on 2 Sam. 21.14 from p. 9 to p. 22.  Master Fessenden dined … Continue reading

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July 23, 1759

1759 July 23 (Monday).  Mr. Moses Twitchell mows Capt. Maynards Meadow for me.  Deacon Forb. here to hear his sons Letter from the Lake; which I gratifyed him and his son Zebulun with.

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July 24, 1759

1759 July 24 (Tuesday).  Lt. Rolf Setts out for Albany, and my Daughter Baldwin with him to Worcester or further as She can hold out.  N.B. I have writt Letters, to Mr. Forb. and to Thomas.  I also wrote a … Continue reading

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July 25, 1759

1759 July 25 (Wednesday).  Two turns more of that Hay got in by Neighbour Eleazer Williams with his Team.  Cock’d part of it my self; nor could help being much taken off in this difficult season for Help.  Miss Suse … Continue reading

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July 26, 1759

1759 July 26 (Thursday).  Preached my Lecture.  Repeated Sermon on Isa. 61.2 former part.  There was a tolerable Assembly; but yet many were absent.  After Lecture Master Fessenden and Bowman here.

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July 27, 1759

1759 July 27 (Friday).  Received another Letter from Mr. Forbush at the Lake; and from Billy who is at the Same place.  They are in hourly Expectation of Orders to embark upon the Lake: And all Things are carryed on … Continue reading

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July 28, 1759

1759 July 28 (Saturday).  Was in Expectation of my Brother Samuel and his Daughter Nabby; but the Rain I Suppose prevents them.  Sent Alexander to Shrewsbury to Mr. Henry Baldwins for Lucys Horse; but he was not yet brought there.  … Continue reading

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July 29, 1759

1759 July 29 (Sunday).  Read Esther 2 and Act. 25.  Preached a.m. on 1 Cor. 11.23.24.25 and administered the Lord’s Supper.  Master Fessenden, Mrs. Tainter and Mrs. Maynard dined here.  P.M. I repeated what I had delivered in [the?] past … Continue reading

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July 30, 1759

1759 July 30 (Monday).  John How ploughs and Hoes at my Cook Field notwithstanding the Showers: he also sows Turnip seed there.  I rode to Mr. Warrins and made her a Visit under her Infirmitys.  Was at Deacon Bonds to … Continue reading

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July 31, 1759

1759 July 31 (Tuesday).  John How works again, and John Ballard, a Lad from Hopkinton came to hoe for me.  N.B. I had let him have ½ Bushel Rye yesterday, in their straights; for which he offered to come and … Continue reading

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