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Monthly Archives: November 1759
1759 November 1 (Thursday). This Day (though I feel not well nor strong) I stepped out of the Door into the Yard, for I would fain use my Self to the air again. P.M. Mrs. Maynard kindly visited us — … Continue reading
1759 November 2 (Friday). Mr. Nathaniel Stone’s Funeral, as I hear. Alexander goes to Marlborough and returns. At Eve Mr. Asher Rice was here. I made Enquiry into his Attendance on divine Ordinances in the Church where he lives — … Continue reading
1759 November 3 (Saturday). Mr. Asaph Rice here, dined with us — but I could not perswade him to help me to morrow, in any part of service. It was so great a storm I could not at all take … Continue reading
1759 November 4 (Sunday). After a great deal of deep Concern (especially considering that I am not quite so well as yesterday), and repeatedly committing the Matter to God, I went out to Meeting. Fearing there would be but one … Continue reading
1759 November 5 (Monday). I rise considerable Comfortable — Blessed by God. Mr. Batherick about his last year Rates. Mr. Jonah Warrin comes with his Cart and brings me at least half a Dozen Bushel of Turnips — for a … Continue reading
1759 November 6 (Tuesday). Capt. Wood, at my Sending for, came here a.m. on various Affairs. Daniel How brings a Letter from Thomas at Still-Water dated Oct. 12. And from Billy at Crown Point Oct. 16. Blessed be God for … Continue reading
1759 November 7 (Wednesday). The Boys go to husking to t’other House. Mr. Locks Ordination at Sherbourn. May almighty Grace be given him in Christ Jesus. P.M. Mrs. Maynard comes and takes my wife with her to ride to Mr. … Continue reading
1759 November 8 (Thursday). My Wife goes over to Cousen Maynard and gets her Chair to be to Marlborough. Old Mr. Charles Rice p.m. had some serious talk with him. At Eve came my Daughter in Law, Eliza, from Brookfield … Continue reading
1759 November 9 (Friday). My Wife and Suse ride to Marlborough. They break fast at Mr. Henry Barns’s, where my Wife buys a green Grogram Gown, etc. My Daughter in Law, accompanyed by Mrs. Newhall of Brookfield, Sets out for … Continue reading
1759 November 10 (Saturday). I was better than I feared, after Such a Dangerous Attempt, but am Rheumatic, in my Hands.
1759 November 11 (Sunday). I omitted Reading publickly. Preached a. and p.m. on Eccl. 7.29. Cousen Maynard dined with us. Yesterday and to Day I take Garlic Steeped in Rum against the Rheumatism. A Coarse medicine; but I submitt to … Continue reading
1759 November 12 (Monday). Mr. Campbell called to see me in his Return home. Also Mr. Dix of Watertown who informs me that Mr. Clark Pain, Coll. Chandlers son in Law of Worcester, dyed there lately of the Small Pox, … Continue reading
1759 November 13 (Tuesday). Mr. John Chamberlin from Stockbridge. P.M. Lucy and Sarah ride to Cousen Maynards. Mr. Oliver Carter here. He wants a Copy of Mr. Rogers’s first Epistle, but I have it not. I give him an Account … Continue reading
1759 November 14 (Wednesday). I send a Letter to Cousen Coarser on the Death of her only sister, by Mr. Daniel Forbush’s Wife. Alex spends the Chief of the Day in trying to get a Cart and Oxen to bring … Continue reading
1759 November 15 (Thursday). Through divine Goodness I am not so bad as last Evening. My Knee easy, though my Hands are affected with Pain. Messrs. Abraham and Abijah Brown here. The former pays me his Debt to my son … Continue reading
1759 November 16 (Friday). Mr. Biglow undertakes to go up the Road to Crown Point to Meet his sons who he thinks are upon their Return home. Mr. Mead here and dines with us. At Eve Capt. Wood here, and … Continue reading
1759 November 17 (Saturday). Alexander goes to Marlborough to bring up a Green Grogram Gown from Miss Nanny Woods, which She has been making for his Mother. Mr. Thomas Twitchell brings me my Bible and Psalm Book, which had been … Continue reading
1759 November 18 (Sunday). I read Job 3 and for the forenoon Exercise gave some Observations upon it. P.M. preached on Luk. 2.14. Omitted Reading. Acquainted the Congregation with the Desire of Mr. Ebenezer Sadler of Grafton to have a … Continue reading
1759 November 19 (Monday). Mr. Goddard of Grafton and his Wife came to the Door and informed me there was sorrowful News brought to Grafton by Samuel Wetmore, viz. that Thomas Parkman, my son, was dead. I Sent a Line … Continue reading
1759 November 20 (Tuesday). Mr. Gale (having lodged here) works here, and Jabez Snow junior (though very late this morning) comes to work with him. Mr. Abijah Brown comes with Capt. Wood in Order to View my Old Place. I … Continue reading
1759 November 21 (Wednesday). Mr. Davis prayed. Mr. Maccarty preached a useful good Sermon on Isa. 57.1.2. May the divine Blessing accompany it to my own Heart! That I may be of the truely righteous and upright and that I … Continue reading
1759 November 22 (Thursday). Mr. Gale. Jabez Snow. Alexander brought a Letter which came from Jonas Child dated Still-Water Nov. 14, 1759 Superscribed to his Father Mr. Joseph Bruce of this parish in which was this Paragraph following, viz. … Continue reading
1759 November 23 (Friday). Mr. Gale and Jabez. My Wife and Lucy to Capt. Allens. Cousen Maynard here p.m. Deacon Tainter here at Eve and tells me that he and Mr. Whitney had made a Visit to Mr. Samuel Fay … Continue reading
1759 November 24 (Saturday). Mr. Gale and Jabez, Mr. Ebenezer Rice and his son and Brother Adonijah Rice and others are returned home, but News that Eliphalet Adams is Dead.
1759 November 25 (Sunday). Read Ps. 39. Preached on v. 9 a. and p.m. Omitted reading p.m. May God Sanctifie his word and his Providence to us! The widow of Eliphalet Adams, and Cousen Maynard dined here.
1759 November 26 (Monday). Mr. Gale came to work again. Soldiers are returning.
1759 November 27 (Tuesday). Mr. Gale works so much as to make up for the want of Saturday Night; and so counts 8 Days. Asks 20/ old Tenor per Day, but gives me one Day. He dines here. P.M. I … Continue reading
1759 November 28 (Wednesday). Capt. Maynard returned. Breck came from Brookfield at Eve; and my Son Baldwin came about midnight.
1759 November 29 (Thursday). Public Thanksgiving. I preached on Ps. 96.1-10 and 12 and joined also for the Texts Ps. 98.1-6. Mr. Baldwin here with us. At Eve Jonathan How and Lydia Maynard were marryed.