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Monthly Archives: September 1760
1760 September 1 (Monday). Samuel Forb. with a Yoke of Oxen, and a Yoke from Mr. Zebulun Rice’s, and another from Mr. Joseph Baker ploughed my Summer tilling Ground at the Island. I rode to Mr. Edwards Whipples, Solomon Bakers … Continue reading
1760 September 2 (Tuesday). On Mr. Zebulun Rice’s Mare I sat out on my Journey for Mr. Lulls Benefit, to get his Deeds acknowledged by the Court at Concord. I was much troubled with having Such a Lame, dull Creature. … Continue reading
1760 September 3 (Wednesday). Rode to Lexington, hoping to find Mrs. Mary Lock, one of the Witnesses I was in search for — but having dined at Mr. Clarks, was obliged to ride to Woburn, she being the Wife of … Continue reading
1760 September 4 (Thursday). Mr. Sherman rode with me to Mrs. Bows at Bedford; and to Concord; where also came Deacon Wright and Wife. Coll. Lawrence presented the Deeds to the Court at their Sessions to Day — but it … Continue reading
1760 September 5 (Friday). A variety of Consultations about Lulls Deeds. Young Mr. Foxcroft undertakes to search the Records for Capt. Adams’s Deed to Lull and to Parks. Mr. Martyn and I call at Mr. Bliss’s — and at Squire … Continue reading
1760 September 6 (Saturday). P.M. Jabez Ward Esq. and his Son Jabez here, and drink Tea with us.
1760 September 7 (Sunday). I changed with Mr. Martyn, who preached on Song 1.6, latter part and Prov. 4.23. I preached on Dan. 5.20and Mat. 16.24. Mr. Smith, who had preached at Shrewsbury was at Mr. Martyns at Evening. I … Continue reading
1760 September 8 (Monday). Deacon Kimball came to finish the lathing, and then to plaister my Kitchin. Capt. Wood early brought down the Lime from Mr. Joseph Bakers. P.M. Rebecca Hardy came to be instructed etc. Dr. Walton of Pomfret … Continue reading
1760 September 9 (Tuesday). Visit Cornet Brigham who is Sick of a Fever. P.M. visit Abner Warrin who languishes; and Ebenezer Miller who also is in a relaxed wasting State; Mr. Daniel Forbush and one of his Daughters, who are … Continue reading
1760 September 10 (Wednesday). Mr. Martyn, having dined here, preached my Lecture on Song 1.12. N.B. Deacon Kimball. Letter from Mr. E. Rice at Annapolis.
1760 September 11 (Thursday). I rode to Shrewsbury in my Chair; Daughter Sarah with me, drawn by Mr. Parkers Mare. Capt. Allen acquaints me with the Death of his Son Samuel at New Providence. We dined at Mrs. Cushings. Old … Continue reading
1760 September 12 (Friday). Visit and pray with Mr. Williams. His Hand looks terribly. P.M. Deacon Kimball finishes; having made up 4 1/2 Days, at 25/ O.T. Letters from Mr. Farward and Mr. Forb. to go to Council at Cold … Continue reading
1760 September 13 (Saturday). Find in the News Paper of the 11th the Death of Honorable Judge Sewall after about 10 Days Confinement in the 57th Year of his Age. He was the very Glory of this Province; and I … Continue reading
1760 September 14 (Sunday). Read Job 34. Omitted the Afternoon reading by Reason of the Multiplicity of Exercises and Sacred Business of this Day. Preached a.m. on Song 6.12. Administered the Lords Supper. N.B. Sarah (the wife of Robert) Cook … Continue reading
1760 September 15 (Monday). I visited Mr. Williams under his terrible Sore. N.B. Seth Rice being there I could not tarry long to any good purpose. P.M. I visited Abner Warrin who is Still lower, and there are Slender Hopes … Continue reading
1760 September 16 (Tuesday). Vid. Natalitia. Mrs. Martyn made us a Visit and dined here. P.M. Young Mr. Barrett and his Wife, Mrs. Crosmans Son and Daughter, together with two Ladys of Mr. Barretts Relations, made us a visit — … Continue reading
1760 September 17 (Wednesday). Break fast at Capt. Allens with Pemberton and Halsey. Rode to Court but the Boxford Case with Mr. Rogers took up the Day. No body invited me to dinner. I went to Mr. Maccartys and dined … Continue reading
1760 September 18 (Thursday). The Leominster Case all Day. Dined at Judge Chandlers, he having Sent an Invitation to all the Ministers — Except Mr. Rogers and Marsh to come. Messrs. Pemberton, Martyn, Stone, Bridge, Goss, Harrington, Davis and Maccarty … Continue reading
1760 September 19 (Friday). Broke fast at Mr. Bridge’s (the Barber). N.B. Capt. Ezra Taylor there. I returned home — and the more earnestly to see my poor Neighbour Williams (if he be yet alive) — till I met Dr. … Continue reading
1760 September 20 (Saturday). Attend old Mrs. Lovells Funeral. N.B. Rode with Capt. Wood. Deacon Burnap dined here.
1760 September 21 (Sunday). Read Job 35. Having been gone so much of the Week, I was obliged to use former preparations. A.M. delivered part of the Exposition of Exod. XIX from p. 11 to page 18 (which is the … Continue reading
1760 September 22 (Monday). Rode to Southborough to talk with Mr. Stone about Cold Spring. He had read his Letter to the Church, and they had refused — but when I told him the Urgency of the Case; and especially … Continue reading
1760 September 23 (Tuesday). A great Cold by yesterdays Ride. Was very aguish when I went to Bed last night. Visited Abner Warrin who is lower and weaker. I discoursed on the Evidences of Faith, whereby he might try himself, … Continue reading
1760 September 24 (Wednesday). A.M. at Dr. Crosbys Desire I attended his Dressing Mr. Williams Sore Hand: and his Opening another in the Elbow of the Same Limb. Prayed there — but was very faint in Time of Prayer. P.M. … Continue reading
1760 September 25 (Thursday). So poorly with my Cold that I could not go from Home. P.M. Rebecca Hardy here on the Affair of joining with the Church. N.B. I wrote to Master Minot of Concord about his drawing a … Continue reading
1760 September 26 (Friday). Go not from Home — by reason of Indisposition and most of the Family are ill with Colds. At Eve wrote by Mr. Beeton to Mr. Ebenezer Rice at Annapolis.
1760 September 27 (Saturday). Mr. Bridge here in his Way to Grafton — changing with Mr. Hutchinson.
1760 September 28 (Sunday). Read Job 36 and 1 Cor. 16. Preached a. and p.m. on Ps. 1, a.m. on v. 1, p.m. on v. 2 first Clause. Mr. Ithamar Bellows din’d with us. His Horse is left here for … Continue reading
1760 September 29 (Monday). I undertook my Journey to Cold Spring — but I was very unfit for it by reason of a great Cold — and My Wife and all my Children were also oppressed with Colds and much … Continue reading