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Monthly Archives: November 1760
1760 November 1 (Saturday). Master Fessenden here with us not well. His two Brothers here in their Journey to Rutland. I visit Mrs. Rolf at her Desire, to see her little Boy who has an extraordinary Swelling upon his Head. … Continue reading
1760 November 2 (Sunday). Read Job 39, 2 Cor. 4. Preached on Song 6 ult. Administered the Lords Supper. Mrs. Dolly Rice dined here. P.M. Text Rev. 1.18. N.B. Used all I prepared in the forenoon, though as many pages … Continue reading
1760 November 3 (Monday). Mr. Daniel Forb. works for me, in underpining my House — and gives it. I Catechized a. and p.m. at the Meeting House. P.M. Mr. Martyn comes to desire me to preach for him next Sabbath, … Continue reading
1760 November 4 (Tuesday). Mr. Daniel Forbush underpining a.m. N.B. I visit Mr. Nathan Maynards Child which is sick. P.M. preach at Mrs. Grouts on 2 Cor. 4.16 to p. 15. Was obliged to borrow an Horse at Capt. Woods. … Continue reading
1760 November 5 (Wednesday). Walked to Deacon Tainters. Breakfast there. N.B. A famous Training at Capt. Stephen Sadlers at Upton. N.B. Young Mrs. Tainter shews me a Dream which so impressed her that She had writ it out: and wanted … Continue reading
1760 November 6 (Thursday). Cousen Maynard dined here with us. P.M. Mr. Ol. Carter from Leominster. He has agreed with Mr. Fessenden for 3 Days preaching; and wants me to go one of them to administer the Sacrament but I … Continue reading
1760 November 7 (Friday). Mr. Parker came to have me send some Body to thrash with him. Mrs. P__________ p.m. walked to Mr. Hill’s and visited Several Neighbours. A Thing Somewhat unusual for her to do. At Eve Mr. Fessenden … Continue reading
1760 November 8 (Saturday). This Day completes the 36th Year of Gods Patience with this Church; and with Me, Since my Ordination, To which I was this Day too inadvertent, even until Evening — though some Time ago I thought … Continue reading
1760 November 9 (Sunday). The Day was very uncomfortable, rainy and stormy, yet to gratifie Mr. Martyn I rode over to the North End. Stopped at Young Mr. Martyns and accepted of their Invitation to breakfast with them though I … Continue reading
1760 November 10 (Monday). I was greatly oppressed with my heavy and many Burdens and Cares. Sometimes almost overwhelmed. From the abundance of my Heart, my Mouth overflowed at Table, when at Dinner. May God be Pleased to forgive what … Continue reading
1760 November 11 (Tuesday). So he does to Day. Breck thrashes at home both Yesterday and to Day. I Sent for Deacon Tainters old Stallion, upon his Offer to ride him and use him for his keeping. I rode up … Continue reading
1760 November 12 (Wednesday). Wrote to my Brother Parkman of the Disaster of the Looking-Glass and to desire him to send me another Barrell of Flower. Sorrowful Tidings of the Death of Miss Nabby Winter! May God Sanctify it to … Continue reading
1760 November 13 (Thursday). Mr. Forb. comes from his Fathers, and goes his Journey to Cambridge and Boston — carrys his neece with him. Went over to t’other House, and Mr. Parker and I divided the Hay in the Bays. … Continue reading
1760 November 14 (Friday). My Son Baldwin, from Boston here — is going home with Quantitys of Goods in two Carts — being about to Set up Trading. I have Deacon Tainters Horse here, but to day does Nothing.
1760 November 15 (Saturday). Deacon Tainter brought Wood — but I dont know upon what foot. Deacons Horse goes home.
1760 November 16 (Sunday). Read Job 40, 2 Cor. 5. Preached on Ps. 1.2, latter part. P.M. on 2 Cor. 5.15, last Clause. After Some Introduction I used Sermon on Rev. 1.18 from p. 169 to 176, with a loose … Continue reading
1760 November 17 (Monday). Had many Thoughts of going to Sudbury, to Mr. Cooks Funeral, but It is far down upon the Road to Boston, whither I ought to go if I had Money — but am not furnished; neither … Continue reading
1760 November 18 (Tuesday). Mrs. Rice (Elijah’s Wife) Sends for me. They think She will not continue. I rode on Neighbour Newtons Beast there. Found her very low — but willing, and Choosing to die. Prayed with her — and … Continue reading
1760 November 19 (Wednesday). Mr. Joseph Baker puts his Horse into my sleigh, and drives to Mr. Martyns to visit aged Mr. Monis, who is newly come up from Cambridge to live there. I dined there. In returning at Eve … Continue reading
1760 November 20 (Thursday). I visited and prayed with Abner Warrin. Mr. Forb. preached for me a Lecture to Young people, and particularly to the young Society. His Text Prov. 4.7. N.B. Mr. Fessenden dined here. Mr. Forb. and Sister … Continue reading
1760 November 21 (Friday). Breck begins to learn Latin again. P.M. Mrs. Rhoda Fay and At Eve her Brother Hezekiah to be examined. N.B. I now take Deacon Tainters stallion.
1760 November 22 (Saturday). Mrs. P__________ more apprehensive that her Time is near. Mr. Elijah Rice comes with the heavy Tidings that his Wife is Dead –that She dyed yesterday about an Hour before Sun Setting — in her Senses, … Continue reading
1760 November 23 (Sunday). Read Job 41, 2 Cor. 6. Preached a. and p.m. on Ps. 1, first Comma. At the Close desired the people to come seasonably to meeting. Told ‘em that whereas Some had been wont to say … Continue reading
1760 November 24 (Monday). Have had a very poor Night — Pain in my right Cheek chiefly. And it proving a Wet Day, I went not to the Burial of Mr. Elijah Rice’s Wife — that is to his House … Continue reading
1760 November 25 (Tuesday). My Sons, with Mr. Pratts Team, cart muck out of the Stables. P.M. Nathan Kenny helps them and they get out the Summer Dung and muck of the Cow-yard. P.M. Mr. Fessenden here. Also Mrs. Maynard. … Continue reading
1760 November 26 (Wednesday). I was So indisposed that I concluded it was best to have Mr. Fessenden prepare. I had also good forwardness of Preparation — mine was on Exod. 15.11. P.M. Mr. Fessenden came — and Stydyed [sic] … Continue reading
1760 November 27 (Thursday). Publick Thanksgiving but the Weather so Stormy I did not go out. Mr. Fessenden went to meeting when it was about 7 m. past 11. There being nobody but Mr. Batherick, besides my Family, he waited … Continue reading
1760 November 28 (Friday). Mr. Fessenden — and my 4 Boys went to school. Billy after dinner left us. I walked abroad. Mr. Rhody Smith here. At Eve no Hezekiah Fay (as was appointed him) here. Neighbour Zebulun Rice at … Continue reading
1760 November 29 (Saturday). I rode up to Mr. Bakers. Alexander and Breck winnow Rye. My wife exercised with Pains — Some of them She thinks of Cramp.