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Monthly Archives: July 1764
1764 July 1 (Sunday). Preached at Southborough a. and p.m. on Heb. 4.9 to p. 26 exclusive. Was somewhat faint a.m. Tryed to use a burning Glass p.m. Mr. Stone for me on Ps. 9.20 a. and p.m. He returned … Continue reading
1764 July 2 (Monday). Mr. Stone and I rode to Capt. Taylors — but he was gone to Roxbury. We went to see the New House he was building. I dined at Mr. Stones. P.M. in returning visit Mrs. Bent, … Continue reading
1764 July 3 (Tuesday). Eli Medcalf works here in ashing the Corn. Breck mowes. P.M. at Private Meeting at Deacon Tainters preached on Prov. 18.10.
1764 July 4 (Wednesday). Deacon Tainter came with an Horse and ploug[h]ed my Field and dined with us. P.M. Capt. Wood, Messrs. Zebulon Rice, Kendal and B. Tainter hoed for me. At night Miss Mary Bradish; and she lodged here. … Continue reading
1764 July 5 (Thursday). Mrs. Hills Funeral. Mr. Bowman here afterwards and Capt. Maynard and his Wife. They drink Tea. Captain is very uneasy about Bruce who will not consent to Beetons Setting a Shop on my old place. He … Continue reading
1764 July 6 (Friday). Breck and John finish half-hilling the great Field. P.M. Mr. James Flagg and his Wife here and drink Tea — but is so great Interruption to me.
1764 July 7 (Saturday). Jonas Kenny helps Breck and John a.m. half-hilling the Orchard: they [him?], part of p.m. Lydia David at Times here — lodged here last night and tarrys with us Still.
1764 July 8 (Sunday). The Subject I had undertaken to write upon engaged me in some considerable Reading and Study; So that (having also many interruptions almost Every Day the last week) I delivered an old Sermon a.m. (after Reading … Continue reading
1764 July 9 (Monday). Breck mows the Balks at the Island Field. I walked over to Capt. Maynards partly to visit him as very lame, and partly upon the Affair he is So uneasy about, respecting Mr. Bruce’s denying to … Continue reading
1764 July 10 (Tuesday). Lt. Baker breaks up in the same Tract, again — his Team 23. Breck mowing a.m. Wrote to Samme.
1764 July 11 (Wednesday). Mr. Sumner came; but his Wife, he was obliged to leave at Deacon Miles’s; it being exceeding Hot, and having their Babe with her. He dined with us, and preached my Lecture on Gal. 3.1. N.B. … Continue reading
1764 July 12 (Thursday). Write, and Send by Mr. John Wood, a Letter to Mrs. Andrews, in my own Vindication and with kind Affection. Mr. Bowker mowes for me, back of the Stables in each Inclosure; and in Bent meadow. … Continue reading
1764 July 13 (Friday). A great Rain; most refreshing to the Earth, which began to be very dry again. But some of my Hay is drench’d, which was mowed yesterday. How small the Loss to so great a Blessing! Principally … Continue reading
1764 July 14 (Saturday). It rains plentifully till afternoon. Suse detained still at Marlborough. After ceasing a while, it rains again.
1764 July 15 (Sunday). It is still a Wet, rainy Season. Read Prov. 13. Preached on Gen. 3.15. Administered the Lords Supper. Deacon Tainter dined here. P.M. read Mat. 22 to v. 22. Preached on Mat. 16.17. In appointing the … Continue reading
1764 July 16 (Monday). Mr. Jonathan How came to mowe for me; but the Meadows were so wet that he could not. He returned home. Suse returned from Marlborough. Catechized at the Meeting-House at 8 a.m. 51 Boys. P.M. 29 … Continue reading
1764 July 17 (Tuesday). At Mr. Nurse’s. He tells me he wants to Sell his Place — upon which I ask him to let me have the refusal of it, or part of it. And I spoke to Mrs. Nurse … Continue reading
1764 July 18 (Wednesday). Deacon Bond came about 7 o’Clock, and Mr. Daniel Forb. before 8, to go to Mrs. Andrews — but it rained so hard that it could not be prudent for me to go out. We had … Continue reading
1764 July 19 (Thursday). Mrs. P________ to Capt. Maynards. Breck at Mr. Nurse’s, because the Waters are so high upon our own Grass.
1764 July 20 (Friday). Mrs. P________ to visit her Kinsman Lt. Larkin Williams at Marlborough who is ill; as is his Wife also. Mrs. Maynard goes with her; and they go to Squire Brigham’s; where they dine etc. Mr. Edmund … Continue reading
1764 July 21 (Saturday). Breck So commands my mare as to make her plow; and he and John hoe in the Field behind the Meeting House. Mr. Moore of Oxford here from Cambridge — tells me there was no Commencement … Continue reading
1764 July 22 (Sunday). Preached at Grafton on Joel 3.13, first Clause, a.m. N.B. began the Exercise with singing. P.M. also: so that we sung five times in the Day. Preached p.m. on Mat. 13.39, middle Clause. O that God … Continue reading
1764 July 23 (Monday). Neighbour Lock and his Brother Jonathan How reap for me at the Island. Breck with them. John hoes. Mrs. Johnson at Work here — altering some Cloths of Brecks etc. Lydia David continues here, both for … Continue reading
1764 July 24 (Tuesday). One o’Clock a.m. Mrs. P________ returns. Mrs. Bowman has a Son. She was delivered by Dr. Ball, not without Instrument. Mrs. Johnson here. Lydia also. Breck reaps and John hoes a.m., both of them and Jonas … Continue reading
1764 July 25 (Wednesday). Mr. Moses Parker reaps a.m., carts in one Load of Rye p.m. I visit Mrs. Bowman at noon. Mrs. Rolf breaks fast with me, and goes over to Upton to her Brother Nathaniel Flagg’s — and … Continue reading
1764 July 26 (Thursday). Mr. Parker works for me. Breck lame by a Prick of a Pitchfork in his Shin, yesterday: he is unable to work to Day. Paid Mr. Parker, 15/ for yesterday, 20/ for to Day — 10/ … Continue reading
1764 July 27 (Friday). The same Women work here, as yesterday. Breck reaps. Jonas Kenny plows, and Cradles Rye etc. Mr. Adonijah Rice here, I having sent for him. He consents to his Wifes Joining with the Church. I call … Continue reading
1764 July 28 (Saturday). Miss Sally Putnam leaves us. Lydia here Still. Breck finishes reaping Rye and gets it in. A light Crop — about 20 shock only, for [blank] Acres of Ground. But any is more than Desert.
1764 July 29 (Sunday). Read Prov. 14. Preached on v. 12. Mrs. Maynard dined with us. P.M. read Mat. 22 from v. 23. Preached on Mat. 16.18. N.B. propounded Mrs. Hannah Rice, wife of Adonijah. N.B. Mr. Stretton of Waltham … Continue reading
1764 July 30 (Monday). Mr. Bowker who was to have come to work for me disappoints me. Am employed in that remarkable Satyr, the Simple Cobler etc. Breck and John [blank]. At Eve Mr. Forbes and Sarah from Brookfield. They … Continue reading