Monthly Archives: August 1765

August 1, 1765

1765 August 1 (Thursday).  Capt. Maynard burys his Child, Robert-Breck.  My Wife and I had Mr. Nurse’s Chair and Horse.  I prayed at the Funeral — John a Bearer.  Mr. Hall of Sutton dined with us.  God is very gracious … Continue reading

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August 2, 1765

1765 August 2 (Friday).  Thomas Arnold, though somewhat late in the morning, came and offers to work again: and mows in the Newton Meadow.  Mr. Fessenden dines here.

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August 3, 1765

1765 August 3 (Saturday).  Thomas works again.  Mowes in Bent meadow.  Brother Hicks here, going to a Sheriff with a Writ to be served on Judge Danforth — and returns back.

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August 4, 1765

1765 August 4 (Sunday).  Read Song 3 to v. 7 and preached upon it.  Mr. Kendal comes to Meeting.  He and his wife and Miss Betsy Gott dine here.  P.M. read Luk. 2 from v. 25.  Preached on Job 14.5.6.  … Continue reading

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August 5, 1765

1765 August 5 (Monday).  My Daughter Badlwin Seems to be somewhat better.

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August 6, 1765

1765 August 6 (Tuesday).  I rode up to Mr. Joseph Miles’s to attend a Fast there on account of his low Condition and yet he appears to be somewhat better, especially as to his Mind.  I opened the Solemnity with … Continue reading

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August 7, 1765

1765 August 7 (Wednesday).  Mr. Morse brought up 4 Gallons of Train Oyl (18/ per Gallon, where he bought it).

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August 8, 1765

1765 August 8 (Thursday).  Thomas brought home another Load of Hay.  Master Cushing made us a Visit and lodges here.

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August 9, 1765

1765 August 9 (Friday).  Master goes to his School.  N.B. Mr. John Wood brought up Paint for me, from Mr. Moffat — part of which was lost out of the Pail in bringing.  P.M. Billy from Townshend and brought home … Continue reading

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August 10, 1765

1765 August 10 (Saturday).  Thomas plows the west field.  P.M. came Mr. Hawley of Mashpee, accompanyed by Mr. Fessenden of Framingham.  The latter returns — the former lodges here.

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August 11, 1765

1765 August 11 (Sunday).  I read Ps. 92.  Mr. Hawley a.m. on Jude v. 21.  My Cousen Sadler and Miss Betty Gott dined here.  P.M. read Luk. 3.  Mr. Hawley preached on 1 Pet. 2.21.

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August 12, 1765

1765 August 12 (Monday).  Mr. Hawley pursues his great Journey to Onohoquage, designing to take with him young Mr. Moseley of Oanda, as a missionary to them.  Billy leaves us to go to Townshend and John goes with him to … Continue reading

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August 13, 1765

1765 August 13 (Tuesday).  Thomas plows.  I preached at Mr. Zebulun Rice’s on Is. 1.18.

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August 14, 1765

1765 August 14 (Wednesday).  I rode over to Mr. Martyns Lecture.  Dined there.  Mr. Harrington preached on Rom. 10.4.  N.B. his Wife there, as were Mr. Morse and his Wife, and Daughter — and Dr. Rice.  I delivered to Mr. … Continue reading

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August 15, 1765

1765 August 15 (Thursday).  Thomas works for me still.  I rode to Mr. Isaac Johnsons of Southborough.  Carryed Suse.  Deacon Tainter accompanyed.  There I preached to Miss Ruth Thomas, Mr. Johnsons Sister, who has been Bedrid for a great While.  … Continue reading

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August 16, 1765

1765 August 16 (Friday).  Heard of great Tumult in Boston, by a Mob on the 14th on account of the Stamp Office.  Thomas moves my Fence at the Meadow, to the Brook, against Mr. Andrews; he having Set up his … Continue reading

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August 17, 1765

1765 August 17 (Saturday).  Thomas went twice with my Team to the Ministerial Lot, and brought rails (55) and posts (50).

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August 18, 1765

1765 August 18 (Sunday).  Read Song 8 from the 8th v.  Preached on v. 8 to 12 a. and p.m.  Read p.m. Luk. 4.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  At Eve Old Mrs. Bradish turned in because of the Rain and … Continue reading

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August 19, 1765

1765 August 19 (Monday).  Thomas fetches more Rails and Posts from the ministerial Lott (55 Rails and 50 Posts).

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August 20, 1765

1765 August 20 (Tuesday).  Thomas Still carts Posts and Rails from the Ministerial Lot.  I rode over to Capt. Maynard and told him I must either have 50£ of money for Billy, to be carryed by Joseph Warrin to him … Continue reading

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August 21, 1765

1765 August 21 (Wednesday).  Lecture by Mr. Wheeler on Joh. 4.20.  After Dinner Mr. Fessenden returned with me and drank Tea with us.  Then he proceeded to Mr. Martyns.  I have word that Capt. Maynard pays 50£ for Billy — … Continue reading

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August 22, 1765

1765 August 22 (Thursday).  Mr. Baldwin goes to Worcester Court, and will thence home.  His Wife with us.  Thomas and John mow Bushes.  Mr. B. Tainters Wife here — dines — at Tea.  My Wife and Daughter Baldwin ride to … Continue reading

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August 23, 1765

1765 August 23 (Friday).  Thomas thrashes Flax and clears up the Seed.  Mows Bushes.  N.B. I Send Letters to my Brother Samuel and Mr. Moffat per Mr. Moses Harrington of Grafton.  Thomas to his Master Grouts at Eve.

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August 24, 1765

1765 August 24 (Saturday).  Thomas returns but it proves a rainy Day.  He does various necessary Chores.  Carrys out and Spreads Flax etc.

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August 25, 1765

1765 August 25 (Sunday).  Because my Exercises were to be grounded on only one v. each of them therefore I did not read in Course but I read, a.m. Ps. 45, which was Similar to our Chapter.  I preached on … Continue reading

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August 26, 1765

1765 August 26 (Monday).  Received a Letter from Mr. John Moffatt of Boston, per Mr. Moses Harrington of Grafton, dated the 24th and informing (among other Things) that the uneasiness among the people in Boston increases; owing to some Discoverys … Continue reading

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August 27, 1765

1765 August 27 (Tuesday).  The Rain prevented my Daughter’s Journeying a.m. but p.m. She and the Young Woman with her, sat out for Boston.  Thomas at Bushes.  John to Drurys Mill.  N.B. I wrote by my Daughter Forbes to Mr. … Continue reading

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August 28, 1765

1765 August 28 (Wednesday).  Mr. Wheelock brings me a Letter of Yesterday from Samuel in which he informs me of another Tumult in Boston Monday night — that they who formed the mob, first invaded Mr. William Storys House in … Continue reading

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August 29, 1765

1765 August 29 (Thursday).  Thomas at the like work at the Island.  Mrs. Gale pays me 41£ old Tenor.  Catechetical Exercise.  26 Young Women.  Began at Question 59.  I delivered part of my Expositions on Exod. 20.8 to 11, from … Continue reading

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August 30, 1765

1765 August 30 (Friday).  My Mind had been in great Agitation about the present Times; and peculiarly as the Case is in the Capital, Boston: I pity heartily the Condition of his Honour and especially if he is innocent, as … Continue reading

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August 31, 1765

1765 August 31 (Saturday).  Thomas and John both yesterday and to Day mowing Bushes.  Mr. Millen of Chauxit dined with us.  He is in his Return home, from Boston.  He Confirms the Melancholly Accounts of Monday Nights Work at Mr. … Continue reading

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