Monthly Archives: November 1765

November 1, 1765

1765 November 1 (Friday).  We may Say of this Day as the Prophet Zeph. Speaks, Ch. 1.15, “This Day is a Day of wrath” etc.  Read the v. throughout.  I was very much of the mind that this Day Should … Continue reading

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November 2, 1765

1765 November 2 (Saturday).  My Daughter Baldwin was So well as to ride over to Mr. Forbes’s alone.  Dined at my Son B.’s.  My Grandson Ebenezer P________ somewhat ill and confined: All the rest, throughout the Family, of mine, well.  … Continue reading

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November 3, 1765

1765 November 3 (Sunday).  Hope Mr. Steward is at Westborough.  I preached at Brookfield on Hos. 9.12.  P.M. on Isa. 4.5.  Both Sermons because of the Times.  Lodged at Mr. F.

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November 4, 1765

1765 November 4 (Monday).  Dined at my Son Ebenezers.  P.M. viewed his Place and Improvements which are very much to my Satisfaction.  The Eve was very remarkable — for a sad Disquietment subsisted between Mr. Forb. and Mr. Joseph Gilbert.  … Continue reading

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November 5, 1765

1765 November 5 (Tuesday).  Mr. Forbes and I rode to Hardwick.  Called at the Furnace which was now newly Set to work, at Hardwick, by Mr. Washbourn but they had not as yet cast any Thing.  We dined at Mr. … Continue reading

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November 6, 1765

1765 November 6 (Wednesday).  Return to Brookfield.  Preached the Lecture on Gal. 1.3.  The Church there met to receive the Return of the Committee who were with Mr. Joseph Gilbert on Monday Evening last.  Capt. Wit and his Wife at … Continue reading

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November 7, 1765

1765 November 7 (Thursday).  Took leave of my Children and came to Spencer to Dinner at Mr. Eaton’s: where dined Mr. Moses Baldwin, minister of Kingston or Pelham.  I preached the Lecture on Ps. 116.14.  After Lecture proceeded on my … Continue reading

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November 8, 1765

1765 November 8 (Friday).  In returning dined at Mr. Maccartys.  P.M. called at Mr. Pains and delivered a Deed of my Son Ebenezers to be recorded.  N.B. Col. [Murrey?] of Rutland there.  He was one of the Committee to view … Continue reading

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November 9, 1765

1765 November 9 (Saturday).  Gave my Self to prepare a Sermon for tomorrow.

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November 10, 1765

1765 November 10 (Sunday).  Omitted Public Reading because I Should have so great Occasion to use so much of the Chapter I designed to preach upon.  It was Esther 3.  My Text was in v. 15.  “And the Decree was … Continue reading

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November 11, 1765

1765 November 11 (Monday).  Visit Young Richard Barns who was lately hooked in his Eye by an Ox.  Mr. Chamberlin Sends a Cart with Turnips, Apples, Cabbages.

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November 12, 1765

1765 November 12 (Tuesday).  Visit Mr. Thomas Twitchels Son, Sick of a Fever.  N.B. A Number of Persons have kindly offered me Cyder.  To Day Capt. Jonathan Fay and Mr. Phinehas Hardy, each send a Barrell, which Mr. Joseph Grout … Continue reading

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November 13, 1765

1765 November 13 (Wednesday).  Am reading variously — magazine for June — etc.

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November 14, 1765

1765 November 14 (Thursday).  My people wondrously kind in giving Cyder.  Mr. Solomon Baker Sends me Word that if I will send a Barrell, he will fit.  Have had the like Word from Several more.

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November 15, 1765

1765 November 15 (Friday).  Deacon Tainter comes with two Barrells of Cyder, which are given — one by himself, the other by Lt. Harrington and 4 Bush.  Apples for Sauce.  Silas Hill comes with the Deacon.  John fetches home Mr. … Continue reading

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November 16, 1765

1765 November 16 (Saturday).  Gave my Self to my work as strictly as I could but I was not able to finish what I aimed at.

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November 17, 1765

1765 November 17 (Sunday).  Did not read publickly a.m. because the Chapter which I was yet upon in Some Expository Discourses, had been read already, viz., Isaiah 5.  Preached from v. 13-18.  At noon I proposed to the Church and … Continue reading

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November 18, 1765

1765 November 18 (Monday).  Mr. Martyn and his Wife visit and dine with us.  At Eve came Rev. Mr. Theophilus Chamberlain, Missionary to the Indians from Brookfield — supped and lodged here.  N.B. Mr. Rob. Wilson and his wife and … Continue reading

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November 19, 1765

1765 November 19 (Tuesday).  Mr. Chamberlain left us for Boston.  N.B. I wrote by him to the widow Dunlop at Cherry Valley.  Jonathan Batherick worked here a.m. carting out muck etc.  I wrote to sundry Neigbhouring Ministers for help in … Continue reading

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November 20, 1765

1765 November 20 (Wednesday).  Sent by Mr. Morse, 3 Years Magazines to Mr. McAlpine.  My Wife and Sarah go to Southborough.  They have Lt. Bakers Chair.  John harrows a.m. and plows in a little Rye.  Read Mr. Samuel Willards (of … Continue reading

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November 21, 1765

1765 November 21 (Thursday).  Rode to Grafton Fast, which was on account of the Troubles of the present Day.  Mr. Maccarty prayed and preached a.m.  Text Prov. 14.34.  I performed in the Afternoon, nor would Mr. Hutchinson do any thing.  … Continue reading

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November 22, 1765

1765 November 22 (Friday).  Deacon Tainter comes from Boston and brings a Letter from Mr. Holbrook, informing me of the Death of Mrs. Chamberlain (Mrs. Holbrooks Mother in Law) and that Mr. Surcomb was ill of the Gout.

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November 23, 1765

1765 November 23 (Saturday).  Mr. Mellen and his Wife going to Hopkinton.  Desires me to change with Mr. Barrett, and he himself will preach for him, if I will go to Mr. Martyn, who must go to Mr. Morse, who … Continue reading

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November 24, 1765

1765 November 24 (Sunday).  Mr. Martyn to Mr. Morse’s.  I preached at North End a.m. on Esth. 3.15, latter part, p.m. on Isa. 4 v. 5.  Returned home at Eve.  Mr. Barrat for me on Job. 16.19, Isa. 59.1.

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November 25, 1765

1765 November 25 (Monday).  Very Cold morning — froze hard.  John had not finished plowing in Rye last Saturday; and to Day, it was too Cold; tryed, but could not now.

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November 26, 1765

1765 November 26 (Tuesday).  Mr. Thomas Brigham of Marlborough dyed yesterday morning.

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November 27, 1765

1765 November 27 (Wednesday).  Very rainy morning, but it was the Day appointed to be and was observed in this Parish as a Day of Fasting, Humilliation and Supplication to God on account of the Public Trouble and Distress by … Continue reading

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November 28, 1765

1765 November 28 (Thursday).  Rode to Shrewsbury, to Mr. Sumners.  Dined there.  Preached the Lecture on 1 Cor. 11.20.  In returning visit old Major Keys (who was 91 last Aug.) and his wife, who has been bed-rid many Years, and … Continue reading

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November 29, 1765

1765 November 29 (Friday).  Miss Patty Richards here yesterday and to day making a Calamanco Gown for the Mother, and two homespun Gowns for the Children.  Master John Morse comes for Suse and carrys her to their House.  Mr. Tainter, … Continue reading

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November 30, 1765

1765 November 30 (Saturday).  The last Monday’s Paper informs me of Death of my dear Kinsman Mr. Ephraim Langdon, usher of the North Latin school, at Boston.[1]  May God sanctifie this Death! and especially to his sorrowfull Mother, and to … Continue reading

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