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Monthly Archives: June 1766
1766 June 1 (Sunday). So very Hoarse with a Cold taken in my Journey home, as I suppose, that I went through such services as I undertook, with great Difficulty. Omitted Reading. Repeated a.m. the Application of sermon on Gal. … Continue reading
1766 June 2 (Monday). Caleb and John Spent the Chief of last Week in digging stones in the further-Field. They clear there to Day. Master Cushing waits on his mother to visit us and they dine with us. Miss Bridget … Continue reading
1766 June 3 (Tuesday). Caleb and John begin to Weed the Indian Corn. Mrs. Cushing and her Son and Daughter leave us. Mrs. P________ rides to Capt. Maynards with them. N.B. If it had not been for my Cold, I … Continue reading
1766 June 4 (Wednesday). At Capt. Fays.
1766 June 5 (Thursday). Visit Mrs. Belknap — low in Body, but high in Attainments and Experience. Prayed there — but in a broken manner. May God forgive my infi[illegible]. At Mr. Chamberlins and sons.
1766 June 6 (Friday). Caleb and John finished Weeding the Indian Corn, at Noon. P.M. They hoe in the Orchard Fore Yard, East Yard etc. Mr. Phinehas Maynard comes to inform me that Old Mrs. Hannah Rice widow of the … Continue reading
1766 June 7 (Saturday). C. and J. digg Stones. P.M. attend the Funeral of old Mrs. Rice. My Cold was So great I was too hoarse to Speak. Mr. Martyn prayed. My Wife with me, and therefore call at Capt. … Continue reading
1766 June 8 (Sunday). Read Isa. 24 and Luk. 23 to v. 27. Mr. Fessenden preached a. and p.m. on 1 Joh. 5.10. N.B. Sir Biglow from Chelsea, here — dines etc. with us, as did Mr. Hezekiah How.
1766 June 9 (Monday). Mr. Jonathan Hemingway comes to white wash the lower rooms. Caleb works for Foster. Mr. March and Tainter of Sutton, here about their Difficultys. Read Dr. Langdon against Sandeman.
1766 June 10 (Tuesday). Hemingway a.m., only. Primes the East room in part. Caleb helps him — and in white washing. P.M. Every one goes to the Raising Neighbour Thomas Bonds Barn: 80 feet long. I visited a.m. Mr. William … Continue reading
1766 June 11 (Wednesday). In Early morning talk with Caleb and Alexander for being out last night. They answer that they lodged with Foster. Caleb whitewashes a.m. Alexander returns home. Messrs. Martyn and Smith here and dine. The latter preached … Continue reading
1766 June 12 (Thursday). Foster helps us in digging Stones, with C. and J. Send by John [Maynard?] for a Bed and Looking Glass, from Boston. At Eve one Plummer comes Express from New Rutland, with Message signed by Rev. … Continue reading
1766 June 13 (Friday). A Number of Hands are clearing the Burying-place. Sarah to Southborough yesterday, and brings News that Capt. Jonathan Ward is Sick: but to day we hear he is Dead. Sir Biglow brings a Letter from Brother … Continue reading
1766 June 14 (Saturday). Caleb works for Lt. Baker, and John with the mare for Neighbour Nurse. My son Baldwin here, in his way from Boston, to Brookfield. At Eve John Maynard brings from Boston a Bed and in it … Continue reading
1766 June 15 (Sunday). Read Isa. 25. Preached a. and p.m. on Tit. 3.8. P.M. read Luk. 23 from v. 27 to the End. Administered the Lords supper. Deacon Bond being at Court, I spoke to Mr. Daniel Forbes, to … Continue reading
1766 June 16 (Monday). Mr. Hemingway here, painting etc. He dines here. P.M. Lt. Forbush here with a present of Butter, and is very good and friendly. I would thank God for it — how good and pleasant etc. God … Continue reading
1766 June 17 (Tuesday). The Association met at my House — but thinly, by Reason of the Rain. Messrs. Martyn, Stone and Wheeler were all the proper Members that came. See the Book for what was transacted at this Meeting.
1766 June 18 (Wednesday). Squire Barnard, Holland and March of Sutton here — break fast with us. Want advice — which we give. Mr. Wheeler of Harvard, preaches the Lecture on Act. 20.21. Though we have but few proper members … Continue reading
1766 June 19 (Thursday). I went to Southborough, to attend a Fast, appointed by the Pastor and people there on consideration of the various Frowns of Heaven — in the then Drought, Divisions in our State, low state of Religion. … Continue reading
1766 June 20 (Friday). Messrs. Cushing and Biglow leave us after Breakfast. Mr. Moore dines. P.M. I rode to Neighbour B. How to try to get him to go to Townshend to work for Billy, but in vain. Write to … Continue reading
1766 June 21 (Saturday). I visit and pray with Mrs. Adams (Wife of Mr. Daniel). P.M. C. has my Mare to go to Framingham. I read Dr. Chauncys Sermons occasioned by Sandeman, and an Independent Discourse calculated to the Meridian … Continue reading
1766 June 22 (Sunday). Changed with Mr. Martyn. I preached for him on Rom. 8.28 a. and p.m. to p. 23 or 4th. Mr. Martyn for me, a.m. on Luk. 19.10, p.m. Isa. 50.11. Each returned.
1766 June 23 (Monday). Caleb returned about 7 a.m. and went to plowing and Hoeing. Mr. Chaplin of Sutton and Deacon Greenwood here. Mr. Fessenden brings me Mather on the Lords prayer which I read out. Squire Barnard here and … Continue reading
1766 June 24 (Tuesday). Went to Mr. David Maynards for Grass. Dined at Mr. Ebenezer Maynards. Visit Mr. Parker — old Capt. Forb. C. and J. hoe.
1766 June 25 (Wednesday). I preached Mr. Martyns Lecture on Ps. 57.7. My Wife with me and Mr. Fessenden there also at Dinner with us. After Exercise, Mr. Abraham Rice and his New Marryed Wife, the late deacon Matthias’s widow, … Continue reading
1766 June 26 (Thursday). Caleb began to mowe my English Grass, a.m. and tends it p.m. John, at their importunity, goes to help Neighbour Nurse’s Labourers. I held a Catechetical Exercise, on the Reason annexed to the 5th Commandment and … Continue reading
1766 June 27 (Friday). Caleb mows a.m. John hoes at Nurse’s. P.M. Caleb and I pole in some of the Hay. Mrs. Haws, in her Feebleness rides in their Chair here. Mrs. P. rides to Mr. Tainter. Mr. Fessenden here. … Continue reading
1766 June 28 (Saturday). Caleb, to gratifie Neighbour Foster, who has not done his Corn, works for him to Day. John takes Care of the Hay at Home, and shutts up the Mischievous Fowls, of which we have many, and … Continue reading
1766 June 29 (Sunday). Mr. Temple and Edwards Whipple, a little After midnight came to request me to go to the young Child of the former, being in Extremity; and to baptize it. [Cor sursum?] I committ the whole to … Continue reading
1766 June 30 (Monday). Mr. Bruer here and informs me that Temples Child dyed yesterday after he got home from Meeting at Evening — but it was some time before sun down.