Monthly Archives: August 1766

August 1, 1766

1766 August 1 (Friday).  C. and J. about the Rye and Wheat — they get in [blank] Shock of Rye and [blank] Shock of Wheat.  They work till past 10 in the Night and Mr. Nurse and Nathan Kenny help … Continue reading

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August 2, 1766

1766 August 2 (Saturday).  A.M. I rode to the South East Corner — in special to visit Mr. Belknap and his Wife upon her Recovery — and prayed giving Thanks for Gods great Goodness in healing her.  Called at Seth … Continue reading

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August 3, 1766

1766 August 3 (Sunday).  Mr. Hutchinson went to Westborough this morning, though against my Disposition — but he will do after his own manner.  He preached on Gen. 3.29.23 and on Ch. 28.12.  He also baptized Aaron, son of Isaac … Continue reading

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August 4, 1766

1766 August 4 (Monday).  Caleb mows at the further part of the Newton Meadow.  I rode over to Edmund Rice to see whether he would sell his Right in Middle Meadow.  But he utterly declined it.  P.M. I visited and … Continue reading

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August 5, 1766

1766 August 5 (Tuesday).  Mrs. Johnson had my Mare for Thomas Arnold to carry Bread to Worcester.  The Eclipse observed: but with with no advantage to view it with Instruments.  Mrs. Johnson, and her sister Hannah who very kindly have … Continue reading

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August 6, 1766

1766 August 6 (Wednesday).  Caleb and John get in the last Load of Meadow Hay.  I am persuing and Correcting Mr. Frosts Sermons, which are to go to the press; and finish them.  Caleb mows green Oats etc.

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August 7, 1766

1766 August 7 (Thursday).  I rode with Sarah to Dr. Wilsons, further to consult him upon her Case.  We dined there.  N.B. Mrs. Wilsons Brother Capt. Overing, there.  He relates some of his late sufferings by shipwreck at the east … Continue reading

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August 8, 1766

1766 August 8 (Friday).  Caleb and John mowe Bushes.  At Eve was call’d to go immediately up to Mrs. Wood.  It was feared she was struck with Death.  She seemed sensible — conversed a little — prayed with her.  She … Continue reading

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August 9, 1766

1766 August 9 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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August 10, 1766

1766 August 10 (Sunday).  Read Isa. 31.  Read p.m. Joh. 4 to v. 27.  Preached on the former part of the Chapter especially on v. 10.  At Eve visit Mrs. Woods again and pray with her.  Asked her how Death … Continue reading

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August 11, 1766

1766 August 11 (Monday).  At Neighbour Nurse’s Importunity Caleb and John goe to help him in his haying and Harvest.  Mr. Moore having come from No. 1 last week, to North Shrewsbury and preached for Mr. Morse yesterday, came here … Continue reading

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August 12, 1766

1766 August 12 (Tuesday).  Mrs. Parkman visits Mrs. Wood, though through much Difficulty by Reason of her own Lameness.  Mrs. Wood is still alive, and sits up in the Bed, and Smoaks.  I read part of old Mr. Joseph Simonds … Continue reading

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August 13, 1766

1766 August 13 (Wednesday).  This morning sent Mr. Moore’s Horse to Boston by Isaac Stone of Shrewsbury, who is going down to Cambridge to live at College.  Towards Eve Visit Mrs. Wood.  While I was there, am sent for to … Continue reading

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August 14, 1766

1766 August 14 (Thursday).  Mr. Jacob Rice having lodged here, is with us.  Dines here.  P.M. leaves us.  I am upon my preparations.

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August 15, 1766

1766 August 15 (Friday).  P.M. Mr. Francis Whipple here, in penitence, and desiring to offer his Humilliation and to join with the Church, is examined.

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August 16, 1766

1766 August 16 (Saturday).  Mr. Cushing returns from Boston with his Sister Bridget — but see nothing of Mr. Moore, or my Daughters: Though I have somewhat depended upon his so seasonably arriving that he, or Mr. Bowman of Oxford … Continue reading

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August 17, 1766

1766 August 17 (Sunday).  Neither Mr. Moore nor Mr. Bowman have come to my help.  Know not what has befell my Daughters.  Leave them under the Care of divine Providence.  Read a.m. Isa. 32.  Preached a.m. on John 4.23.24 etc.  … Continue reading

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August 18, 1766

1766 August 18 (Monday).  Was at Capt. Fays to get Linseed Oyl.  Visit Mrs. Wood and pray with her.  P.M. to Mr. Tainters in order to get him to hasten the Crossing the Ground which he plowed last Year.  Mr. … Continue reading

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August 19, 1766

1766 August 19 (Tuesday).  Rode to Ministers Meeting at Northborough.  Mr. Barret being absent, I was desired to deliver a Concio which though unexpected I did from Tit. 3.4 to 8, especially the last of these verses.  Lodged at Mr. … Continue reading

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August 20, 1766

1766 August 20 (Wednesday).  Mr. Moore (who has been at our House, till now) came from thence, with Mr. Cushing, to ministers meeting.  Mr. Goss preached the Lecture on Luk. 14.24.  P.M. Mr. Moore goes to Oxford.  At parting I … Continue reading

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August 21, 1766

1766 August 21 (Thursday).  Got Mr. Bakers Chair for my Wife and Sarah to ride to Dr. Wilson, on the Account of Sarah’s Breast.  At Eve Mrs. P. returns — informs that Sarahs Breast has broke, and the Doctor has … Continue reading

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August 22, 1766

1766 August 22 (Friday).  Am much taken up with Domestic Affairs.  Read Mr. Simonds excellent Treatise of the Deserted souls Case and Cure.  Deacon Tainter here, and I deliver him Mr. Frosts Manuscript Sermons, which are designed for the Press.

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August 23, 1766

1766 August 23 (Saturday).  I sent yesterday by Capt. Wood to Capt. Tyler of Mendon or Upton to pay a Demand upon Mr. Benjamin Hills’s Books, of a Debt my son William is charged with, or otherwise he must be … Continue reading

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August 24, 1766

1766 August 24 (Sunday).  Read Isa. 33.  Mr. Bowman of Oxford preached for me a. and p.m. on Joh. 6.44, former part.  He, his spouse, Mr. Cushing and Mrs. Maynard dined here.  Read Joh. 5, former part.  At Eve stopped … Continue reading

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August 25, 1766

1766 August 25 (Monday).  Lt. Baker with 2 yoke of Oxen, Mr. Tainter with one Yoke, Mr. Joseph Grout with one Yoke, Mr. Pratts, Mr. Nurse’s and my own with Capt. Maynards plough, crossed my new Field in Part.  I … Continue reading

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August 26, 1766

1766 August 26 (Tuesday).  The like Team except Mr. Grouts (who gave me his work yesterday), Joseph Bond came in his stead — crossed again in the same Field, but did not finish it.  Lt. Baker gave his own and … Continue reading

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August 27, 1766

1766 August 27 (Wednesday).  Mr. Sumner has writ for me to go to their Association to Day; but Sarah’s not Coming gives me many fears: However, depending upon Gods good providence I went.  Mr. Cushing my Company up.  Mr. Conklin … Continue reading

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August 28, 1766

1766 August 28 (Thursday).  Visit Mrs. Wood again and pray with her: dealt somewhat plainly with her, fearing She is deceiving her self, in her Hope.  On my preparations.  Sarah but weak and poorly.  Suse is in Family Business again.

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August 29, 1766

1766 August 29 (Friday).  See of Caleb in the Almanack.  Dr. Crosby here p.m.  We look into the Acts of the Synod of Dort, for some Time.

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August 30, 1766

1766 August 30 (Saturday).  John goes to Marlborough with a Bag of Wool for Billy — to be left at Merchant Barns’s for Conveyance, and a Letter to Mr. John Dexter, praying him to look again for Mr. Smiths Book … Continue reading

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August 31, 1766

1766 August 31 (Sunday).  Read Isa. 34.  Preached a. and p.m. on 2 Thess. 3.1.  Mrs. Maynard and old Mrs. Morse dined here.  P.M. read Joh. 5, latter part.  May God grant we may truely profit by this Days Exercises!  … Continue reading

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