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Monthly Archives: October 1766
1766 October 1 (Wednesday). I got Mr. Wheelocks Chaise and rode to Hopkinton for my Daughter Sarah. Mr. Stewart and Mr. Moore go with me. They dine at Mr. Barretts. I proceeded to Capt. Clarks and dined there. Made up … Continue reading
1766 October 2 (Thursday). Our Company tarryed and dined. Here dined with us likewise Mr. Sherman of Bedford. P.M. They all left us. N.B. Wrote to Billy and sent it to Cuttings at Waltham for Conveyance. At Eve Thomas Arnold … Continue reading
1766 October 3 (Friday). A.M. Sophy carrys her Neece over to her grand father Forbes’. Mrs. Jones, Wife of Mr. Elisha Jones of Pittsfield, accidentally calls here — and dines with us. At Eve I was at Capt. Woods and … Continue reading
1766 October 4 (Saturday). Received a Letter from my Son Ebenezer dated Sept. 29 of his waiting upon his Mother to Stafford etc. P.M. Mr. David Maynard here. We conferr on the Present situation of Andrews Affair. Mrs. Kendal brought … Continue reading
1766 October 5 (Sunday). Read a.m. Isa. 38. Preached a third time on Isa. 54.13. Mr. Onthank of Southborough (Mr. Stone being gone to the Cape) and Miss Betty Gott, dined with us. Read p.m. John 8 to v. 30. … Continue reading
1766 October 6 (Monday). Read part of Chrysal Vol. 1. But my mind is principally engaged upon far more interesting subjects.
1766 October 7 (Tuesday). A.M. with Lt. Baker — he is anxious about the Event of the Andrews Matter. I find the uneasiness gains Ground, to my great sorrow. P.M. Preached at Deacon Tainters on Mat. 25.10, midmost Clause. Visit … Continue reading
1766 October 8 (Wednesday). Undertook a Journey to Brookfield, provided I dont meet with Mrs. P________ on the way, to wait on her home. Carryed my grand Daughter Mary Forbes with me (in Lt. Bakers Chair). Break fast at Mr. … Continue reading
1766 October 9 (Thursday). We dined at my Son Parkman’s. He is badly affected with pains in his Leggs, by which he is much taken off. What a Flock of Children surround us: they have Seven. May the Lord command … Continue reading
1766 October 10 (Friday). Visit at Mr. Hardys. We dine at our son Baldwins. Each of my Children being together, and Dr. Throop entertains us with vocal and instrumental musick after Dinner. We were at the Potash to see the … Continue reading
1766 October 11 (Saturday). We take leave. Broke fast at Mr. Forbes. Stopped at Sergeants. Took a way Bit as we rode — till we got to Mr. Maccartys — where we were well refreshed though it was late for … Continue reading
1766 October 12 (Sunday). Read Isa. 39. Mr. Biglow a. and p.m. His Text a.m. Rom. 1.16. P.M. 1 Cor. 3.11. May God grant His Blessing on him and us. Read p.m. Joh. 8 from v. 30 to the End. … Continue reading
1766 October 13 (Monday). Mr. Biglow left us. I visit old Mrs. Byles — dined there. Visit at Neighbour Elijah Rice’s, Twitchells, Elijah Hardys, Ensign Millers — but especially old Mrs. Grow and prayed with her — and Lt. Harrington … Continue reading
1766 October 14 (Tuesday). James Haven from Lt. Baker, helps Caleb in carrying the remainder of the Corn — and getting the Husks into the Barn. N.B. 134 Baskets of good Corn. John came from Townshend with the Steers and … Continue reading
1766 October 15 (Wednesday). Cousen Betty to Mrs. Johnsons. Miss Peggy here till Evening when her Brother came for her. N.B. a Letter from Brother Breck, of his being in a way of Recovery — and that he has heard … Continue reading
1766 October 16 (Thursday). I Seriously considered our Present state and Circumstances in this place; Considering especially the Troubles by Mrs. Andrews whose Request is to be laid before the Church tomorrow, and the great Duty of Communicating next Lords … Continue reading
1766 October 17 (Friday). Mr. Adams left us in the forenoon. Mr. Sumner, his wife, and Miss Bridget came — and dined here. Mr. Sumner preached my Lecture on Joh. 8.36, “If the son shall make you free etc.” We … Continue reading
1766 October 18 (Saturday). Mr. John Wood here. Says Capt. Brigham had a great deal of Dispute at their House last night upon the Andrews Affair. Messrs. Smith of Marlborough and Williams of Sandwich Came (unhappily for my studys) to … Continue reading
1766 October 19 (Sunday). Read Isa. 40. Preached on 2 Cor. 13.5. Administered the Sacrament — and See other administrations in Church Records. Mr. Blake, Mr. [Moreton] (of Athol) and his Wife, Mr. Cushing and Miss Mary Steward, dined here. … Continue reading
1766 October 20 (Monday). Squire Whipple brings me 14£ 7/6 old Tenor to be delivered to Billy, it being Mr. Jonas Bradish’s Debt to him.
1766 October 21 (Tuesday). Attended the Association — and as Several Members, Squire Whipple, Mr. Belknap, Mr. D. Maynard, of this Church had manifested their Desire that I would ask the Mind of the Association concerning Mr. Cleaveland and his … Continue reading
1766 October 22 (Wednesday). Still at the Association. Lecture by Mr. Martyn on Luk. 10.42, a very useful Discourse, especially as to people’s coming to Lecture. Returned home p.m. Messrs. Cushing and Biglow here — and lodge here.
1766 October 23 (Thursday). Dr. Wigglesworth of Ipswich Hamlet calls. Calebs Time is out, and having given him two Notes — one of 30£, the other of £7.10, besides what Cash I paid him, he left us, having behaved well, … Continue reading
1766 October 24 (Friday). A great storm of rain, and I was weather bound at Lunenburg. N.B. Dr. Dunsmore came in and Spent some Time with Me.
1766 October 25 (Saturday). Sat out for Townshend, westwardly part. Arrived at my Son Williams and dined with my Daughter in Law. P.M. went to him at his Saw-Mill at Ashbournham. N.B. Mr. James Colman with a Number of Hands, … Continue reading
1766 October 26 (Sunday). An Assembly met at my Sons House. We began with Singing. I preached a.m. on Ps. 85.9 and 12. P.M. began again with Singing. Preached on Heb. 12.25. May God grant Success! I baptized two Children … Continue reading
1766 October 27 (Monday). A.M. Visited Several of my son’s Neighbours Places, particularly Mr. Samuel Browns. Went to the Pot-Ash Works near my son’s. P.M. he kills a large Ox. At Eve came Mr. Fitch. I take Minutes from his … Continue reading
1766 October 28 (Tuesday). My son goes with me to Mr. Gales’s new House. Ascend the high Prospect-Hill, in or nigh Lexington Farm; in the Confines of which the Germans live. Went to Several of their Houses, viz. Mr. John … Continue reading
1766 October 29 (Wednesday). Undertake my Journey back. Called at Mrs. Whitneys to leave my Charge with her and the Children I had baptized. Called at Mrs. Stearns and at Rev. Adams’s. Neither of them at Home. Proceeded to Mr. … Continue reading
1766 October 30 (Thursday). Mr. Goss accompanys me part of my Way. Dine at Mr. Martyns. Leave him my Watch to have the Regulator put in. In going home hear that Mr. Cleaveland preached at Mr. Andrews’ Yesterday. Am desired … Continue reading