Monthly Archives: November 1767

November 1, 1767

1767 November 1 (Sunday).  Read Jer. 7.  Preached a.m. on Ps. 86.5.  Mrs. Maynard dines here.  P.M. read Act. 12.  Preached on Gal. 1.15, last Clause.  In the Exercise went on with the Repetition of another part of Discourse on … Continue reading

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November 2, 1767

1767 November 2 (Monday).  Town Meet on the Affair of my Support.  They Vote only 500£.  Will not provide my Wood.  ‘Tis tryed many Times in vain.  Some (as I was Informed) would have cutt me down to my bare … Continue reading

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November 3, 1767

1767 November 3 (Tuesday).  Mr. Moore and I rode to Shrewsbury Association Fast for reviving Family Government and Religion.  Mr. Bowman a.m. on Prov. 22.6, “train up a Child” etc.  P.M. Mr. Buckminster prayed and Mr. Conklin preached on Eph. … Continue reading

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November 4, 1767

1767 November 4 (Wednesday).  Ordination of Mr. Peter Whitney.  Mrs. P________ rode over with me.  Deacons Bond and Wood attended.  The Pastors, except Mr. Stone, and Delegates, met at Mrs. Martyns.  I was chose Moderator and prayed.  Mr. Smith was … Continue reading

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November 5, 1767

1767 November 5 (Thursday).  Some of our Company left us, viz. Messrs. Moore and Barrett for Cambridge; Capt. Clarke and Daughter to Hopkinton.  The young Misses, Moores, dine at Capt. Maynards after which they visit at Lt. Bakers.  Messrs. Biglow … Continue reading

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November 6, 1767

1767 November 6 (Friday).  They leave us, after Breakfast to go to Oxford.  Cousin Samuel Trask, who breakfasts with us, accompanys them I suppose, to Sutton.  Mr. Aaron Nurse here hooping several Casks.  Sarah who went to Mr. Richard Martyns … Continue reading

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November 7, 1767

1767 November 7 (Saturday).  Mr. Ebenezer Maynard came to desire me to go to Mr. Parkers.  P.M. notwithstanding it was so great an interruption to my Studys, I went.  Little Winslow dyed in the morning, and Harvey grew worse.  I … Continue reading

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November 8,1 767

1767 November 8 (Sunday).  Read Jer. 8.  Preached on Ps. 34.8.  Old Mr. Stratton of Waltham dined here.  P.M. read Act. 13 to v. 26 and delivered another Exercise, from the same Text, on Effectual Calling, using the Discourse on … Continue reading

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November 9, 1767

1767 November 9 (Monday).  Between 3 and 4 o’Clock in the Morning, came Mr. Thomas Frost and called me up to go to Mr. Parker, for it was feared that little Harvey was dying.  I arose and went — the … Continue reading

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November 10, 1767

1767 November 10 (Tuesday).  I attended the Funeral of Patty Beeton.  Deacon Wood and Mr. David Maynard killed an Ox for me.  The Weight of the Quarters, was 583 lb.  And the Hide was 86.  The Butchers dined with me … Continue reading

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November 11, 1767

1767 November 11 (Wednesday).  Mrs. Elizabeth Whitney here a.m. was examined; and dined here.  P.M. I went to the Funeral of little Harvey Parker.  Lt. Ward and Mr. James Parker were there.  Richard Temple who by Reason of the Rain, … Continue reading

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November 12, 1767

1767 November 12 (Thursday).  Mr. Whitney and Mr. Cushing; and Mr. P________ and I, with my Daughters Sarah and Suse, wait upon Deacon Wood and Mrs. Johnson, to solemnize their marriage.  Mr. Barrett prays before the Covenant and Mr. Whitney … Continue reading

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November 13, 1767

1767 November 13 (Friday).  Temple finishes swingling my last years Flax, which being so much rotted, wastes away exceedingly.  P.M. John and he plow in Rye at the Cook field.  Mr. Beeton in great Trouble requests me to go to … Continue reading

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November 14, 1767

1767 November 14 (Saturday).  By reason of the Storm Temple leaves me.  Weighs his Flax which he has dressed — it was but 19 lb. and 3/4.  Asks 52/6 for his work; that is, these 5 Days; part of which … Continue reading

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November 15, 1767

1767 November 15 (Sunday).  Read Jer. 9.  Preached on 2 Pet. 1, latter part of v. 3.  With some proper Alterations used sermon on Rom. 8.28 from p. 33 to 40.  Old Mrs. Beeman and Temple dined here.  P.M. read … Continue reading

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November 16, 1767

1767 November 16 (Monday).  Lt. Baker and Mr. Jamison here a.m.  I agree with the former to get me my Years wood for 50£ old Tenor and I have expressly mentioned our keeping 3 Fires, and to have constant Supply … Continue reading

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November 17, 1767

1767 November 17 (Tuesday).  Capt. Maynard came to call me to Mr. Beetons to see his little William but though I hastened, he dyed before I got there.  The House in great Mourning.  I prayed with them.  Capt. invited me … Continue reading

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November 18, 1767

1767 November 18 (Wednesday).  Am very much taken up with visiting the Sick, and attending on the Dead: for this Day I attend Buryal of little William Beeton and at Eve carry my Daughter Sarah to watch at Mr. Parkers … Continue reading

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November 19, 1767

1767 November 19 (Thursday).  By Reason of the storm my son Baldwin tarrys and dines with us.  But p.m. leaves us for Sudbury.  I delivered him £7.10 old Tenor to lay out for a great Coat for John.  Catechized at … Continue reading

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November 20, 1767

1767 November 20 (Friday).  Neighbour Jonathan Hows Wife and Children, and Grace Lock who lives with them being ill, as I apprehended from his Discourse with me, and his repeated Desire that I would go to see them, I made … Continue reading

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November 21, 1767

1767 November 21 (Saturday).  Neighbour Newton kindly sows Rye and John plows it in.  Received last night a Letter from Samuel that he has agreed with Mr. Loyd to live with him a Year, and he is to give him … Continue reading

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November 22, 1767

1767 November 22 (Sunday).  So great a Storm I omitted Reading publickly: Fewer Old, but more of young people attended, than I expected.  A.M. preached on Eccl. XII.1, latter part.  P.M. went on with the Effects of Effectual Calling from … Continue reading

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November 23, 1767

1767 November 23 (Monday).  Read Dr. Burnetts Theory Vol. 2.  Am more and more affected with the Authors surprizing stretch of Genius — but most with the very solemn Subject.  N.B. Lt. Baker brings a Load of Wood with my … Continue reading

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November 24, 1767

1767 November 24 (Tuesday).  Was obliged to leave my study, and go up to the Shops, Wheelocks and Woods, to buy John a stout Jacket for his Winter Business.  N.B. Dined at Lt. Bakers, with Master Jamison.  At Eve send … Continue reading

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November 25, 1767

1767 November 25 (Wednesday).  Paid my son B. £1 old Tenor.  Have given him in all £8.10.0 for the Cloth and Buttons.  He goes to Brookfield.  I am much affected with Dr. Burnetts Theory — on the last Conflagration.  May … Continue reading

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November 26, 1767

1767 November 26 (Thursday).  John abroad again.  He fetches half a Quarter of sugar which John Maynard has brought up for Me from Boston.  Am grievously exercised with Pain in my Back, by a Cold I have taken — but … Continue reading

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November 27, 1767

1767 November 27 (Friday).  I am still under the Grievance of my pained Back.  Yet, through the divine Goodness I can follow my studys: which I would esteem a great Favour.

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November 28, 1767

1767 November 28 (Saturday).  Richard Temple came from Ashby.  Dined here — stays and I set him to rebuild my Hovel.  I do not get rid of my Pains, but have respite.  Am in my preparations.

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November 29, 1767

1767 November 29 (Sunday).  Read Jer. 10.  Preached on Prov. 23.26.  May God be graciously pleased to add His special Blessing!  Mr. William Nurse’s Wife, and Mrs. Maynard dined here.  P.M. by Reason of the work before us, and the … Continue reading

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November 30, 1767

1767 November 30 (Monday).  Temple having tarried here over the Sabbath, breaks Flax.  Capt. Jamison sends me a Card to invite me to his Lodging at 5 this Evening.  Signed St. Andrews, but I was under previous Engagement as I … Continue reading

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