Monthly Archives: April 1768

April 1, 1768

1768 April 1 (Friday).  Mr. Brown takes my Mare with him to Framingham for Alexander to ride home.  A Time of Difficulty with us by reason of Shortness of Hay — two Cows have calv’d; by the Snow and cold … Continue reading

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April 2, 1768

1768 April 2 (Saturday).  Alexander came home from Framingham.

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April 3, 1768

1768 April 3 (Sunday).  Read Jer. 14.  Preached on Col. 2.2, carrying on the Subject began on 1 Tim. 3.16.  P.M. read Act. 16.  Preached on Mat. 6.33, with additions.  I chose this (using chiefly an Exposition) on Account of … Continue reading

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April 4, 1768

1768 April 4 (Monday).  Enoch Rice came to live with Me.  He goes down to the swamp to clear; John with him, and Alexander a.m.  Visit again at Mr. Bonds, the Child yet alive.  Pray there.  Dine also with Mrs. … Continue reading

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April 5, 1768

1768  April 5 (Tuesday).  Alex goes up to Mr. Conants prepared to Stay there.  I attended the Funeral of little Jesse Maynard (of 6 years), but hasten from thence in my designed Journey to Oxford (having Mr. John Woods Horse) … Continue reading

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April 6, 1768

1768 April 6 (Wednesday).  Mr. Maccarty better Still, through divine Goodness — and leave him with much satisfaction in my Visit.  Call at Coll. Putnams and consult him, especially on the Nature and Benefit of Mortgages: expecting to assist Alexander … Continue reading

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April 7, 1768

1768 April 7 (Thursday).  The Same Averseness continues in Mrs. Conant.  Both her Brothers John and Joseph Edwards come — to little purpose — for although She was brought to speak as if She consented, yet it went so against … Continue reading

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April 8, 1768

1768 April 8 (Friday).  Mrs. Wheelock being yet alive, I visited her — and Mr. Fish coming (at their Desire, in my Absence), discoursed and prayed with her.  N.B. Ruth Bellows, and Mindwell Batherick are, and have been for some … Continue reading

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April 9, 1768

1768 April 9 (Saturday).  Alexander returned from Oxford, having been and hir’d at Sturbridge.  Am much exercised with an Ague in my Face.

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April 10, 1768

1768 April 10 (Sunday).  Read Jer. 15.  Preached on 1 Joh. 5.20.  This is the true God — but am carrying on the Discourse on 1 Tim. 3.16.  Was afraid I should not have gone through the Exercises, as I … Continue reading

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April 11, 1768

1768 April 11 (Monday).  Visit Mr. Joseph Bonds Child, which (tis hoped) is recovering.  Visit at Neighbour Ebenezer Maynard.  Enoch works at Mr. Barnabas Newtons.  Mr. Biglow pays £22.10.0 old Tenor.

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April 12, 1768

1768 April 12 (Tuesday).  Enoch and John clear at the Swamp a.m.  Dig Stones at the further field.  Pay Richard Temple £23.17.0 old Tenor which is in full of all Accounts.

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April 13, 1768

1768 April 13 (Wednesday).  Alexander returns from Framingham, and goes to work part of the afternoon for me.  Mr. Beeton raised his Barn.  I could not go to it.

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April 14, 1768

1768 April 14 (Thursday).  Public Fast.  Preached a.m. on Amos 3.2.  P.M. with alterations and additions delivered part of Discourse on Joel 2.12.13.  After Exercise have confirmed News of the Death of Mr. Abner Whipple at Rockingham.  At Eve Mr. … Continue reading

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April 15, 1768

1768 April 15 (Friday).  Mr. Whitney of Northborough here.  Informs me that Matters are like to be composed at College, and the scholars to return to their Exercises again.

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April 16, 1768

1768 April 16 (Saturday).  I rode to Mr. Thomas Temple’s to see his Child; and prayed.  Went to Dr. Ball’s where I din’d and Mr. Whitney likewise.  P.M. went to See Mrs. Martyn who is mov’d to her son John’s.  … Continue reading

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April 17, 1768

1768 April 17 (Sunday).  Preach at Northborough on Heb. 6.12 a. and p.m.  Mr. Whitney for me on 1 Cor. 15.10 and he returns at Eve.  I arrive in safety.  D.G.

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April 18, 1768

1768 April 18 (Monday).  I went to Mr. Morse’s, Mr. J. Warrin, Deacon Woods, Mr. Wheelocks etc. to prepare for my Daughters going to Boston and my going to Ministers Meeting.  Enoch, because Alexander is with me, lets himself to … Continue reading

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April 19, 1768

1768 April 19 (Tuesday).  Have Mr. Wheelocks Chaise for Sarah and Suse to ride to Boston; the last to be left there, at Cousen Winters, and her Polly to come hither.  They Sat out p.m.  [illegible], a.m., to Stow.  Called … Continue reading

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April 20, 1768

1768 April 20 (Wednesday).  We reflect upon the Melancholly and Sorrowful Aspects of the present Day; That we used to have Fasts.  We all agree that our next Meetings be turned into Fasts — See Association Minutes for the particular … Continue reading

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April 21, 1768

1768 April 21 (Thursday).  Send John to Marlborough and further if it Shall need, to Enquire for my Saddle Baggs.  He returns with them.  Mr. Smiths servant had carryed them into his House, and forgot to give them to Me … Continue reading

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April 22, 1768

1768 April 22 (Friday).  Sarah returned from Boston and brings Polly Langdon to dwell here a while, as Suse is, in the mean time, to live at Cousen Winters.  Wrote to Mr. Fish to preach my Lecture next Week.

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April 23, 1768

1768 April 23 (Saturday).  Mr. Edmund Chamberlain or Wife have not come with their Relations etc.

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April 24, 1768

1768 April 24 (Sunday).  Read Jer. 16 and preached upon Col. 1.16.17 on the Divinity of our Blessed Saviour.  P.M. Read Act. 18 and gave an Exercise upon it.  O that God would please to add His Blessing!  Appointed the … Continue reading

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April 25, 1768

1768 April 25 (Monday).  We are full of the Accounts of the awful Providence last Friday at Marlborough, Silas How, son of the late Gershom How of Marlborough, having hanged himself near Mr. Joseph Strattons.  He had dwelt at Brookfield … Continue reading

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April 26, 1768

1768 April 26 (Tuesday).  Went to the Raising of a large Barn of Mr. Fessendens.  Called at Mr. Maynards — several of his Children sick — Sympathize etc.  Have account of the sorrowful Death of one Mr. Rich of Coi’s-Hill, … Continue reading

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April 27, 1768

1768 April 27 (Wednesday).  Mr. Fish dined here.  Preached my Lecture on Ps. 41.4.  Mr. Edmund Chamberlain and his Wife here with their Relations.  Mr. Goddard and other Company here.  News of the Birth of a Grand son, viz. Frederick … Continue reading

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April 28, 1768

1768 April 28 (Thursday).  Mr. Moore came from Oxford — informs me of his admirable mare’s being suddenly taken ill, and he supposes she is Dead.  He lodges here.  Mrs. Persis Putnam and her mother Rice here.

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April 29, 1768

1768 April 29 (Friday).  My wife having watched last night at Mr. Ebenezer Maynards returns this morning with word that 4 of the Children are sick.  Mr. Moore acquaints me with his Call to Rochester — and leaves us to … Continue reading

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April 30, 1768

1768 April 30 (Saturday).  Enoch Rice having agreed with Mr. Tainter to live with him for two Months, leaves me this Evening and Alexander returns from Framingham this Evening also.

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