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Monthly Archives: June 1768
1768 June 1 (Wednesday). Billy (having bought him an Horse and which he rode upon here) carrys upon him the Tire which Beeton has made; with Sufficient Nails to fasten it on with. He also drives my Oxen before him, … Continue reading
1768 June 2 (Thursday). Mr. Maccarty and his Brother Bridge of Worcester dined here.
1768 June 3 (Friday). Persis Newton at work here for Alexander.
1768 June 4 (Saturday). Persis here again till noon. Ebenezer came from Brookfield this p.m. and arrived here at night, in complyance with a Letter I sent him about the Harrington Affair at Nottingham.
1768 June 5 (Sunday). Read Jer. 22. Preached on 1 Tim. 3.16. Dr. Wright and his Mother Fessenden dined here. P.M. read Act. 23. Preached on that part of the v. “justifyed in the Spirit.” I appointed the Communion and … Continue reading
1768 June 6 (Monday). Ebenezer goes early to Watertown, his Brother Harrington and Stearns or Bond being about to go to Nottingham about their Interest in Lands there. Richard Temple works here, with Alexander and John. P.M. I visit Mr. … Continue reading
1768 June 7 (Tuesday). Mr. Hawkins the Taylor here; measures me for Coat and Breeches. At Eve I was at Mr. Ebenezer Maynards. Talk about his Meadow. His price is £750 old Tenor. I defer Answer till I can See … Continue reading
1768 June 8 (Wednesday). Mr. Stone and Mr. Whitney of Northborough dined here. The former preached my Lecture from Isa. 59.2, “Your Iniquities have Separated.” May God bless it to us for our Saving Good! Dr. Crosby here. He invites … Continue reading
1768 June 9 (Thursday). Mrs. Eleoner Williams here. In reckoning I find I owe her 40/ old Tenor. She asks not only for a Note for that, but for the further sum of 68/11, and to gratifie her, and She … Continue reading
1768 June 10 (Friday). My Son is bent upon going home. I lent him 8 Dollars; for which he gave me his note of Hand. P.M. he goes home. Presently Mr. John Langdon junior brings Suse from Boston, and at … Continue reading
1768 June 11 (Saturday). Mr. Langdon is come for Cousen Polly, her Mother being much Scared about her Eye (though She is grown a great deal better) and this Morning they Set out for Boston.
1768 June 12 (Sunday). Read Jer. 23. Preached on 1 Tim. 3.16. Administered the Lords Supper. Capt. Jamison, Mrs. Maynard, Elizabeth Beels dined here. P.M. read Act. 24. Preached on Heb. 13.3. Had a Contribution for Mr. Joseph Sherman. And … Continue reading
1768 June 13 (Monday). Went to Capt. Maynards to talk with him about Mr. Maynards Hobbamockaw Swamp. In Returning home, called at Mr. Ebenezer Maynards but he was not at home. P.M. Mr. Maynard came here and he tells me … Continue reading
1768 June 14 (Tuesday). Though it rained in the Morn, yet Mrs. P________ and I rode (as we had been invited) to Dr. Crosbys. Mr. Sumner and his Wife were there; and we dined [plentifully there?]. Called at Mr. Knowltons … Continue reading
1768 June 15 (Wednesday). Attended the Association Fast at Southborough. See Minutes of Association. In returning called to See Mrs. Gale who is sick. People are at work on the New Road by Lt. Bruce’s, and making a New [Causey?] … Continue reading
1768 June 16 (Thursday). The proposal had been that Lucy Should go to Nantucket for the recovery of her Health; that Mr. Roger Bruce should go to take Care of her, but Mr. Baldwin goes himself. They have Dr. Hawes’s … Continue reading
1768 June 17 (Friday). Mr. Ebenezer Maynard here to give me Bounds etc. Sarah and Suse visit at Lt. Bakers.
1768 June 18 (Saturday). Cousen Maynard is in travail and Sends for her Aunt, who goes to her. My Sophy ill. A Sorrowful Season, by Reason of Cold and Rain. Much of the Seed planted doth not come up, and … Continue reading
1768 June 19 (Sunday). Read Jer. 24. Preached on 1 Tim. 3.16, “Seen of Angels.” P.M. read Act. 25, and on Consideration of the Troubles and Tumults at Boston, and sorrowful state of our public Affairs, and likewise the unseasonable … Continue reading
1768 June 20 (Monday). Visit Mr. Daniel Miller and pray with him. Dine at the Widow Kendals. Visit at a New Comer’s Mr. Enoch Cook, but the man was not at home — at Francis Pierce’s — proceed to Mr. … Continue reading
1768 June 21 (Tuesday). Attend the Funeral of my Old Neighbour Mr. Hezekiah How. P.M. wrote a Deed of the Maynard Swamp and Meadow commonly called Hobbamockaw swamp.
1768 June 22 (Wednesday). I delivered £100 to Mr. Ebenezer Maynard Old Tenor as part of pay for his swamp. Went over to Northborough Lecture. Dined at Mr. Whitneys. Mr. Belcher Hancock there. Messrs. Morse and Sumner also. I preached … Continue reading
1768 June 23 (Thursday). Mr. Hancock calls to see me, and dines here. P.M. he goes to Hopkinton. Messrs. David and Ebenezer Maynard come to see how far I will agree respecting Davids and his Heirs etc. carting Hay through … Continue reading
1768 June 24 (Friday). I write for the Maynards Conveyances of Privilege of passing and repassing etc. Neighbour Ebenezer pays me the Abatement agreed upon last Evening; and gives me 10/ for my Writing for them — in all £8 … Continue reading
1768 June 25 (Saturday). I rode to Southborough. In my Way called at Mr. Andrews’s. They treated me with Civility. I made a Visit to Mrs. Bulah Bent and her Brother and Sister, now first since the Death of their … Continue reading
1768 June 26 (Sunday). I preached at Southborough on Rev. 16.15 a. and p.m. and wish divine Blessing! Returned home at Eve. Mr. Stone had preached here, on Job 7.16, “I would not live always.” Mr. Steward, who came to … Continue reading
1768 June 27 (Monday). Went over to Mr. Ebenezer Maynard and with him to Capt. Maynards. I gave Mr. Maynard my Note for what remains further of the price of the Swamp, viz. For £13.6.8 to be paid Dec. [25?] … Continue reading
1768 June 28 (Tuesday). I visit Mr. Daniel Miller, who looses ground. His Mind indeed seems to be more Calm. I prayed with him — dined there. Was detained there by thunder and Rain. N.B. Agreed with Mr. John Harrington … Continue reading
1768 June 29 (Wednesday). I rode to Marlborough Lecture and preached on 1 Cor. 11.20, latter part. Mr. Stone and Mr. Steward there. We dined there together. N.B. Mr. Smiths and Mr. Stones Dissatisfaction with my Admitting Mrs. Andrews into … Continue reading