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Monthly Archives: April 1769
1769 April 1 (Saturday). Wrote to Mr. Whitney (who consented with Difficulty to my proposal to Change) of Mr. Stones Message. Sent John to Shrewsbury for Hay-seed, and he brings some from Deacon Miles. P.M. Ruth Bellows goes to Southborough. … Continue reading
1769 April 2 (Sunday). Read Jer. 44. Preached on Luk. 9.62. Master Rice dines with us. P.M. Read and preached on 1 Cor. 1. Appoint Contribution for Mr. Mellen. [Alexander is with us. At Eve hear his Wife has a … Continue reading
1769 April 3 (Monday). Alexander left us very early to return to Sturbridge. Ebenezer Maynard junior comes to live with me and work for me for Six months, and I am to pay him 10£ Lawful money. Old Mr. Charles … Continue reading
1769 April 4 (Tuesday). Mr. Collins Moore from Oxford — is going to Rochester. I write by him to his Brother. At Eve Mr. Batheric here, and Shews himself against the Contribution.
1769 April 5 (Wednesday). Ebenezer Maynard is cutt in his Ankle by Johns Ax flying out of his Hands, as he was driving a Post, and glanc’d with great force to Ebbe on t’other side the Fence. It happened about … Continue reading
1769 April 6 (Thursday). Publick Fast. Preached on Judg. 10.6.7.9.10 and 16; and p.m. some passages selected thence. N.B. before I went into Meeting Mr. Daniel Forb. met me and told me it was agreed that Deacon Wood Should come … Continue reading
1769 April 7 (Friday). The Doctor dresses it again. Was at Deacon Wood’s. Mr. Whitney and Wife, Child, sister Allice, together with Mrs. Martyn make us a Visit — dine, drink Tea. Sorrowful news from Shrewsbury of Miss Bridget Cushings … Continue reading
1769 April 8 (Saturday). Mrs. P_____ dresses Eb’s Leg. Neighbour Arnold brings word from Mr. Stone that he does not come to change with me tomorrow.
1769 April 9 (Sunday). Rode to Northborough and preached there a.m. on Luke 12.19.20. P.M. on Prov. 1.28. At Eve I rode to Shrewsbury to visit Miss Bridget Cushing whom I found very low. Mr. Sumner came. We prayed together. … Continue reading
1769 April 10 (Monday). Breakfast at Mr. Sumners. Return to Miss Bridget and converse with her. In returning home called at Capt. Allens, buy a Pair of Stone Buttons of Master Lewis, for Mrs. P_____. Jonathan Maynard works here. Do … Continue reading
1769 April 11 (Tuesday). Was much disappointed by Mr. Newton who brings me no money though he knows I am going to Boston — and what I have got can’t answer my present Necessity. Yet I undertake my Journey. Call … Continue reading
1769 April 12 (Wednesday). Rode to Mr. Bemus at Waterton. Payd him Ten Dollars. Cambridge. Requested Mr. Thomas Barrett to take my Son John as an Apprentice; but don’t succeed. Proceed to Boston. Visit Mrs. Holbrook: dine at Mr. Surcombs, … Continue reading
1769 April 13 (Thursday). Attended the Public Lecture preached by Mr. Turner of Duxbury, on 1 Tim. 1.11, those words — “the blessed God.” Dined at Mr. Richard Salters. P.M. Was at Mr. Quincy’s, at Mrs. Holbrooks, Procters, at Dr. … Continue reading
1769 April 14 (Friday). Breakfast at Loyds. At Mr. Hopestill Capons (where my Son Samuel lives). Mrs. Capon is in Grief at her Husbands being a Sandemanian. Prepare for my Journey home. Dine at Mr. Mathers. N.B. have settled with … Continue reading
1769 April 15 (Saturday). Rode home, having called at Mr. Woodwards. Dr. Robys (where was Mr. Lock of Sherb. and we dined together), at Mr. Bridge’s, and at old Mrs. Darlings, who is above 90 Years old, and Stood in … Continue reading
1769 April 16 (Sunday). Read Jer. 45 and 46 to v. 12. Mr. C. preached a. and p.m. on Eph. 2.8. I read p.m. 1 Cor. 2. Master Rice dined with us.
1769 April 17 (Monday). Mr. C. and Sarah rode to Southborough. At Eve they brought me a Pair of Doves from Mr. Stones. A Town Meeting on the Affair of making more room in the Meeting-House. John does something in … Continue reading
1769 April 18 (Tuesday). [No entry.]
1769 April 19 (Wednesday). I rode to Marlborough Association Fast. Mr. Loring, Stone, Goss and Bridge there. Mr. Gardner and Barrett being absent, I preached a.m. on Judg. 10, particular Select Sentences from v. 220.127.116.11. and 16 v. P.M. Mr. … Continue reading
1769 April 20 (Thursday). N.B. Mr. Stone having lent me his late Thanksgiving Sermon on Ezr. 9.8. to read, he therewith wrapped up Mr. Moses Gills Letter of Jan. 30th last, containing Remarks upon it; which I read. Mr. Beeton … Continue reading
1769 April 21 (Friday). Mrs. Maynard here. Master Caleb Rice came, and Mr. John Burnaps Wife to get me to write her Relation; which She dictated, and I first took the Minutes of, and then transcribed and gave her. We … Continue reading
1769 April 22 (Saturday). A Letter from Mr. C. at Ashburnham inclosing etc. Before night My Son William from Ashby.
1769 April 23 (Sunday). Read, and preached on, Jer. 46, especially v. 27.28. P.M. Read 1 Cor. 3. Deliver Sermon on Luk. 9.62 to page 17. Appoint the Communion. N.B. Mrs. Maynard dined here. The Doctor in dressing Ebbe Leg, … Continue reading
1769 April 24 (Monday). Eb.’s Leg is bad. The Doctor is much discouraged. Yet Eb. rode to his House. Mr. Maynard Sends an Horse for his Son, and he goes home before noon.
1769 April 25 (Tuesday). Send by Mr. John Maynard and Nurse to Boston for Sundrys. Mr. Bruce’s Eldest Twin dies about noon. Am reading Sale’s preliminary Discourse to the Koran.
1769 April 26 (Wednesday). Mr. Whitney came and dined with me. He preached my Lecture on Rom. 4.25. Master Rice after Meeting here at Tea. N.B. Ebenezer Maynard returned hither before Dinner, his wound ‘tis hoped not worse.
1769 April 27 (Thursday). Deacon Wood here — wants I Should Sell him some Hay. P.M. Attend the Burying of one of Mr. Artemus Bruce’s Twins.
1769 April 28 (Friday). Mr. Ebenezer Maynard works for me. Mr. Nurse has brought up from Mrs. Holbrook at Boston, Some Box Trees, and English Gooseberrys. Dr. Hawes dresses Ebe’s wound. There is no likelihood of his doing any work, … Continue reading
1769 April 29 (Saturday). The Doctor Daily Visits Eb. Maynard to dress his Sore. Mr. John Maynard has brought me from Boston 6 Gallons of Rum.