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Monthly Archives: June 1771
1771 June 1 (Saturday). Mr. Adams, I perceive, is just upon marriage to Dr. Chauncys Daughter. I called at Mr. Cushings at Waltham to write to Alexander by one Mr. William Brakenridge of Ware. Dined at Mr. Woodwards. Called at … Continue reading
1771 July 1 (Monday). Joseph returned from Hopkinton. He begins to mowe. Elias also mowes with him. I rode to Mr. Snow’s to see his Wife who is very low — being in great Distress with her Throat — scarce … Continue reading
1771 June 2 (Sunday). Read Ezek. 45. Preached a. and p.m. on Eccl. 7, last Clause, with various Additions. Cousin Betty Gott dined here. P.M. Read 1 Tim. 4. Admitted Levi Warren and his Wife — was obliged to have … Continue reading
1771 June 3 (Monday). Breck sat out for Monadnock to build a Barn for Levi Brigham. Read variously. Wrote to Alexander about Jones.
1771 June 4 (Tuesday). Preached at Mr. Jonathan Grouts, on Josh. 24.15, last Clause.
1771 June 5 (Wednesday). Mr. Seth Morse here, and desires me to write to Mr. John Boyles in his Name, and he Signed it, to desire him to suspend the sending of Psalm Books. Mrs. Bekky Warrin of Upton here, … Continue reading
1771 June 6 (Thursday). Joseph Chamberlin has had a bad night of pain and vomiting and is ill this Morning — continues ill through the Day — in great pain, though his Vomiting Ceases. I got Moses Smith (who works … Continue reading
1771 June 7 (Friday). Joseph wants to go home. Deacon Wood is going to Hopkinton, acquaints Mr. Chamberlin with his Sons illness. Nathan (another Son) rides over, and p.m. works in his Brother Josephs Stead; Joseph rides home. At Eve … Continue reading
1771 June 8 (Saturday). The Company proceed on their Journey to Brookfield. Nathan Chamberlin nigh Evening goes home.
1771 June 9 (Sunday). Read Ezek. 46. Preached a. and p.m. on Prov. 4.23. P.M. read 1 Tim. 5. N.B. Was obliged to Set the Psalm my Self, in the afternoon first Singing, and for the last desired that Some … Continue reading
1771 June 10 (Monday). Mr. Ward left us. Mr. Spring finishes the paling my fore yard, and mends one of the great Gates. Deacon Wood carrys Letters to Messrs. John Boyles, Fleeming, etc. about Psalm Books. P.M. I walked out … Continue reading
1771 June 11 (Tuesday). Walk in the morning to Mr. Joseph Harringtons and to Mr. Tainters to get a pasture for my Horse. Succeed with the latter, and for Assistance in breaking up. When I returned Capt. B. Fay was … Continue reading
1771 June 12 (Wednesday). Mr. Stone dined with us and Preached my Lecture from Mat. 15.7.8. I stopped the Church to See whether they would not choose some more Choristers. This they agreed to, but did not proceed to do … Continue reading
1771 June 13 (Thursday). Closely applyed to sermon etc., etc. Mrs. Eunice Rice here — About her Confession — but appears to me too lame and backward in some particulars. She does not incline to acknowledge that She is guilty … Continue reading
1771 June 14 (Friday). Rev. Mr. Elnathan Whitman and Daughter Betsy of Hartford came and lodged here. Received from Rev. Adams of Roxbury Dr. Chauncys complete View of Episcopacy.
1771 June 15 (Saturday). Mr. Roger Sherman of New Haven, and his Lady here at Breakfast with us, to accompany Mr. Whitman etc. They all leave us, to go to Woburn and Boston. Towards Night Solomon Woods here, with a … Continue reading
1771 June 16 (Sunday). Administered the Lords Supper. Mr. Simon Tainter, Old Mrs. Fessenden and Mrs. Maynard dined here. Read Ezek. 47 and preached on part. P.M. Read 1 Tim. 6. Preached on 1 Pet. 1.18 — “Redeemed from a … Continue reading
1771 June 17 (Monday). Mr. Brown and wife from Leicester, and dine here. Kezia is better. Jones in Jayl yet. Visit old Lt. Forbush and his Wife.
1771 June 18 (Tuesday). To Mr. Snows to see his Wife. To Southborough Ministers Meeting. But met Mr. Stone overwhelmed in Trouble, going to Hardwick, his Daughter Bangs in Travel and could not be delivered. I went to his House … Continue reading
1771 June 19 (Wednesday). Expected a large Team to plow up new ground, if it had been suitable Weather: but by reason of the Wet weather, it is deferred. I could not attend Mr. Whitneys Lecture.
1771 June 20 (Thursday). Deacon Wood and a Yoke of Oxen, Mr. Tainter with two Yoke, Mr. Nathan Maynard and one Yoke, Mr. Joseph Bond and one Yoke, Mr. Barnabas Newtons, Mr. Ebenezer Maynards, Mr. Beetons, Mr. Levi Warrins and … Continue reading
1771 June 21 (Friday). Letter from Sophy at Rochester, that Mrs. Moore remains very poorly.
1771 June 22 (Saturday). [No entry.]
1771 June 23 (Sunday). Read Ezek. 48 and preached on it especially the last Clause. Cousin Betsy Gott dined here. P.M. read 2 Tim. 1. Preached on Cant. 1.6 as Introduction to what I had further to deliver on Prov. … Continue reading
1771 June 24 (Monday). Lt. Baker blooded my Oxen. We settle our Accounts. I owe him £41.9.0 O.T. Paid him in part by a Note to Constable Gleason, viz. £22.10 old Tenor. Mrs. Tainter makes a Visit and dines here. … Continue reading
1771 June 25 (Tuesday). P.M. Mr. Whitman of Hartford and his Daughter, in their Journey from Boston, Came, drank Tea and lodged here. My Son Ebenezer came from Brookfield — acquaints me with the great Disturbance there, about ministerial Rights, … Continue reading
1771 June 26 (Wednesday). Mr. Whitman and Daughter leave us to return home. Ebenezer to Cambridge.
1771 June 27 (Thursday). Preached a Lecture to Young People from Eccl. 12, v.13. After Lecture Stopped the Church, to choose Choristers. The Males of the Congregation from 21 years old and upward, were permitted to join. Four were Chose. … Continue reading
1771 June 28 (Friday). Here Began Dr. Chauncy on Episcopacy, and World displayed vol. XI. Cousin Betty returned to Capt. Maynards and Elias goes with her and lodges there. My son Ebenezer came from Cambridge and lodges here.
1771 June 29 (Saturday). He leaves us for Brookfield. I write by him to Mr. Sumner to change tomorrow, and receiving nothing to the Contrary I rode up to Shrewsbury (tho’ it was very Showery, and I was very wet … Continue reading