Monthly Archives: August 1771

August 12, 1771

1771 August 12 (Monday).  Visit Mrs. Parker, under the remainder of her Bruises and Jarrs by her Fall.  She seems to be in many Spiritual Troubles.  Discoursed and prayed with her.  At my returning home I grew more indisposed.  P.M. … Continue reading

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August 13, 1771

1771 August 13 (Tuesday).  I rise this Morning through Gods great mercy and Goodness, and am in some Comfort.  D.G.  William Crosby came here.  Mr. Forbes is going to Cambridge to present him to Examination.  A great deal of Trouble … Continue reading

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August 14, 1771

1771 August 14 (Wednesday).  Though I am much indisposed, yet both my Lads being Engaged, the bigger in waiting on his Lameness, the Less in assisting at the Hay-making, I am therefore obliged to the Small Offices that may promote … Continue reading

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August 15, 1771

1771 August 15 (Thursday).  Joseph and Gould brought home the last Jaggs from the Interval.  Paid Gould at the Rate of 5£ old Tenor per week for his Labor.  That is, having paid him two Dollars before, I now delivered … Continue reading

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August 16, 1771

1771 August 16 (Friday).  I have had but a poor night — pained in my Mouth, Sweating, restless: am to day very uncomfortable.  God is righteous in thus dispensing!  Am lonely also, my wife tarrying So long, am full of … Continue reading

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August 17, 1771

1771 August 17 (Saturday).  One Patrick Bonner, a poor blind Man came.  Says he has been blind Sixteen Years — that it was occasioned by taking too great a Quantity of Jesuits Bark, when affected by Fever and ague.  I … Continue reading

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August 18, 1771

1771 August 18 (Sunday).  Read Dan. IV to v. 18, which afforded the forenoon Exercise.  P.M. Read 2 Tim. 1.  Preached on Rom. 15.29, which may God Please to bless to each of us!  In composing had Some view to … Continue reading

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August 19, 1771

1771 August 19 (Monday).  I was much taken up in various family Affairs relative to the Ministers Meeting.  Master Taylor offered to get my Horse kept at his Fathers Pasture, and rides him there; leaving me his to ride as … Continue reading

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August 20, 1771

1771 August 20 (Tuesday).  Anna went home — paid her 53/ old Tenor for her labor.  Cousen Maynard her self came and helped me — to my great Comfort.  About 10 o’Clock came Father Loring and Brother Stone.  Afterwards Messrs. … Continue reading

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August 21, 1771

1771 August 21 (Wednesday).  Mr. Cushing leaves us early to return to Ashburham by Shrewsbury and that he may attend upon the Solemnity of giving out Commissions at Lancaster.  Mr. Moses Hitchcock of Brookfield and his Sister Sally here — … Continue reading

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August 22, 1771

1771 August 22 (Thursday).  We have so many Swine and have so Spent our Meal that I went to Mr. Thomas Temple’s and got two Bushels and brought it home my self.  In my way was at the Whipple’s.  Dined … Continue reading

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August 23, 1771

1771 August 23 (Friday).  Mrs. Chamberlin, Josephs Mother, and his Brothers Nathan and Phinehas, came to see him.

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August 24, 1771

1771 August 24 (Saturday).  Deacon Wood here to apprize Mrs. Eunice Rice’s uneasiness that I don’t read her Confession to the Church.  He shews me a letter which She has Sent to Deacon Bond and himself — and to be … Continue reading

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August 25, 1771

1771 August 25 (Sunday).  Read Dan. 4.19-33 and gave an Exercise upon it.  P.M. Read 2 Tim. 2.  Preached on Rom. 11.26, that Clause, “there shall come out of Sion the Deliverer” — and went on with many Alterations from … Continue reading

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August 26, 1771

1771 August 26 (Monday).  Read chiefly in World displayed, Vol. 13.

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August 27, 1771

1771 August 27 (Tuesday).  Neighbour Zebulon Rice, of Brookfield, came to see me.  Mr. Stone and his Delegates, in their way to the Council at Grafton, call here.  I went to Deacon Woods to See his Brother Johns Wife.  Shewed … Continue reading

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August 28, 1771

1771 August 28 (Wednesday).  Was at Lt. Bakers, and Saw there his Brother Samuel of Bolton.  I testifyed against their Behavior in Bolton, towards Mr. Goss.  Was at Deacon Woods because I could not have time to converse much with … Continue reading

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August 29, 1771

1771 August 29 (Thursday).  Rode to Hopkinton to preach the Lecture.  N.B. I unhappily left the Notes I designed to use at home, but had such as I was [torn] Mellen of Chauxit and his Son in Law [torn] Mr. … Continue reading

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August 30, 1771

1771 August 30 (Friday).  Mr. Mellen and his Wife, in their return to Chauxit, called here.  A little before Sunsetting came Mrs. Eunice Rice to see me.  We Conversed about her Confession.  She consents to some alteration.  I consent to … Continue reading

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August 31, 1771

1771 August 31 (Saturday).  I Saw another place in Mrs. Rice’s Confession which very much needed Alteration — and I recollected that she was much concerned about my Praying for her, which I thought did not well comport with the … Continue reading

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