Monthly Archives: December 1771

December 1, 1771

1771 December 1 (Sunday).  Omitted Reading.  Preached a.m. on Rom. 15.29.  Administered the Lords Supper.  Mrs. Maynard dined with us.  P.M. Preached on Heb. 6.20 and O that God would pardon my Defects, and accept and succeed my humble Attempts!  … Continue reading

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December 2, 1771

1771 December 2 (Monday).  Ebenezer Sat out early for Cambridge.  Sent by him a Number of Papers — among which were those which Mr. Fitch left with me.  I went to Deacon Woods to try for some Way to get … Continue reading

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December 3, 1771

1771 December 3 (Tuesday).  Though Cold and Stormy I went to the Private Meeting at old Mrs. Grows and preached on Prov. 16.31 from p. 143 to the End — and made further Additions.  At Eve Ruth Bellows returned from … Continue reading

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December 4, 1771

1771 December 4 (Wednesday).  Read the most of the Day in the General Table of Europe which also contains an Account of the famous German Prophets Kotternus, Christina, and Drabricius.

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December 5, 1771

1771 December 5 (Thursday).  Samuel Asbo and his Squa here, and they with the rest of his Friends make a Wigwam in the Swamp that is near us.  He says he is son of the Minister of the Same Name … Continue reading

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December 6, 1771

1771 December 6 (Friday).  The Snow-Storm has been very Vehement.  The Snow is so difficultly passed through, by reason of the Drifts that neither can my biggest Boy get to Mill though he tryed with my Horse; nor could the … Continue reading

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December 7, 1771

1771 December 7 (Saturday).  A Number of Teams, from the East and from the South are driven to the Meeting House to make Paths.

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December 8, 1771

1771 December 8 (Sunday).  Preached on Rom. 15.29.  My whole time of preparation was Spent on this; and I chose to preach p.m. on Ps. 57.7, delivering the whole in one Exercise.  Miss Nanny Brigham dined here.  Propounded Mr. John … Continue reading

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December 9, 1771

1771 December 9 (Monday).  By eating a pleasant Apple which came from Leicester, I was much wrot on.  It proved very Cathartick.  A.M. I went to Mr. Nurse to see if there was any hope of my Money — but … Continue reading

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December 10, 1771

1771 December 10 (Tuesday).  Somewhat better, but not well.  Attend Somewhat to Sermonizing.

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December 11, 1771

1771 December 11 (Wednesday).  Breck goes on my Horse to Upton.  Miss Susanna Gleason came to Work here.  Is making my Wife a Gown.  I am Still reading the General Table of Europe, in which are the Accounts of the … Continue reading

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December 12, 1771

1771 December 12 (Thursday).  Breck at work for himself in the Shop.  Miss Susan makes riding Hoods for Sophy and Hannah.  Read Mr. Willards Body, on the Office of Mediator, and especially of the Priesthood of Christ.  Mr. Spring calls … Continue reading

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December 13, 1771

1771 December 13 (Friday).  Lt. Martyn waited on his Mother in a Sleigh, to visit us.  They dined here.  Mrs. Spring I understand grows better.  Elijah Brigham has brought from Dr. Green of Lancaster, Volumes 17, 18, 19, 20th of … Continue reading

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December 14 ,1771

1771 December 14 (Saturday).  Mr. Hancock the Taylor comes to work here to make Breck a Coat.  I Spent my time upon the divine Subject of the Priesthood of Christ So that I undertook no other.

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December 15, 1771

1771 December 15 (Sunday).  I Preached on Heb. 16.20, those words, “even Jesus made an high-Priest.”  P.M. I delivered an Exercise on Joh. 3.3 of the Necessity of Regeneration using what I formerly offered on that Text from p. 37 … Continue reading

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December 16, 1771

1771 December 16 (Monday).  Mr. Hancock at work here, as also Miss Susan.  Ruth Bellows finishes her work here and goes to Capt. Maynards.  I Visited and prayed with Mrs. Hardy.  Her Cancer has eat up the greatest part of … Continue reading

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December 17, 1771

1771 December 17 (Tuesday).  This morning Breck sets out for Boston.  Miss Sus. is making me a blue Serge Jacket.  I am engaged in my Preparations.

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December 18, 1771

1771 December 18 (Wednesday).  Mrs. Susan still.  Visit Mrs. Spring who is very ill.

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December 19, 1771

1771 December 19 (Thursday).  World displayed Vol. XVII.  Isaac Lamb waits on Miss Suse home in my Sleigh, and Sophy goes with them.  P.M. I wait on Mr. Phinehas Gleason who carryed his wife home.  I Supped there.

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December 20, 1771

1771 December 20 (Friday).  Mr. John Harringtons Wife here about her Relation.  Mrs. Spring Sends for me.  Went up to her in great Distress.  Prayed with her.

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December 21, 1771

1771 December 21 (Saturday).  Mr. Ware brought up Mrs. Whitmore from Boston, to See her Daughter Spring.  Breck returned from Boston by the way of Concord.  He is in great perplexity having lost a valuable Hand saw which cost him … Continue reading

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December 22, 1771

1771 December 22 (Sunday).  I could not divide my discourse which I had prepared and therefore delivered the whole a.m.  It was on Heb. 6.20.  Ruth Bellows though she lives at Capt. Maynards dines here usually.  P.M. Preached on Joh. … Continue reading

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December 23 1771

1771 December 23 (Monday).  Go on with World displayed.  P.M. Visit Mrs. Spring who is a good deal better.  Her Mother desires that we give Thanks to God and pray for perfecting the Recovery.  We did so.  Breck begins to … Continue reading

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December 25, 1771

1771 December 24 (Tuesday).  Begin Vol. XVIII of world displayed.  I was perplexed for want of Money to pay where I had borrowed, viz. of Mr. Levi Warren but Obtained it and Sent it at Eve by Breck, to Satisfaction.  … Continue reading

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December 25, 1771

1771 December 25 (Wednesday).  Sorrowful Message by Mr. Thaddeus Warren from Mr. Joseph Bond that their Child, of 5 Months, dyed Suddenly about one this morning by the Mothers Side.  It was in usual Health this last night.  I went … Continue reading

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December 26, 1771

1771 December 26 (Thursday).  Sermonizing.  World Displayed.

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December 27, 1771

1771 December 27 (Friday).  Sermonizing.  We hear that Brecks Purse is found at his Brother Williams.  Attend the Burial of Mr. Joseph Bonds Child.  Mr. Arnold confined by terrible Pains.

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December 28, 1771

1771 December 28 (Saturday).  Breck by invitation dined at Capt. Brighams, as Yesterday at Mr. Haskill’s.

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December 29, 1771

1771 December 29 (Sunday).  Preached a. and p.m. on Ps. 103.14.  On Occasion of the late sudden Death, and its being the last sabbath of the Year.

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December 30, 1771

1771 December 30 (Monday).  Mrs. Springs Mother, Mrs. Whitmore returns to Boston.  Mr. Spring, Dr. Hawes and Mr. Hananiah Parker go in the Same sleigh.

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December 31, 1771

1771 December 31 (Tuesday).  Busy my self in Collecting Money for tomorrow.  Borrow 20£ and l0/ of Mr. Thomas Bond, because Mr. Wheelock fails me, though the time with him is out, and out again some time agoe.  He however … Continue reading

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