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Monthly Archives: February 1772
1772 February 1 (Saturday). My Mind as well as pen much engaged etc. etc.
1772 February 2 (Sunday). A.M. on Luk. 15.20. P.M. Carryed on the Design of Conviction by a Discourse from sermon on Joh. 16.8, page 16 to 23. Read in Mr. Ford at Eve. N.B. Contribution for Mr. Fessenden.
1772 February 3 (Monday). Deacon Wood here and counted the Collection made Yesterday; which was £21.4.9 old Tenor. Visit at Mr. Frosts and at Mr. Hannaniah Parkers, notwithstanding it was a snow storm.
1772 February 4 (Tuesday). Preached at Mr. Tainters to a small Number (Roads and Weather difficult). Text Prov. 4.18. Alexander came at Evening.
1772 February 5 (Wednesday). Mr. Spring is very ill. Visited him. Prayed there, and read what at their request I wrote and have sent to their Mother Whitmore. Alexander tarrys with us and Breck came.
1772 February 6 (Thursday). Alexander has my oxen, and having bought a sled, he carrys home 1 and 1/2 Bush. of Rye and about two of Indian Corn. Capt. Benjamin Fay, at Eve, brings welcome Letters from Billy of his … Continue reading
1772 February 7 (Friday). My Son and Daughter Cushing came to See us, and brought their Son John with them to our Joy. Mr. Edwards Whipple and Mr. Nathan Maynard came and killed two Swine for us. At Eve Master … Continue reading
1772 February 8 (Saturday). Mr. Cushing rode to Shrewsbury. I visited old Mrs. Woods and Mrs. Hardy. Prayed with each of them. Neighbour Nathan Kenny came and assisted in cutting out and salting our Pork. The Hogg weighed [blank], the … Continue reading
1772 February 9 (Sunday). The Weather was very rainy and few at Meeting. Mr. Cushing preached a.m. on Mat. 5.29.30. P.M. he preached on 1 Joh. 5.10 — “hath the witness in himself.”
1772 February 10 (Monday). Mr. Cushing and I rode out in his Sleigh to Mr. Jonathan Grouts. I called to see Deacon Woods. Committed to him a Letter to Mrs. Eunice Rice, now in Grafton (as I suppose).
1772 February 11 (Tuesday). Mr. Cushing to Southborough. Mrs. Maynard came to see us and dined. Capt. Maynard afterwards came and dined. We settled our Accounts and in ballancing I gave him a Note of 30£ old Tenor to the … Continue reading
1772 February 12 (Wednesday). Mr. Smith of Marlborough made us and our Cushings a Visit, and dined here. I Suppose Mr. Hutchinson preaches this afternoon at Mr. Joseph Harringtons. At Eve Jonathan Forbes brought my Watch which I had sent … Continue reading
1772 February 13 (Thursday). My Cushings left us and went to Breakfast at Capt. Maynards and though it is exceeding Cold they design to go by the way of Brookfield, home, by slow Degrees as they can. At 10 at … Continue reading
1772 February 14 (Friday). Mr. Adams here with me and Spends the Day here; which does exceedingly interrupt my Studys. He wants a Number of my Books, and importunes me till I consent. He has St. Augustine of the City … Continue reading
1772 February 15 (Saturday). Elias returns from Leicester.
1772 February 16 (Sunday). Preached on Luk. 15.21. P.M. with alterations on Ps. 119.57. Mr. Phinehas Gleason and his Wife dined with us. Ruth Bellows also. Read Still in Mr. Fords Autocat.
1772 February 17 (Monday). Though it was exceeding Cold yet my Son Baldwin and Kinsman Bradshaw from Brookfield and lodge here. N.B. Mr. Whitneys Message that his Julia dyed of a Fever last Night.
1772 February 18 (Tuesday). They (our Company aforesaid) go on to Boston. Visit the Springs. At Dexters bought Some Exceeding good Boards for kitchin Window Shutters. Mr. Wheelock paid me 4 Dollars.
1772 February 19 (Wednesday). My Wife and I, accommodated with Neighbour Newtons Horse in my Sleigh, rode over to Northborough. Called to see Mrs. Martyn. N.B. her son John Consuming. We went thence to the House of Mourning. Mrs. Whitney … Continue reading
1772 February 20 (Thursday). A Messenger for me to go to Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlain, whose Tongue is greatly Swelled So that he can very hardly Speak or Swallow. I hastened down to him. Find every one in great Distress. Dr. … Continue reading
1772 February 21 (Friday). In my preparations.
1772 February 22 (Saturday). My son Baldwin, though he designed to have gone home the North Road, yet finding it exceeding bad travelling by reason of the Thaw, the ground very hollow, he came up hither, to tarry over the … Continue reading
1772 February 23 (Sunday). Preached a.m. on Luk. 15.22, p.m. on v. 23, imploring the divine Concurrence that it may be savingly profitable both to my own soul and the people! In the Eve finished Mr. Fords treatise called [in … Continue reading
1772 February 24 (Monday). Mr. Baldwin left us. I visited Mr. Levi Warrins Wife who is Sick, and is in a low Condition. Prayed with them. N.B. Molly also in distressing pain — probably the Cholic has Seized her. Mrs. … Continue reading
1772 February 25 (Tuesday). Closely engaged all Day.
1772 February 26 (Wednesday). Mr. Levi Warrin goes to Mr. Bruce’s and gets leave to have the Meeting to be at their House and to be a Fast. I wrote Letters to desire Mr. Frost and Mr. Fish to assist … Continue reading
1772 February 27 (Thursday). Preached a Lecture to young men from 1 Joh. 2.14 with large Additions of new Address. Before Lecture Deacon Wood brought Mrs. Spring here in a Sleigh: but She could not bear the Cold of the … Continue reading
1772 February 28 (Friday). Was at Mr. Newtons. Dined at Deacon Woods. At Mr. Wheelocks and at Mr. Hills. Paid Mr. Arnold 8 Dollars in part for his Steer. (N.B. have paid 4 Dollars before.) Mr. William Brigham and Wife, … Continue reading