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Monthly Archives: August 1772
1772 August 1 (Saturday). Mrs. Spring brought my Watch from Mr. Cranch of Boston. Breck helps Phinehas Sometimes; when his Shop will allow, and his Mother often keeps Shop for him. Mr. Bradshaw and Sophy return.
1772 August 2 (Sunday). I Spent my Self so much on my Preparations on Hosea 12.13.14, which I made my p.m. Exercise, that I could not finish a Discourse I endeavoured to compose on Eph. 5.2 for the Communion. I … Continue reading
1772 August 3 (Monday). Mr. Bradshaw has Mr. Thomas Bonds Chaise and waits on Mrs. Bradford to Boston. Messrs. Crosby and Taylor, going to Boston, dined here.
1772 August 4 (Tuesday). Read chiefly Mr. Joseph Fish of Stonington’s Examiner Examined: or Answer to Mr. Backus’s Examination of Mr. Fish’s Nine sermons on Mat. 16.18. A Seasonable, judicious Piece. Mr. [sic] Dorothy Maynard, widow of the late Mr. … Continue reading
1772 August 5 (Wednesday). Phinehas not well — Sophy also: both take Emeticks. P.M. Mr. Arnold here, was examined and accepted. Breck, on Mr. Samuel Fays Horse, goes a Journey to Boston. At Night I began to read again in … Continue reading
1772 August 6 (Thursday). Phinehas and Sophy are comfortable. I rode to Hopkinton to see Mr. Barrett. He is very weak in Body, but his Mind is somewhat free, and comfortable on Spiritual Accounts. He took an Opportunity to speak … Continue reading
1772 August 7 (Friday). My Chief attention is to my Preparation, in which Mr. Burroughs on Hosea is very useful. Though I was obliged to assist Phinehas in unloading Hay; and Read part of the Life of Old Mr. John … Continue reading
1772 August 8 (Saturday). Messrs. Crosby and Taylor from Boston. Breck we hear has met with Trouble, for his Horse sickened and Suddenly dyed at Boston.
1772 August 9 (Sunday). We have had most terrible storms of Thunder, Lightning, Rain and Wind. One Clap of Thunder especially was very amazing, as if it would rend us to Destruction. O the majesty, the Glory, the mighty Power, … Continue reading
1772 August 10 (Monday). Several Load of Hay at the Interval drenched. Dr. Crosby and his Brother.
1772 August 11 (Tuesday). Sister Martyn made us a visit after Dinner. Breck goes to Mr. Samuel Fay about his dead Horse. Submitts to Arbitration. They who judge upon the Case are Capt. Wood, Mr. Joseph Green junior and Mr. … Continue reading
1772 August 12 (Wednesday). Mrs. Kelly is poorly. Read Burroughs on Hosea. Am obliged to have Breck to help us, p.m. He brings home two Load from the Interval, and his Mother keeps Shop for him. [Nat.?] works to day … Continue reading
1772 August 13 (Thursday). Mrs. Kelly Still indisposed. My Young hands are earnestly bent to our Business (haying). I am forced to leave my Study (my Sermonizing, reading etc.) and assist them in taking away (as Breck unloads) 3 Load … Continue reading
1772 August 14 (Friday). Mrs. Kelly better, and follows her Business again. I am again forced to assist in the Mowing of Hay. I find it worrys Me much. But I return to my Study again. May the Lord Sustain … Continue reading
1772 August 15 (Saturday). P.M. came my Son Samuel and with him Miss Sally Shaw, from Boston.
1772 August 16 (Sunday). Read Isa. 60. (I did not proceed in the Course of publick Reading, because I have not finished my Exercises on Hosea 4th.) Preached on Hos. 4.16.17.
1772 August 17 (Monday). Mr. Samuel Fay came with warm Resolutions and Threats, to my son Breck — demanding 5£ lawful Money for his dead Horse. I endeavoured to pacify him, and entreated some Forbearance, which he condescended to. My … Continue reading
1772 August 18 (Tuesday). It was rainy but I designed home after Breakfast — In which I was notwithstanding prevented by my Horse being gone. This detained me till noon. Mr. Hutchinson borrowed his Neighbour Shermans mare, confining her Colt … Continue reading
1772 August 19 (Wednesday). Wrote to Mr. Forbes of Brookfield by John Arnold, concerning my Great Coat, which probably Mr. Forbes, or Mr. Merick of Wilbraham carryed away when they went from hence. Old Mr. Arnold here. Shews much Gratitude … Continue reading
1772 August 20 (Thursday). Mr. Abraham Taylor of Ashby here to take Advice concerning a preacher (particularly Mr. Bradshaw). At Breakfast with us. Breck is engaged about the building a New Store, and has employed Nathan Caruth to do the … Continue reading
1772 August 21 (Friday). Am closely engaged and have been the greatest part of the Week.
1772 August 22 (Saturday). [No entry.]
1772 August 23 (Sunday). Read Isa. 61. Preached a. and p.m. on Hos. 4.17. P.M. Read 1 Pet. 1.
1772 August 24 (Monday). Made a Visit to Mr. James Maynards Family. He was not at home. His Wife asked me to pray — which I did. Visit at Mr. Childs. Dined there. Prayed with them. Was at Mr. Nurse’s … Continue reading
1772 August 25 (Tuesday). I leave Breck and the Carpenters to go to their work and Set out early to go to Ministers Meeting at East Sudbury. Call at Capt. Ezekiel Hows, and at Mr. [blank] Wheelers, who keeps Tavern. … Continue reading
1772 August 26 (Wednesday). We rode, by Special Request, to Bolton. Called to see Mr. Gardner (who yet preaches). Dined at Mr. Goss’s; and Messrs. Zadiel Adams and Whitney of Shirly. At the Lecture in Mr. Goss’s House, I prayed. … Continue reading
1772 August 27 (Thursday). I returned home. Hear that Mr. Samuel Fay has a 24th Child, and that Mr. Bass’s Wife is brought to Bed also. Hear that My Kinsman Bradshaw is gone to Brookfield to wait on his Aunt … Continue reading
1772 August 28 (Friday). The Proprietors of the Stables nigh the Stoore [sic], generally for the moving the stables, except Mr. Andrews and Mr. Richard Barns. I went to them and made ‘em Offer, to their Satisfaction. P.M. a Number … Continue reading
1772 August 29 (Saturday). Mr. Bradshaw and his Aunt Set out before Breakfast for Boston. Mrs. Kelly visited her sister on the 27. Returns to Day.
1772 August 30 (Sunday). Read Isa. 62. Preached on Hosea 4.17. P.M. read 1 Pet. 2. Preached on 2 Cor. 2.16.