Monthly Archives: February 1773

February 1, 1773

1773 February 1 (Monday).  John left us to go to Shrewsbury and work with Mr. Joseph Stone, sadler.  Town Meeting — they vote to Split the Meeting House and add 14 feet.  Wrote several Letters.  One to Mr. David Hitchcock … Continue reading

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February 2, 1773

1773 February 2 (Tuesday).  The Day was very Cold, the wind high and sharp, yet I ventured to go to the private Meeting at Capt. B. Fays.  John Fay drove the Sleigh.  Hannah went with me.  More people than I … Continue reading

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February 3, 1773

1773 February 3 (Wednesday).  Visit my Neighbour Newton under Trouble by the illness and Languishment of their youngest Child.  Discoursed with them upon their Affliction and of Sin the Cause of it — of their living in the neglect of … Continue reading

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February 4, 1773

1773 February 4 (Thursday).  Rev. Josiah Thatcher of Gorham Town, going to Lebanon, calls and dines here.  Acquaints me with Squire Solomon Lombards conduct, especially in turning to the Church of England.  N.B. He has been heretofore Pastor of the … Continue reading

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February 5, 1773

1773 February 5 (Friday).  Visited Mrs. Bellows again, being very low and helpless.  Discoursed with her, and prayed there.  Dined there also.  Called at Mr. Samuel Hardys.  Returned in safety.  D. Glor.  Mr. Jonathan Wheeler, Trader, here; drank Tea: is … Continue reading

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February 6, 1773

1773 February 6 (Saturday).  Closely employed in preparations.

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February 7, 1773

1773 February 7 (Sunday).  A.M. preached on Hos. 5.14.  Delivered my discourse with a great deal of Resolution.  I hope I felt what I said.  The Lord pardon what was amiss, and Succeed my humble attempts in His Name!  P.M. … Continue reading

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February 8, 1773

1773 February 8 (Monday).  It was So very Cold I could not go out to visit the Sick.  Read in Mr. Loring’s Diary.  It throws me into Shame and Confusion.  It fills me with Grief of Heart to see how … Continue reading

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February 9, 1773

1773 February 9 (Tuesday).  Visited Mr. Nathan Maynards Wife who is very ill, and in peculiarly distressing Circumstances.  Discoursed and prayed with her.  At Eve Mr. Bathrick made a Visit here.  Mrs. Beeton to see her Mother — her Husband … Continue reading

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February 10, 1773

1773 February 10 (Wednesday).  Breck goes to Boston designing to attend his Brothers Wedding.  May the Lord guard, restrain and conduct him!  And let him return in safety.  Master Smiths School finished yesterday: so that now Elias is at home.  … Continue reading

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February 11, 1773

1773 February 11 (Thursday).  Having writ a Letter to Capt. Silas Bailey and Mr. Longley of Bolton, in vindication of the Association etc.  Sent it to Mr. Stone that he might See it, because it was of common Concernment to … Continue reading

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February 12, 1773

1773 February 12 (Friday).  Much engaged in my Study.

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February 13, 1773

1773 February 13 (Saturday).  Nigh night came Daniel Chamberlin to desire me to go to [Mrs. Bellows?] But it was So exceeding Cold, I could not think it my Duty to go at so extreme a season; and just before … Continue reading

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February 14, 1773

1773 February 14 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Hos. 5.15,  which may God bless to all of us!  Am informed Mrs. Bellows dyed last night.  Cousen Anne Davis dined here.  P.M. delivered the other part of my Discourse on Heb. 12.25.  … Continue reading

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February 15, 1773

1773 February 15 (Monday).  Visit and pray with Mrs. Lucy Maynard.  Town meeting to see whether they will Sell the Pews that may be made in enlarging the Meeting House.  Squire Whipple here.  Mr. Richard Martyn and his wife came … Continue reading

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February 16, 1773

1773 February 16 (Tuesday).  Attend the Funeral of Mrs. Mary Bellows wife of Mr. Ithamar Bellows — aged 62 last Sept. — has lain ill 13 weeks.  The Lord graciously Sanctify this Death to Me, to her Husband and Children.  … Continue reading

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February 17, 1773

1773 February 17 (Wednesday).  Read Mr. Lorings Diary — which fills me with Shame and Grief.

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February 18, 1773

1773 February 18 (Thursday).  Rode in the Sleigh, and Breck with me, to Mr. Gale’s — and thence to Southborough.  Dined with Mrs. Stone.  Mr. Stone is gone to Boston.  In returning, was at Mr. William Brighams, and at his … Continue reading

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February 19, 1773

1773 February 19 (Friday).  Jonathan Maynard (Son of Mr. Ebenezer Maynard) was here and is willing to live with me Six Months for 80£ old Tenor — 8 Months for 95£ of like money — 12 Months for 50 Dollars … Continue reading

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February 20, 1773

1773 February 20 (Saturday).  Capt. Brooks of Grafton here — tells me Joshua Willard is engaged.  At Eve came Mr. Hezekiah Taylor to preach for me.  Lodged here.

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February 21 1773

1773 February 21 (Sunday).  Mr. Taylor preached for me a. and p.m. on 2 Cor. 5.20 last Clause.  “We pray you in Christs Stead, be ye reconciled to God.”  May we especially that preach the Word of reconcilement See that … Continue reading

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February 22, 1773

1772 February 22 (Monday).  The Vendue of the additional Pews.  Breck buys one, viz. a floor pew including part of 3 hindmost of the mens Seats, and next the great Isle, for 90£ old Tenor.  Capt. Benjamin Fay the Opposite, … Continue reading

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February 23, 1773

1773 February 23 (Tuesday).  I rode in my Sleigh to Grafton.  Breck and Hannah went with me.  We dined at Mr. Hezekiah Taylors, and his Son (from Wrentham whither he has been Since he went from us) met us there.  … Continue reading

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February 24, 1773

1773 February 24 (Wednesday).  Breck rides to Providence to promote Trade there.  Sophy chiefly tends his Shop.  N.B. One Mr. [blank] Kimbal of Fitchbourg with Several Teams, loaded with Lumber, came here last Evening.  He lodged here last Night.  I … Continue reading

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February 25, 1773

1773 February 25 (Thursday).  [No entry.]

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February 26, 1773

1773 February 26 (Friday).  Mr. Bass, his Wife and Child here.  This is their first Visit.  Rev. Josiah Thatcher returning to Gorham, calls here.  Breck returns.

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February 27, 1773

1773 February 27 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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February 28, 1773

1772 February 28 (Sunday).  Preached on Deut. 32.46.  The Lord grant his Blessing!  For Christ’s sake.  P.M. On Consideration of the Town Meeting tomorrow to choose Town Officers, and the irreverence and customariness, of many, as may be feared, in … Continue reading

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