Monthly Archives: January 1774

January 1, 1774

1774 January 1 (Saturday).  How could I have imagined that So poor, weakly, and especially that So Sinful and unworthy a Creature would be Spared to this Day!  That I am indulged with another New-Year’s Day Still! The divine Compassions, … Continue reading

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January 2, 1774

1774 January 2 (Sunday).  Bless God we may begin the Sabbaths of the Year.  Preached on Ps. 24.3.4.5, the Application.  P.M. on Isa. 63.7.  Which O that God would please to fasten upon us!  N.B. Prayers desired for Thomas Whipple … Continue reading

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January 3, 1774

1774 January 3 (Monday).  My Son and grandson tarry with us Still.  Visit Mrs. Parker again and pray with her.  At Eve came an old, miserable man Ichabod Jones, he says, of Dorcester.  He lyes by the Fire. A poor … Continue reading

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January 4, 1774

1774 January 4 (Tuesday).  William and his little Billy return to Concord.  P.M. I preached at Mr. Daniel Hardys on Ps. 119.126 to page [blank].  On God alone may we depend for a Blessing: O that He would please to … Continue reading

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January 5, 1774

1774 January 5 (Wednesday).  Mr. Beeton last Evening acquainted me that Deacon Wood warned the meeting at his (Beetons) House, for Mr. Jones to preach.  I Sent for the Deacon, who came, and told me what he had said about … Continue reading

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January 6, 1774

1774 January 6 (Thursday).  I hear that Mr. Jones aforesaid preached at Mr. Beetons last Evening, and that though it was very Stormy, a great many assembled there: that Deacon Wood was there, and read the Psalm, that Mr. Edwards … Continue reading

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January 7, 1774

1774 January 7 (Friday).  Am in my Preparations.

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January 8, 1774

1774 January 8 (Saturday).  Hear that Mr. Jones preached at Mr. Tainters last Evening.  One Duntan was here at Dinner with us.

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January 9, 1774

1774 January 9 (Sunday).  I had prepared to preach on Ps. 92.12 a.m. but thought it would be best to wave that for this time.  I repeated with Alterations both a. and p.m. Sermons on Joh. 1.12. Mr. Jones at … Continue reading

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January 10, 1774

1774 January 10 (Monday).  Am informed that Mr. Jones preached at Mr. Timothy Warrins last Evening.  It is too severe Weather for me to go abroad.  No one comes to Speak with me about the preaching stranger.  Mr. John Kelly … Continue reading

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January 11, 1774

1774 January 11 (Tuesday).  Write Several Letters: particularly to Mr. Daniel McAllister: his Dismission with his Wife’s, to the Society of Myrifield (as he writes it), and at his Desire a Copy of our Church Covenant.  I inclosed them in … Continue reading

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January 12, 1774

1774 January 12 (Wednesday).  An exceeding Cold Season, yet my Son John is at the ministerial Lot cutting wood and sledding from thence.  This Day, as I Suppose, Mr. John Marsh is ordained at Weathersfield.  May his Soul be suitably … Continue reading

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January 13, 1774

1774 January 13 (Thursday).  Fine Day and good Sleighing, but I keep at home.  Mr. Benjamin Webb came to see me.  Tells me that Mr. Jones went from Deacon Woods to day, on foot, with his Bundle for Providence.  Hephzibah … Continue reading

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January 14, 1774

1774 January 14 (Friday).  I keep close to my Studies.  John with me to take Care of Barn etc.

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January 15, 1774

1774 January 15 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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January 16, 1774

1774 January 16 (Sunday).  Preach two winter Sermons on Ps. 92.12.  Mr. Benjamin Webb at dinner, and after Exercises.  He lodges here. N.B. a Packet from Mr. More containing Letters and large pamphlet entitled “the Master Key of Popery,” by … Continue reading

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January 17, 1774

1774 January 17 (Monday).  Visit Mrs. Parker again and prayed with her.  Read Master Key etc.  N.B. Breakfast at Lt. Bakers.  P.M. Lt. Baker, Neighbour Newton and Silas Hill came; and my fat Steer being led home, they Killed him … Continue reading

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January 18, 1774

1774 January 18 (Tuesday).  Read Don Gavins Master Key.  My son John is full of Pain, having Strained himself by lifting, at divers times.  Uncommon cloudy and stormy Weather, and the snow is now very deep. Mr. Hancock, the Taylor, … Continue reading

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January 19, 1774

1774 January 19 (Wednesday).  Deacon Wood and Mr. Thaddeus Warrin killed two Hoggs for me.  One of them weighed about 300.  (It wanted half a pound of it.) The other weighed 188

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January 20, 1774

1774 January 20 (Thursday).  Read Master Key etc.  Mr. P. Whitney and his Brother Lambert here.  Mr. Whitney informs me that his Brother Briggs’s Goods are Seized and that he is gone off.

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January 21, 1774

1774 January 21 (Friday).  I bought a young Store Sow of Mr. Thaddeus Warrin, weighed 120 at 17 per pound.  Mr. Edwards Whipple here with piece of Beef.  Mr. Thomas Bond with Spare Rib. In my Preparations on Ps. 92.12.

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January 22, 1774

1774 January 22 (Saturday).  Extream Cold. Too Cold for John to Sled Wood (having already his Heels froze, and Benjamin Clark two fingers).  Hancock at noon ceases work.

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January 23, 1774

1774 January 23 (Sunday).  Extream Cold. Could have but Short Exercises.  A.M. on Ps. 92.12. P.M. on Joh. 1.12. N.B. Took Notice in Prayer, of the Death of Rev. Mr. Thomas Balch of Dedham, Aet. 63.  O that this, and … Continue reading

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January 24, 1774

1774 January 24 (Monday).  Visit Mr. Taylor in his Sickness.  Prayed. Mr. Grosvenor and young Mr. Frost there.  Was at Mr. Bass’s (in returning) where was Mr. Hutchinson of Grafton; and Dr. Hawes likewise.

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January 25, 1774

1774 January 25 (Tuesday).  Visit Mr. John Kelley at Hopkinton being confined by Rheumatick Pains and Fever.  Dined there. Prayed. N.B. Mrs. Kelly had fallen down Cellar and much lam’d herself.  Young Mr. Frost at Evening.  Mr. and Mrs. Spring … Continue reading

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January 26, 1774

1774 January 26 (Wednesday).  Breck, John,  and Hannah ride in the Sleigh, to Boston.  Breck has got Mr. Joseph Bond to go to the Ministerial Lot, breaking the way from Mr. Beetons, and Sledding a Load.  Elias with my Oxen … Continue reading

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January 27, 1774

1774 January 27 (Thursday).  The Day appointed for the Ordination of Mr. Chapman at Uxbridge.  I desire to bear this Affair upon my Heart most tenderly before the Lord.  May it please the Omnipresent, omnipotent and most gracious God, the … Continue reading

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January 28, 1774

1774 January 28 (Friday).  My lane, back of the Meeting House, So full of Snow, banked up, and blown compact and hard, that there is no passing but upon it.  At Evening Breck and John returned from Boston.

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January 29, 1774

1774 January 29 (Saturday).  Mr. John Tyler here in his return from Uxbridge to Marlborough,  acquaints me that the Ordination of Mr. Chapman was accomplished the Day before yesterday.  Master Thomas Stone called here also, and I Sent by him … Continue reading

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January 30, 1774

1774 January 30 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Joh. 18.18 by reason of the very Cold and difficult Season.  P.M. on 1 Joh. 5.4 but carryed on the Repetition of the Discourse from Joh. 1.11 from p. 21.  N.B. could not … Continue reading

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January 31, 1774

1774 January 30 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Joh. 18.18 by reason of the very Cold and difficult Season.  P.M. on 1 Joh. 5.4 but carryed on the Repetition of the Discourse from Joh. 1.11 from p. 21.  N.B. could not … Continue reading

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