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Monthly Archives: November 1774
1774 November 1 (Tuesday). Preached at Mr. Jonathan Grouts on Eph. VI.13-18. Which many the divine Blessing accompany, and enable us to take to us that whole Armour of God! There were but few that attended: especially but very few … Continue reading
1774 November 2 (Wednesday). Neighbour Joseph Green junior as a Mason, takes out my kitchin Mantle-tree, and puts in an Iron Bar instead of it.
1774 November 3 (Thursday). Mr. Green D[itt]o and goes away at night. Asks 40/ old tenor. Elias is greatly afflicted for his Cossitt Sheep, which is missing. He rides after Some Droves of sheep, fearing they have taken in his … Continue reading
1774 November 4 (Friday). Early in the Morning Lt. Baker and my Son Breck Sat out. I catechized at the Meeting House — about 50 Boys. P.M. catechized at my House — had nigh 30 Girls. May it be to … Continue reading
1774 November 5 (Saturday). Mr. Forbes and sister Champney to Brookfield. P.M. Dr. Barton and his wife (Mr. Moore’s sister) call here as they go to Vassalborough. At Eve I agree with Asa Ware to live with me Still. He … Continue reading
1774 November 6 (Sunday). Read Zech. 2 and for the Exercises a. and p.m. delivered two Sermons on v. 5 with varied Expositions and Applications. Read p.m. Rev. 13, v. 11 to the end. The last sabbath of the 50th … Continue reading
1774 November 7 (Monday). An Important Day! The Day that concludes the 50th Year Since the gathering the Church and Since my ordination. I desire to be duely affected with it. May the God of infinite Mercy pardon my many … Continue reading
1774 November 8 (Tuesday). Young Mr. Aaron Hutchinson here and dined with us. At Eve Mr. Moore came and lodged here. Asa Ware returned from Wrentham at Evening also.
1774 November 9 (Wednesday). John at Eve came from Lancaster. Alex Oliver from Brookfield. Mr. Charles Lawrence from Ashbuy, came to buy my Lot of Land adjoining to his. I sold it to him for 145£ old Tenor. He paid … Continue reading
1774 November 10 (Thursday). I have the Comfort of a Number of my Children and others with me, this Morning. But Mr. Moore and Cousen Oliver went to Boston. John and Sophy to Lancaster. Mr. Lawrence early to Ashby. Mr. … Continue reading
1774 November 11 (Friday). Mr. Mellen of Chauxit here — informs me that a major part of the Brethren of his Church had voted his Dismission: and that he and the Brethren that abide with him have Sent out for … Continue reading
1774 November 12 (Saturday). Am under heavyest Troubles that I have (I think) at any Time been in, by reason of the unfitness of my Frame and unpreparedness for this Season’s arriving. I have so much desired to keep the … Continue reading
1774 November 13 (Sunday). God is gracious and compassionate, and allows me to see another sabbath. It begins the Sabbath of a New Year with us and a New Jubilee. The Lord be magnifyed! I am Somewhat Supported, and assisted, … Continue reading
1774 November 14 (Monday). Read Dr. Pembertons usefull and elegant sermons on “Salvation by Grace through Faith.” May they be blessed to my highest Good! Master Waters not well, and breaks off from keeping School.
1774 November 15 (Tuesday). A.M. visit Lt. Bruce and pray with him. Mr. Waters dines here. P.M. visit Mrs. Keenes, and Mrs. Piper — also Mrs. Baker after her lying in. Finish Dr. Pembertons Sermons. I thank God for them!
1774 November 16 (Wednesday). Though it was rainy yet Breck (who had been to Lancaster to wait on his sister Sophy there to work for John) returned from thence; and tells me that the Council which Mr. Mellen had called, … Continue reading
1774 November 17 (Thursday). I attended the Fast at Shrewsbury, South parish, on account of the Public Calamities. Mr. Sumner prayed, and Mr. Maccarty preached a.m. on Hos. 11.8.9. P.M. Mr. Maccarty prayed before my Sermon and I after. My … Continue reading
1774 November 18 (Friday). Old Mr. Nathaniel Whitney dined with me. Our Conversation soon turned upon Bolton, and my (as he called it) withdrawing Communion with them. Mr. Elisha Goddard of Sutton, come from Boston, says that yesterday a Vessel … Continue reading
1774 November 19 (Saturday). My Kinsman Oliver returned to Brookfield. Sophy came home from Lancaster. Mr. Joseph White came with her and dined here. The News from thence is, that Mr. Harrington is in great Perplexity from the apprehensions that … Continue reading
1774 November 20 (Sunday). People did not come at ten. I went to meeting as Soon as there were any to begin with. Preached on Ps. 23.6. P.M. on Isa. 6.1,2. The said Mr. Joseph White and his Brother Josiah … Continue reading
1774 November 21 (Monday). Alex came early from home, to bring money he borrowed of Breck. Informs me that he has settled his agreement and Engagements to Southgate. Mr. Benjamin How came and plastered above my Mantle Iron etc. P.M. … Continue reading
1774 November 22 (Tuesday). Mr. Baldwin left us to go to the provincial Congress at Cambridge. At Eve Mr. Forbes came, and lodged here. He has met with peculiar Difficultys at Brookfield Since he left us last, but through divine … Continue reading
1774 November 23 (Wednesday). Mr. F. Setts out for Cape Ann. Breck to Boston. I rode over on Mr. Newtons Horse, to Northborough Lecture. Preached on Ps. 23.6. Few at Meeting. Visit Rev. Mr. Patten at Mrs. Martyns, riding for … Continue reading
1774 November 24 (Thursday). Deacon Wood and Neighbour Newton Killed a Cow which I bought of my son Baldwin. They dined here: as did Mr. Caleb Rice of Marlborough. Read Extracts from general Congress.
1774 November 25 (Friday). A tedious Day — not only abroad, but the storm beats into the House. Yet through the Goodness of God we have many Comforts. May God grant His Grace to improve them!
1774 November 26 (Saturday). Lt. Baker was here with an Account from Mr. Asa Hill. He takes Opportunity to talk of the people’s Conduct towards me, and he professes his Sorrow for it, etc. We discourse also of Church Government, … Continue reading
1774 November 27 (Sunday). Went to meeting Somewhat after 10. Very few were there, only one man (I think) Mr. Phinehas Hardy, in the Seats below, and a Small Number besides. Preached on Ps. 110.3. P.M. From Jer. 46.10, former … Continue reading
1774 November 28 (Monday). She works here for the Girls. Read in Mr. Philips of Andover’s excellent Discourses on Joh. 5.40 and on Joh. 6.44. N.B. Mr. Daniel Warrin and Mr. Ben How here to set to rights a Misunderstanding … Continue reading
1774 November 29 (Tuesday). Ezra Bellows came to request me to marry him to Ruth Harrington. I made a Visit to Miss Sarah Gale who languishes under an Astmatick Cough and other Disorders. Instructed and prayed with her. Dined at … Continue reading