Monthly Archives: January 1775

January 1, 1775

1775 January 1 (Sunday).  I desire humbly to bless the Great almighty Author of my Being, and my most merciful Preserver, for His astonishing Goodness and Longsuffering towards me, that He has Sustained me through another year, and granted me … Continue reading

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January 2, 1775

1775 January 2 (Monday).  Am chiefly reading Dr. I. Mathers seasonable Testimony, of the Authority of Synods or Councils etc.[1] and other such Tracts on Church Government, the Power of Elders, and Privilege of Brethren etc.  I saw Mr. Ebenezer … Continue reading

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January 3, 1775

1775 January 3 (Tuesday).  Attended the Funeral of Eleazer Beeman, Son of Mr. Abraham Beeman, who dyed on the last Sabbath morning; nigh 18 years of Age: of a Consumption.[1]  At Eve came Mr. Grosvenor from Grafton, and Mr. Joseph … Continue reading

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January 4, 1775

1775 January 4 (Wednesday).  Breck goes to Boston in my Sleigh.  I wrote to Mr. Moore, and sent it to the white Horse Boston.  Mr. Grosvenor carrys me in his sleigh to Mr. Joseph Harringtons.  A Company came there with … Continue reading

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January 5, 1775

1775 January 5 (Thursday).  Mr. Job Carly came with my son Brecks Mare, recovered (as he judges) from her illness.  He asks 4 Dollars and half, for what he has done.  Which (my Son being absent) I paid him.  I … Continue reading

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January 6, 1775

1775 January 6 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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Janaury 7, 1775

1775 January 7 (Saturday).  My Son Breck returned from Boston just after Midnight.  And Samuel came before night from Boston.

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January 8, 1775

1775 January 8 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Ps. 73.26.  P.M. on 1 Thess. 5.19 to page 20, inclusive.  Dr. Jenison of Mendon and Miss Suse Brigham dined here.  The Doctor here after Meeting and Supped and lodged here.  Deacon Samuel … Continue reading

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January 9, 1775

1775 January 9 (Monday).  The Doctor leaves us.  Samuel goes to Brookfield.  P.M. was a remarkable Church-meeting; about not only Mrs. Eunice Rice and Brother Samuel Fay; but the paper which Eleven Brethren had signed, requesting the Church to bear … Continue reading

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January 10, 1775

1775 January 10 (Tuesday).  My Son Forbes and his Wife came from Cape Ann, but last from Mr. Brooks’s at Medford.  Their Daughter Coffin brought forth a Daughter (whom they have called Polly) on December 30 last.  To God her … Continue reading

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January 11, 1775

1775 January 11 (Wednesday).  My son and Daughter set out for Brookfield, and Elias goes with them with an Horse to accompany them part of the way — as far as to Capt. Curtis’s at Worcester.  P.M. Mr. Stone of … Continue reading

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January 12, 1775

1775 January 12 (Thursday).  Samuel setts off for Boston; and it soon rains.  I hear that probably my Son and Daughter Forbes got no further than Alexanders last night.  P.M. came Mr. David Spafford and paid me 10£ lawful Money.  … Continue reading

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January 13, 1775

1775 January 13 (Friday).  A very cold morning.  Brother Stone came [to] Mr. Smiths, according to appointment, but he was so overcome with the Cold that for a while he refused to go any further.  After a little space We … Continue reading

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January 14, 1775

1775 January 14 (Saturday).  That I might stay at Stow, Mr. Newell is to supply my Pulpit; but does it by Sending Mr. Jer. Barnard of [blank].  At Eve I went to Mr. Newells, who is at  home.  N.B. I … Continue reading

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January 15, 1775

1775 January 15 (Sunday).  I preached at Stow, on Occasion of the Death of the late Rev. and aged Mr. John Gardner, from 2 Tim. IV.6.7.8.  Which O that God would please to succeed to the whole Audience, to the … Continue reading

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January 16, 1775

1775 January 16 (Monday).  I returned home to Westborough, and in safety.  Blessed be God for Such Preservations and of my Family in my Absence!  And O that I might suitably improve this Longsuffering of God towards me.  All the … Continue reading

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January 17, 1775

1775 January 17 (Tuesday).  Breck to Lancaster.  I Converse on Indian Matters.

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January 18, 1775

1775 January 18 (Wednesday).  Spend my time a great deal with Mr. Kendal, about the Indian Circumstances.  Breck returns — John with  him.  Mrs. Eunice Rice here; but I could do nothing with her to effect.  She will do no … Continue reading

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January 19, 1775

1775 January 19 (Thursday).  Mr. Kendal, after Dinner, leaves us to go towards Boston.  He carrys a Letter from me, to be conveyed to Rev. Gordon of Roxbury.

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January 20, 1775

1775 January 20 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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January 21, 1775

1775 January 21 (Saturday).  Breck, Sophy and Hannah have a Sleigh ride to Mill-River with Master Jenison and Jonathan Fay, who is up here in the Vacancy.

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January 22, 1775

1775 January 22 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. from Rev. 2.1, chiefly on Christs walking in the midst of the golden Candlesticks — occasioned by the Death of Venerable Mr. Gardner of Stow.  P.M. on 1 Thess. 5.[19?] from p. 21 with … Continue reading

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January 23, 1775

1775 January 23 (Monday).  Mr. Thomas Twitchel paid £26.8.7 old Tenor which was in full of what was due to me on his Rate — being in the whole £245.13.11 O.T.  Elias went with my Sleigh to Mr. Goddards at … Continue reading

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January 24, 1775

1775 January 24 (Tuesday).  Hannahs arm is much swelled and grows very troublesome.  I was at Deacon Woods: but he was not at home.  Mrs. Winchester was there.  I visited old Lieut. Forbush and dined there.  Mr. Ebenezers Wife is … Continue reading

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January 25, 1775

1775 January 25 (Wednesday).  John went away early in the Morning for Lancaster.  Hannah has a bad Arm.  Sent for Dr. Hawes; who came.  Breck Sends up Dr. Ball.  Both Doctors dine here.  I finish Lord Sommers’ Book of the … Continue reading

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January 26, 1775

1775 January 26 (Thursday).  Hannah Somewhat easier, but her Arm is bad.  Last Eve received an agreeable Letter from Mr. Joseph Ward, lately a School-master at Boston, containing Some hopeful News from England.

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January 27, 1775

1775 January 27 (Friday).  Lt. Baker here.  I read him Mr. Wards Letter.  We have some Discourse together.  He professes to be my Friend: condemns his Brother Brighams Conduct etc.  Dr. Haws visits Hannah and dresses her Arm.  The appearance … Continue reading

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January 28, 1775

1775 January 28 (Saturday).  Hear that the Small Pox has broke out at Hopkinton on Capt. Thomas Mellen’s Wife: also that it is in several places in Mendon.  May the Lord prepare us for His holy and Sovereign Pleasure concerning … Continue reading

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January 29, 1775

1775 January 29 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Ps. 73.26.  Master Jenison, Jonathan Fay and Miss Suse Brigham dined here.  P.M. preached again on 1 Thess. 5.19.  May God graciously add his Blessing thereon!  The Doctor here.

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January 30, 1775

1775 January 30 (Monday).  Rode up to Popple Hill to see Mr. Adonijah Rice who is very ill.  Prayed with him.  Dined at Squire Whipples.  Visit also Messrs. Solomon Baker, Edmund Rice, John Crooks.  Mrs. Spring and her Children lodged … Continue reading

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January 31, 1775

1775 January 31 (Tuesday).  I visited old Mrs. Bruce who is ill.  Conversed with her as one hopefully in Christ.  Prayed with her — but I refused to dine there.  I made what haste I could home; but arrived not, … Continue reading

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