Monthly Archives: February 1776

February 1, 1776

1776 February 1 (Thursday).  Brother Smith of Marlborough came — dined with us.  I was obliged to leave him, and attend upon a religious Exercise at Mr. Daniel Warrins, where I preached p.m. on Eccl. 12.1 at the Request and … Continue reading

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February 2, 1776

1776 February 2 (Friday).  Mr. Davis leaves us.  Mr. Thaddeus Warrin kills two young Hogs for me.  Reckoned with Nat. Chamberlain for nine Days Carting Wood, and for one Day helping Mr. Nurse in Shooing my sled @ 9/ per … Continue reading

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February 3, 1776

1776 February 3 (Saturday).  Seventeen New Recruits for the Army, out of this Town, march to go to Cambridge Head Quarters.  Nathaniel Chamberlain, going to the Army, receives of Me 4 Dollars.

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February 4, 1776

1776 February 4 (Sunday).  Preached a. and p.m. on 1 Tim. 2.5, “There is — one Mediator between G. and M. the M. Christ Jesus,” carrying on the Discourse from Rom. 3.28.  May a divine, [blot] efficacious Blessing render the … Continue reading

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February 5, 1776

1776 February 5 (Monday).  My Son Samuel returned from Rochester, Bedford etc.

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February 6, 1776

1776 February 6 (Tuesday).  By reason of the very Cold weather, I am obliged to keep House and have Leisure for my Studies.  Sermonizing etc.

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February 7, 1776

1776 February 7 (Wednesday).  Notwithstanding the Cold I walked to Neighbour Thaddeus Warrins, and (though with some Difficulty) prevailed with him and Samuel Williams to go tomorrow to Cutting and Sledding Wood.  Went to Mr. Nurse’s also to reckon with … Continue reading

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February 8, 1776

1776 February 8 (Thursday).  Warrin (as agreed) went to cutting — and Williams Sledding — See the Almanack.  Ben went with Williams and Elias at the Barn etc.

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February 9, 1776

1776 February 9 (Friday).  Williams takes Elias with him to Sledding.  My Son Baldwin (having visited his Wife at Brookfield) returns to the Camp this way.  Breakfast here.  He delivers me a Proclamation from the General Court, to be read … Continue reading

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February 10, 1776

1776 February 10 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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February 11, 1776

1776 February 11 (Sunday).  A.M. on 1 Tim. 2.5.  P.M. on Heb. 12.24, carrying on the Same subject, and used some of the preparations at Catechetical Exercise on the Mediator.  Did not read the proclamation — the Season was tedious; … Continue reading

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February 12, 1776

1776 February 12 (Monday).  Wrote divers Letters; to Mr. Rawson — to Mr. Pierpoint.  At Eve General Wards son Thomas Walker, and Daughter Sally.

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February 13, 1776

1776 February 13 (Tuesday).  Breck sets out for New York.  Send the Letters wrote yesterday by him.  Mr. Stone came to see me, dined.  He prayed in my Study with me.  Deacon Batchellor came here.  I mentioned the Exceptionable Passages … Continue reading

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February 14, 1776

1776 February 14 (Wednesday).  Mr. Daniel Warrin (Neighbour to Mr. Thomas Twitchel) came requesting me to Visit Molly Twitchell, who was very ill of Canker.  I went — but she expired before I got to the House — in her … Continue reading

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February 15, 1776

1776 February 15 (Thursday).  Dr. Hawes acquaints me with the very distressed Condition of Mr. Edmund Antwistles Family.  I went to See ‘em, and found his Wife and two Children and a Girl (whose name was Grover) Sick — but … Continue reading

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February 16, 1776

1776 February 16 (Friday).  Attended the Funeral of Miss Mary Twitchel.  Prayed there.

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February 17, 1776

1776 February 17 (Saturday).  I am informed that Mrs. Antwistle and her sister Submit Harrington are dead.  Mr. Edwards Whipple here.  He has a Cancer on his Lip — is going to Mendon to put himself under the Care of … Continue reading

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February 18, 1776

1776 February 18 (Sunday).  By reason of a proclamation from the General Court, which has Some Passages concerning Government I preached on Ps. 2.6 on Christs executing the Office of a King — He alone having Universal, Supreme absolute, uncontrolled … Continue reading

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February 19, 1776

1776 February 19 (Monday).  Read an excellent Tract (of I suppose Dr. Cotton Mathers) entitled “Right Sentiments of Religion?  Instructions for a son of my Loves and Hopes.”

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February 20, 1776

1776 February 20 (Tuesday).  Rode in my sons Chaise to Shrewsbury to see Mrs. Sumner who still lies in a languishing Condition.  Dined there.  Prayed with them under their Affliction.  Sister Cushing came there.  In returning at Eve called at … Continue reading

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February 21, 1776

1776 February 21 (Wednesday).  Mr. Thaddeus Warrin here to inform me that his Brother Daniel dyed last Eve, about the Sunsetting.  He was nigh 18 years old.  May God sanctify this to his mother, and to the Rest!  Moses Sever … Continue reading

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February 2, 1776

1776 February 22 (Thursday).  Elias is Sent with a Line from me to Capt. (I hear it is now Squire) Baker, concerning poor Sever’s [Case and?] Conduct.  P.M. attended the Funeral of Daniel Warrin.

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February 23, 1776

1776 February 23 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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February 24, 1776

1776 February 24 (Saturday).  The Affair of poor Sever is finished.  Mr. Piper brings from him another Dollar in acknowledgment from Sever, for his wickedness.  This I deliver to Elias.

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February 25, 1776

1776 February 25 (Sunday).  Preached on Rom. 3.28 a. and p.m.  Read the proclamation for Public Fast.  N.B. had a greater Number of Notes than usual.  Suse Brigham here.

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February 26, 1776

1776 February 26 (Monday).  A.M. at Squire Bakers — his Wife is ill.  He lends me his Horse to go over to the House of the late Martyn Tavern, there being a Vendue of Household Goods.  I dined there — … Continue reading

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February 27, 1776

1776 February 27 (Tuesday).  Rode to Southborough to See Mr. Stone who was so ill on Lords day as not to preach — but was better, and was gone to Col. Jonathan Wards.  I went to Mr. Bowens and dined … Continue reading

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February 28, 1776

1776 February 28 (Wednesday).  Mr. Kendal has a large subscription (the Introduction wrote by Dr. Langdon) for his going to preach at [Cagnarvage?].  General Washington begins it with 42/ — it is followed with many Officers and others; so that … Continue reading

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February 29, 1776

1776 February 29 (Thursday).  Mr. Bradshaw having given me one of the Books entitled Common sense, I begin to read it — bold Strokes!

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