Monthly Archives: May 1777

May 1, 1777

1777 May 1 (Thursday).  Publick Fast.  Preached a.m. on Hos. 6.6.  P.M. on Isa. 5.7.  N.B. used some parts of my Exposition on the 8th Commandment.  The Lord accept our Penitence and our Prayers — and give His Blessing to … Continue reading

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May 2, 1777

1777 May 2 (Friday).  At 9 a.m. attended the Burial of Mr. Whipple’s Child.  N.B. Breck carrys Elias in Mr. B. Newtons Chaise to Cambridge.  I met with Mr. Thomas Whitney and urge him to Reconcilement with Mr. B. Fay.  … Continue reading

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May 3, 1777

1777 May 3 (Saturday).  Sorrowfully interrupted by unavoidable worldly Affairs and Business; having no man to do any work for me.  James Hicks’s Hands sore that he can’t work.  Breck returned from Boston.

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May 4, 1777

1777 May 4 (Sunday).  Preached on Gal. 5.16 a.m. and 25th p.m.  Administered the Lords Supper.  Mrs. Maynard dined with us.  The Lord pardon my unpreparedness and add His Blessing to my weak Endeavours.  Accepting my renewal Engagements to be … Continue reading

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May 5, 1777

1777 May 5 (Monday).  Rainy.  News of a British Fleet in the Bay.  Read part of Secretary Moretons Memorial.

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May 6, 1777

1777 May 6 (Tuesday).  A Number of Men at Work in Carting out muck, viz. Mr. Nurse with 2 Teams, Thad Warrin and Chamberlain.  I went to Squire Bakers to see his Daughter Salley remarkably recovered from the Small Pox … Continue reading

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May 7, 1777

1777 May 7 (Wednesday).  The Scenes Shift: My Principal Hog has languished for some time, in a Consumption, and he has this day (as we suppose) dyed, to our considerable Loss and Disappointment — but was not found.

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May 8, 1777

1777 May 8 (Thursday).  I rode to Southborough.  Dined at Mr. Stone’s.  Miss Joanna is recovering.  I preached the Lecture on Rev. 14.6.7, which may the Lord bless to me and to the Hearers.  Mr. Stone desired my Notes; which … Continue reading

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May 9, 1777

1777 May 9 (Friday).  Though it was a rainy, Stormy time, I rode to See Mrs. Lewis, a Charlestown Woman, who is Sick at Capt. Ben Fay’s.  Prayed with her.

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May 10, 1777

1777 May 10 (Saturday).  A Cold, cloudy Season, unfit for Planting or Sowing.

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May 11, 1777

1777 May 11 (Sunday).  Preached on the Same Texts as last Sabbath but made large additions to my former Notes, with Special Reference to the present distressing and gloomy Times.  N.B. No preaching at Hopkinton.  Mr. Samuel Barrett here and … Continue reading

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May 12, 1777

1777 May 12 (Monday).  This Morning I send Six young Cattle to Mr. Baldwins Pasture at Cois Hill at Brookfield, under the Care, for driving, of Benjamin Bowman, and Nathan Champney.  Sangor helps part of the way.  I visited Deacon … Continue reading

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May 13, 1777

1777 May 13 (Tuesday).  Sangor went with my Cart and Oxen to Mr. Thomas Whitneys.  Brought 400 lb. of Fowl-Meadow Hay.  Hannah is much out of Health.  Breck, in Mr. Newtons Chaise, goes with her to Marlborough.  Return at Eve.  … Continue reading

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May 14, 1777

1777 May 14 (Wednesday).  Mr. Bradshaw goes on his Journey.  I visit Mrs. Wood.  Was with the Doctors, viz. Darling and Kitteridge, at Breakfast.  Deacon Livermore dined here.  Went into the Garden p.m. to work a while in the Garden … Continue reading

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May 15, 1777

1777 May 15 (Thursday).  Hannah rode as far as Mr. Haskills with Mrs. Meheitabel Fay and her little sister; both of them Invalids.  James has a very great Cold.  A Training Day to enlist or draw out Soldiers into the … Continue reading

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May 16, 1777

1777 May 16 (Friday).  Hannah rides with her Sister Suse to Col. Brighams; and Mrs. P________ makes a Visit with Mrs. Spring to Mrs. Newton and Mrs. Wood.  The last is still sick, but is better.  Mrs. Spring tarrys there.  … Continue reading

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May 17, 1777

1777 May 17 (Saturday).  Sangor having dined, went to Framingham.  A Training or Military Meeting, on Account of Recruits.

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May 18, 1777

1777 May 18 (Sunday).  The Contributing to the Relief of Mr. Samuel Goodenow occasioned my preaching on Heb. 13.3, the Same Discourse except a few Alterations which I delivered Mar. 18, 1753, previous to a Contribution for his Father.  Gather … Continue reading

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May 19, 1777

1777 May 19 (Monday).  Reuben Lambson came to me to live with me and work for me.  N.B. Mr. Samuel Goodneow was here.  I delivered him the Contribution and had his Receipt for it.  David Sangor returned from Framingham to … Continue reading

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May 20, 1777

1777 May 20 (Tuesday).  Hannah a.m. Worse.  P.M. rides as far as Capt. Maynards.  Mr. Hall of Sutton, going to Concord and Boston, dines with us.  At Eve engage Reuben to live with me Six Months; but says he must … Continue reading

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May 21, 1777

1777 May 21 (Wednesday).  He is very diligent and drives on.  But our public state is dark.  The British Force is said to be near upon the Coast: and our Three year Soldiers few, hardly obtained — and what have … Continue reading

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May 22, 1777

1777 May 22 (Thursday).  Went to Squire Bakers.  Consulted the Law Book, and Squire Samuel being there, asked their Opinion on this Case, Whether a Couple designing marriage, and having been legally published, but though no objection arises from any … Continue reading

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May 23, 1777

1777 May 23 (Friday).  Hannah is Still in but a feeble State.

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May 24, 1777

1777 May 24 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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May 25, 1777

1777 May 25 (Sunday).  A.M. on Oppression.  Text was Eccl. 4.1, but carryed on the Discourse from Isa. 5.7.  P.M. on Micah 7.7.

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May 26, 1777

1777 May 26 (Monday).  My Son William came up for his Mother to go to Concord.  His Wife was brought to bed yesterday morning with another Daughter.  Thanks to God!  He dines with us, and after 3 his mother not … Continue reading

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May 27, 1777

1777 May 27 (Tuesday).  Having lodged and dined at my Sons, rode into the town, found my Son Samuel, his Wife, Children and Family in Health.  To God be praise and Glory for So multiplyed Favours!  Visited Dr. Minot — … Continue reading

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May 28, 1777

1777 May 28 (Wednesday).  Frosty Morn, but a good Day.  I did not incline to be at Boston, though it is an important Day, wherein not only Counsellors are to be chosen but a Constitution of Government to be planned.  … Continue reading

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May 29, 1777

1777 May 29 (Thursday).  Lodged as last night.  My Son waited on me to his Brothers (Williams) Where is one Mr. Samuel Hosmer, belonging that Neighbourhood; who relates Marvels of An Egg at Rev. Mr. Dix’s in Townshend; which the … Continue reading

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May 30, 1777

1777 May 30 (Friday).  Breck and Sophy returned from Rochester and dined at home.

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May 31, 1777

1777 May 31 (Saturday).  Prepared in part — but conclude not to use it tomorrow.

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