Monthly Archives: July 1777

July 1, 1777

1777 July 1 (Tuesday).  Mr. Crosby came.  The Girls prepared and Mounted in Mrs. Baldwins Chaise, and Drawn by Brecks Mare, and Mr. Crosby rode the Baldwin Horse, to ride as far as they could towards Boston via Concord.  Mrs. … Continue reading

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July 2, 1777

1777 July 2 (Wednesday).  Marble etc. march to Worcester.  Mr. Daniel Forbes from Brookfield brings Letters of the 17 and 20 – all from Mr. Baldwin at Ticonderoga — and from Skeenesboro.  The scope is, The Regulars are come from … Continue reading

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July 3, 1777

1777 July 3 (Thursday).  My Daughter Baldwin Seems [more revived?] now she has her Mother to Converse [torn] her, and make her Chearfull.  At Eve Winslow Brigham — lodges among us.  By the News-Paper some encouraging Accounts from N.Y., Jersies … Continue reading

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July 4, 1777

1777 July 4 (Friday).  Mr. Hall (Josiah of Sutton) came with two of Deacon Tarrant Putnam’s Daughters, return from Concord, and inform that Hannah got down to Samuels pritty well, and on Thursday undertook to go to Boston.  They turn … Continue reading

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July 5, 1777

1777 July 5 (Saturday).  Cousen Beckky Warrin of Upton came to See Mrs. Baldwin — dined here.

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July 6, 1777

1777 July 6 (Sunday).  Preach’d on Hosea 6.4 a. and p.m.  Simon Crosby came to enquire after his Brother (who went with Sophy and Hannah, but is not returned), and he dined here.  At Eve Mr. Daniel Forbes junior was … Continue reading

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July 7, 1777

1777 July 7 (Monday).  I am informed that the Militia Companys in this Town meet to choose their officers.  The North Company choose the same that they heretofore had.  The South choose Mr. Nathan Fisher their Captain — Mr. Jonathan … Continue reading

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July 8, 1777

1777 July 8 (Tuesday).  She has wrote to her Brother Forbes to meet her at Concord: and therefore Breck, after Dinner, waits upon her, in her own Chaise and with her Horse, to go down there.  Reuben Lambson goes with … Continue reading

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July 9, 1777

1777 July 9 (Wednesday).  It rained in the Morning but the showers intermitted — sun shined so as that my Bees swarmed — no body to help, till Mr. Belknap accidentally came.  I had sent for Neighbour Harrington, who came … Continue reading

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July 10, 1777

1777 July 10 (Thursday).  Carry[s?] my own and other Letters directed to my son Baldwin, to Deacon Woods for Col. Mellen to take the Care of in his going to Tyconderoga.  Was at Mr. Lambsons for hives.  His two Friends … Continue reading

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July 11, 1777

1777 July 11 (Friday).  Hannah has a more difficult morning by a severe Turn of Coughing: Appetite depraved etc.

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July 12, 1777

1777 July 12 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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July 13, 1777

1777 July 13 (Sunday).  On consideration of the Sorrowful News that our People have evacuated Ticonderoga, I chose that Text in Isa. 8.17, but after proper Introduction and with various Alterations, I used the last sermon on Micah 7.7.  The … Continue reading

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July 14, 1777

1777 July 14 (Monday).  Many Confirmations of the sad News (of Tych______).  A Method the South military Company takes to settle their Officers.  Hannah rides with Suse in the Baldwin Chaise, to Col. Brighams but is much exercised with Cough … Continue reading

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July 15, 1777

1777 July 15 (Tuesday).  I was about to go to Cambridge to bring up Elias, but Mr. Bradshaw takes this Affair upon him.  Rides in the Baldwin Chaise with the Baldwin Horse, and his own Horse is rid by Samuel … Continue reading

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July 16, 1777

1777 July 16 (Wednesday).  Jej. and prec.  My Wife rides with Hannah on Horse back to Capt. Maynards.  Hannah greatly Sunk in Spirit as well as Body.  May God graciously extend Compassion!  A Day of Trouble in the Family, as … Continue reading

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July 17, 1777

1777 July 17 (Thursday).  Bradshaw rides the Baldwin Horse to Brookfield and leads an Horse of Breck’s to be pastured at Coi’s Hill.  Breck also goes to Worcester, and designs then for Hubbards Town to one Dr. Clark, to bring … Continue reading

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July 18, 1777

1777 July 18 (Friday).  Hannah, though She was pritty Comfortable Yesterday, had a bad night for coughing, etc.  The morning Mr. Wood who is out of Health and rides about to help her, came here and in the Baldwin Chaise … Continue reading

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July 19, 1777

1777 July 19 (Saturday).  Hannah another poor Night for Coughing, etc.  Mr. Hannaniah Parker has two Children ill of the Canker.  Sends for me.  I went.  Prayed and discoursed with them.  Mr. Bradshaw returned from Boston, and stood along a.m. … Continue reading

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July 20, 1777

1777 July 20 (Sunday).  On Hos. 6.4.  I was long, because I was desirous to finish the Subject.  N.B. Breck went Express to Capt. Timothy Brigham with Orders from Col. Wheelock.  Suse’s two sisters, Mindwell and Anna, dined here.  P.M. … Continue reading

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July 21, 1777

1777 July 21 (Monday).  Sophy and Hannah p.m. rode over to Mr. Monro’s.  They carry a Packet for the Post to carry to Col. Baldwin.  Mrs. Hannah Rug visits here.  The Girls return well, as I hope, though the Air … Continue reading

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July 22, 1777

1777 July 22 (Tuesday).  My Son Samuel comes from Concord with his sister Baldwin and dined with us.  P.M. Samuel returns home — leaves Chambers Dictionary, 4 Vols. only.  He takes with him Mason on self-Knowledge.  Mrs. Elizabeth Harrington made … Continue reading

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July 23, 1777

1777 July 23 (Wednesday).  It is a time of remarkable Distress among people by reason of the Alarm, it being the most busy Season.  God has blessed us with great plenty, but the Hands that are necessary to gather in … Continue reading

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July 24, 1777

1777 July 24 (Thursday).  Although the Regiment which is now Suddenly raised by the foresaid Alarm, was appointed to meet at Grafton to Day, Yet Elmer Cushing brought from his Father Orders of the Council, not to March till further … Continue reading

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July 25, 1777

1777 July 25 (Friday).  Breck hires Mr. Levi Warrins Horse to go in the Baldwin Chaise to Brookfield and waits upon his sister home.  P.M. Sophy and Hannah have Mr. Newtons Horse and Chaise to ride a little way.

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July 26, 1777

1777 July 26 (Saturday).  They ride to Col. Brighams, and Sophy on horseback to Marlborough.  P.M. Col. Job Cushing came, and shews me several Expresses to march to the Westward with all speed.  N.B. Breck was come back from Brookfield.  … Continue reading

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July 27, 1777

1777 July 27 (Sunday).  Suse was so afflicted and impressed that She had an ill Night, and this morning fell into Travail.  Dr. Hawes deliver’d her at about 20 minutes after 8 o’clock in the Morning, of a Male Child, … Continue reading

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July 28, 1777

1777 July 28 (Monday).  In the morning Mr. Paul Lambson prepared a Coffin, dugg a Grave; and we interred the Abortion.  The Men, provided to march to the westward, gathered to Capt. Maynards early, and repaired to Col. Cushings.  Twenty … Continue reading

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July 29, 1777

1777 July 29 (Tuesday).  Hannah’s Feet easier, but She can’t walk.  Suse gathers strength.  P.M. Miss Abigail Baldwin and her sister Relief here — Tea etc.  I am much employed in Chambers Cyclop. and Scotts supplement.  At Eve Eli Brigham … Continue reading

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July 30, 1777

1777 July 30 (Wednesday).  A Still from a Lambs Entrals, for Hannah brought from Mrs. (Jeduthun) Fay.

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July 31, 1777

1777 July 31 (Thursday).  Capt. Morse’s Wife made us a Visit.  Mr. Ebenezer Maynard acquaints me with the Death of one of Mr. Parkers Children, and to go to the Burial tomorrow.

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