Monthly Archives: September 1779

September 1, 1779

1779 September 1 (Wednesday).  Breck returns from Boston, brings me a joyful Letter from William that his Wife was delivered last Saturday morning at 8 a.m. of a Son, baptized John.  P.M. My Daughter-in-law Kezia of New Marlborough came from … Continue reading

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September 2, 1779

1779 September 2 (Thursday).  Kezia was going home to New Marlborough alone.  The Difficulty in finding the Road to Lancaster, engaged me to go with her so far.  I went.  We dined at Mrs. Wilder’s in Lancaster.  Thence I went … Continue reading

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September 3, 1779

1779 September 3 (Friday).  Broke fast at Mr. Whitney’s — borrowed Bp. Hall’s Works, folio, and came home.  Thanks to God.  Col. Cushing and Major Brennan dined here.  Four men to be raised from the Town to go to Providence, … Continue reading

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September 4, 1779

1779 September 4 (Saturday).  Breck to Sutton, but I knew it not in season to write an answer by him.  A terrible Storm of Thunder and Lightning, a very violent Crack suddenly and close by us.  Afraid we shall hear … Continue reading

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September 5, 1779

1779 September 5 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Zech. v. 5-8.  P.M. on Prov. 15.16, which may God graciously please to bless!  Appointed the Communion and Lecture, but put by the private Meeting which would otherwise have been at Mr. Tainter’s.  … Continue reading

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September 6, 1779

1779 September 6 (Monday).  I wrote early to Rev. Mr. Stone of Southborough to preach my Lecture on the 8th and sent it by Mr. Adonijah Putnam of Sutton.  I wrote to Sister Lydia Champney at Mr. Jonas Bond’s in … Continue reading

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September 7, 1779

1779 September 7 (Tuesday).  I rode to Grafton — dined at Mr. Grosvenor’s (He was gone to Conway).  I prayed at the Funeral of Mr. Hasham.  At Mr. Aaron Willard’s, paid him eleven Dollars for mending my Watch.  Mr. Simon … Continue reading

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September 8, 1779

1779 September 8 (Wednesday).  I received a note from Mr. Stone that he could not preach my Lecture.  The Town of Southborough meet today to consider his Salary.  I preached my Self.  The Text was Romans 15.13.  May God bless … Continue reading

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September 9, 1779

1779 September 9 (Thursday).  This morning our neighbor Lamson who has been a long time very miserable was delivered of a fine large Boy, to our great Rejoicing.  Blessed be God, the God of Salvation and may He perfect her … Continue reading

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September 10, 1779

1779 September 10 (Friday).  Alexander leaves us to go to Ashburnham and then home.  I thought it my Duty to visit Mrs. Lamson to rejoice with her and stir her up to the Duty of Dedicating her child to God.  … Continue reading

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September 11, 1779

1779 September 11 (Saturday). Mr. Stearns goes to Mr. Stone’s.  Mrs. P. came home from Concord with my son William and his little Sophy is with her Father, and after Dinner, they return to Concord.  A Letter from aged Mr. … Continue reading

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September 12, 1779

1779 September 12 (Sunday).  I read Ps. 116.  Preached on Ps. 36.7.  Administered the Lord’s Supper.  Mr. Knight of Boston was at the Communion.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  P.M. delivered the Latter Sermon on Roms. 15.13.  At eve, Mr. Stone … Continue reading

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September 13, 1779

1779 September 13 (Monday).  I visited Katy Biglow, ill of a Fever and hysteric Disorders.  At her Desire, I prayed there.  Had some conversation with Mr. Daniel Adams about his Wife living from him.  He tells me he desires she … Continue reading

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September 14, 1779

1779 September 14 (Tuesday).  Had some Debate with Dr. Hawes about Tim. Bryant’s Work for him last year.  N.B. Mr. John Thayer from New Haven Coll. came here in his way to Boston, dined here.  Received a Letter from Mr. … Continue reading

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September 15, 1779

1779 September 15 (Wednesday).  Sent Ephraim Wheelock with a load of Apples to Lieut. Grout’s to be made into Cyder by him at his Mill.  Broke Fast at Capt. Wood’s.  Had conversation with Deacon Wood and with Mr. Tho. Twitchell … Continue reading

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September 16, 1779

1779 September 16 (Thursday).  The Day was mainly spent in Retirement — See Natal., but just at eve came to my Sorrow, Mr. Adams and with him Lieut. Levi Warrin, who ask (and with some Reluctance) I gave a Copy … Continue reading

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September 17, 1779

1779 September 17 (Friday).  The ministers go on their Journey.  A School is kept at the Grout School-house by Mr. [blank] Hazzletine.

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September 18, 1779

1779 September 18 (Saturday).  A no. of Theeves who have stole from Mr. Henry Prentice of Grafton, are taken and one of them whip’d at Deacon Wood’s — the Chief of the Money is recovered.

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September 19, 1779

1779 September 19 (Sunday).  On consideration of my beginning a New Year I preached a.m. on Isaiah 46.3.4 and by reason of the Death of my two classmates, Rev. Mr. William Rand and Mr. Shepherd Fisk, I made up a … Continue reading

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September 20, 1779

1779 September 20 (Monday).  The Contribution yesterday was £48.7 and a Person who was not prepared at the Time desired 20/ be added for him, which he promised to repay, which was I suppose, done.  Bruce was here.  I gave … Continue reading

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September 21, 1779

1779 September 21 (Tuesday).  Wrote to Cousin Briant.  At eve call to see Mrs. Lambson.  I rode to Mr. Joseph Grout’s to see Mrs. Adams who lives there.  I dined there, though Mr. Grout and his Wife were gone to … Continue reading

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September 22, 1779

1779 September 22 (Wednesday).  N.B. This morn I sent my Letter to Cousen Briant by Mr. Moses Potter, going to Ipswich: and with it a Bundle containing for Timothy, Seven yards of White tow cloth etc. etc.  See Memorandum Book.  … Continue reading

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September 23, 1779

1779 September 23 (Thursday).  Attended a Fast at Miss Lydia and Miss Rebecca Nurse’s.  Mrs. P. with me.  I began with Prayer.  Mr. Sumner preached a seasonable Sermon, from 3d Epistle of St. John v. 2, “Beloved I wish above … Continue reading

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September 24, 1779

1779 September 24 (Friday).  More closely applied to my preparations.

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September 25, 1779

1779 September 25 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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September 26, 1779

1779 September 26 (Sunday).  Read Ps. 44.  Took the first verse for my Text, though I go on with my subject on Isa. 46.3-4.  P.M. on Isa. 47.1-2, had some Regard to the Death of Rev. Mr. Whitney of Petersham, … Continue reading

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September 27, 1779

1779 September 27 (Monday).  Brigham returned to his F. Maynards.  Breck goes to Cambridge and Boston.  I am reading Mr. Cuthbert Sidenham on Hypocrisie, and wish it may be deeply impressed on my own Soul!  It is printed very incorrectly, … Continue reading

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September 28, 1779

1779 September 28 (Tuesday).  Catechized at the Meeting-House.  A.M. 32 Boys, p.m. 23 Girls.  May a Blessing accompany my instructions and Warnings to them of each Sex!  At eve Mr. Brigham brought Master Hazzletine to see me.  He borrows Mr. … Continue reading

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September 29, 1779

1779 September 29 (Wednesday).  Mr. Amos Parker and wife dined here.  Capt. Edmund Brigham calls me to visit old Mr. Gale, who lies in a Dying State.  I prayed by him.  In returning visit old Lieut. Forbush and his Wife.  … Continue reading

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September 30, 1779

1779 September 30 (Thursday).  Squire Benj. Whipple from Otter Creek here.  Rode to Shrewsbury Lecture — had Deacon Wood’s Horse.  I dined at Mr. Sumner’s.  Mr. Whitney there, also several young Students, Stone and Crosby.  I preached on Luke 22.15, … Continue reading

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