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Monthly Archives: November 1779
1779 November 1 (Monday). May God grant the Grace, that as Time is swiftly Spending, I may do with my might what my Hands find to do! I am much concerned about my preparations for the Day of Solemn Humiliation … Continue reading
1779 November 2 (Tuesday). My Kinswoman and her Son and Daughter are prevented journeying by Rain, till it was (they conceived) too late. Mr. Aaron Crosby of Blandford here, in his way to Boston.
1779 November 3 (Wednesday). It being bright, though cold, my Cousin Bryant and her children leave us to return to Stoneham. N.B. I gave her 14 Dollars for making and mending 3 pair of Shooes by her Son Elias Bryant … Continue reading
1779 November 4 (Thursday). A Day of Humiliation and Prayer with Thanksgiving. I named for my Text a. and p.m. Ps. 51.17. Made a large Introduction, explaining the Proclamation, and then used some former Preparations on that, mentioned passage, with … Continue reading
1779 November 5 (Friday). Elias went early to Brookfield for the rest of my Cattle at Coit Hill. Benj. Grout was here for his pay for making 3 pair of Shoees: and I therefore wrote him a note to Breck, … Continue reading
1779 November 6 (Saturday). Elias returned with the Cattle, and had a good Journey. N.B. He paid Landlord Jones of Worcester 2 Dollars for pasturing one yearling. He asked a Dollar per week.
1779 November 7 (Sunday). I preached a.m. on Ps. 36.7, p.m. on Prov. 1.23, for next Thursday has been appointed for the Execution of David Young. Mr. Moses Brigham and Mrs. Maynard dined here. At eve a Letter received from … Continue reading
1779 November 8 (Monday). I visited and prayed with Asahel Biglow. P.M. Mrs. Dolly Rice here and drank Tea with us. Five Men are requested to go to Mr. Adams and to his Wife to perswade them to Reconciliation. They … Continue reading
1779 November 9 (Tuesday). Mr. Levi Warren here to kill a Cow for me, and informs me that the Said Brethren were together and that Mr. Adams was with them. That they were together till midnight, and then adjourned to … Continue reading
1779 November 10 (Wednesday). [No entry.]
1779 November 11 (Thursday). Elias goes to Worcester to the Execution of Robert Young, who was condemned and hanged for a Rape on Jane Green of Brookfield. At Eve, I went to Capt. Fisher’s, who reads part of the Report … Continue reading
1779 November 12 (Friday). Have news of the poor Criminal’s Behavior yesterday. Mr. Maccarty preached.
1779 November 13 (Saturday). Mr. Isaac Parker was here and brought his own and his Wife’s Relations. He excused the incorrectness of his for want of Time, and took it again.
1779 November 14 (Sunday). Through the great Goodness of God I am allowed to begin another year of Sabbaths, and would gratefully praise His Glorious Name! I preached a.m. on Deut. 32.46-47, which may God graciously impress us with! Mr. … Continue reading
1779 November 15 (Monday). Ephraim having rid home on Saturday eve, returned this morning. I visited Capt. Wood’s Wife and prayed with her, she being very low. P.M. By Mr. Hezekiah Maynard of Marlborough, I sent Mr. Simon How’s Book … Continue reading
1779 November 16 (Tuesday). Visit Mrs. Woods again. Having read I returned to Capt. Fisher his Draught of the Plan of Government! Dined at Squire Baker’s. Consult him about paying my Young Man (Parker) and I went to Lt. Joseph … Continue reading
1779 November 17 (Wednesday). Messrs. Brigham and May lodged here last night. Elias goes to Cambridge and Boston. Mr. Kendal of Southborough here to look of [sic] my Sheep. Mr. Isaac Parker with his Relation.
1779 November 18 (Thursday). Read several Lives in Vol. II (B) of Biographical Dictionary. Mrs. Parker (Isaac’s Wife) and Miss Anna Parker (Ephraim’s Sister) made us a Visit. Deacon Doliber sends me a Present of Fish.
1779 November 19 (Friday). Deacon Doliber calls here in his way home — gives me account of the Grants of their Society at Marblehead to their Minister for the year. P.M. Elias returns home from Cambridge, but has not seen … Continue reading
1779 November 20 (Saturday). Have been and am now much engaged in the Prophetic Visions of Zechary. May God greatly illuminate my Soul with Truth!
1779 November 21 (Sunday). On Zech. v. 9-11. And finished my exercises on that chapter. P.M. preached my sermon on Isa. 63.9-15. I propounded Rebecca Nurse to join in full Communion with the Church. Sometimes we have no Singing in … Continue reading
1779 November 22 (Monday). Master Elijah goes to Ashburnham, expecting Sophy to return. I wrote by him. I visited Mr. Jonathan Tainter’s sick Child and prayed therewith. I rode up then to Mr. Eli Whitney’s and dined there, and visited … Continue reading
1779 November 23 (Tuesday). I walked to Mr. Ebenezer Forbush, to talk with him, and he not being at home spent some time with his Father and Mother. In returning I made an Opportunity with Mr. Elijah Hardy, who tells … Continue reading
1779 November 24 (Wednesday). Mr. Brigham returned from Ashburnham and Sophy with him. Left all well there, and Mrs. Winchester is willing to send me her William.
1779 November 25 (Thursday). Mr. Elisha Parker came, and Ephraim and I came to some agreement, viz. to give him my Principal Oxen for seven months of his work: and to pay him in Money or Indian Corn for the … Continue reading
1779 November 26 (Friday). I had too many anxious Thoughts about the high Demands of Ephraim.
1779 November 27 (Saturday). Elisha Parker came when I was about paying Ephraim, but a Controversie arose concerning What was the Usual Custom at this time of the great Alteration of Money within these few weeks. Ephraim would take no … Continue reading
1779 November 28 (Sunday). Preached a. and p.m. with new Introduction, Sermons on Heb. 5.9 to p. 12. Mrs. Maynard dined here, as did Ephraim Parker. P.M. read proclamation for Thanksgiving.
1779 November 29 (Monday). Mr. Dan. Matthis of New Braintry was here to consult me about their Troubles with Mr. Foster’s Doctrines, but I could not tarry long with him, because I was preparing a line to send to the … Continue reading
1779 November 30 (Tuesday). Read Judge Hale of a good Method to entertain unstable and troublesome Times — and of Redeeming Time. In the Evening unbent a while with reading Mr. de Lange’s Journal at Peking. See “A Good … Continue reading