Monthly Archives: March 1780

March 1, 1780

1780 March 1 (Wednesday).  Notwithstanding the Rain and very difficult travelling, I went a.m. to the Funeral of old Mr. Jonah Warren, who expired in the Eighty [blank] year of his age.  Many people attended.  I prayed — ventured to … Continue reading

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March 2, 1780

1780 March 2 (Thursday).  Am engaged in my preparations for the Sabbath.  Breck is recovering.  D.G.

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March 3, 1780

1780 March 3 (Friday).  Miss Polly Howard goes to Capt. Maynard’s.  Breck goes to his Shop.

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March 4, 1780

1780 March 4 (Saturday).  [No entry.]

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March 5, 1780

1780 March 5 (Sunday).  On 1 Thes. 4.14, on occasion of the Death of old Mr. Jonah Warrin.  Cousin Maynard, Misses Brigham (as well as Breck and his Family) fill our Dining Board.  P.M. repeated on 2 Tim. 3.7 to … Continue reading

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March 6, 1780

1780 March 6 (Monday).  Town Meeting.  Mr. Ebenezer Maynard and Dr. Hawes came to me with the Town’s Request to go to the Meeting House and pray with them.  I went, prayed and add a few words of address to … Continue reading

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March 7, 1780

1780 March 7 (Tuesday).  Mrs. Maynard and her son went home.

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March 8, 1780

1780 March 8 (Wednesday).  Breck, Suse and the Child moved back to their Home.  Read Lord Chesterfield.  At night, Pearson on the Subject I am preparing upon for the next Lord’s Day.

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March 9, 1780

1780 March 9 (Thursday).  Mr. Thad Warrin came and killed two Piggs for me, both of them weighed 226.  P.M. at Mr. Stockwell’s Desire I rode down to Mr. Tim. Warrin’s.  Elias went with me to drive the Sleigh.  I … Continue reading

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March 10, 1780

1780 March 10 (Friday).  I agree with Breck to pay half the Price of Thursday’s Worcester paper.  Anna Fay goes home, though the weather is bad.

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March 11, 1780

1780 March 11 (Saturday).  The weather is still so rough and the roads so unfit for Travel, Elias remains at home, to my great Regret — but it cant be helped.  I desire to resign the whole matter to the … Continue reading

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March 12, 1780

1780 March 12 (Sunday).  Preached again on 1 Thes. 4.14 — “and rose again.”  P.M. went on with 2 Tim. 3.7 to the end of page 16, which may a Divine Blessing accompany!  It was so great a Storm of … Continue reading

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March 13, 1780

1780 March 13 (Monday).  Adjournment of Town Meeting.  N.B. A sad Contest between Mr. Benj. Fay and Col. Wheelock, about a Chestnut Tree, cut down by the latter in the Time of the late Extremity for Wood.  Anna Fay again.

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March 14, 1780

1780 March 14 (Tuesday).  We are much reduced as to wood, but the Weather is still too cold to be indifferent about it.  No going to the Ministerial Lot.  Elias goes to sundry places, and gets Hay seed to sow … Continue reading

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March 15, 1780

1780 March 15 (Wednesday).  Elias Sows Hay Seed upon the Snow.  Col. Brigham’s Daughters Mindwell and Anna come up in the morning on the Snow and lodge here.  Elias prepares to go to Cambridge tomorrow.  I wrote to the president … Continue reading

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March 16, 1780

1780 March 16 (Thursday).  Elias depended upon Mr. Elisha Parker to go to Boston and in returning to bring up our Horse: but by Parker not going, Elias is disappointed and does not go.  I finished reading Lord Chesterfield’s Letters, … Continue reading

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March 17, 1780

1780 March 17 (Friday).  Mr. Nathan Maynard junior and Mr. Isaac Parker brought Wood.  Two loads apiece.  Elias p.m. got Hay Seed at Mr. Batherick’s, several Baggs: which William sowed at the Island.

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March 18, 1780

1780 March 18 (Saturday).  Mr. Moses Nurse brings a load of Wood for Mr. Maynard.  N.B. The Measuring of Wood has been chiefly performed by Elias, and sometimes by Breck at the Shop.  Mr. Amos Parker here.  He relates what … Continue reading

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March 19, 1780

1780 March 19 (Sunday).  Preached on 1 Thes. 4.14 and p.m. on 2 Tim. 4.7 which may God bless.  N.B. I read today Zech. 7.  P.M. I did not read, but we sung twice, began the 119th Psalm.

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March 20, 1780

1780 March 20 (Monday).  Elias is still disappointed of going to Cambridge.  P.M. I rode to Squire Baker’s.  He gave me (as I understood him) the Tallow I wanted of him.  I was too destitute of common money, and therefore … Continue reading

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March 21, 1780

1780 March 21 (Tuesday).  N.B. I delivered to Elias Four Hundred Dollars of which one hundred and seventy-six from my own Desk and borrowed 224 Dollars of my Son Breck.  Breck goes for Boston.  Sent by him to Mr. Quincy … Continue reading

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March 22, 1780

1780 March 22 (Wednesday).  Gave Mrs. P________ 33 Dollars to pay Miss Lucy Maynard.  Mr. Stone came — dined — preached my Lecture, on Isa. 53.6, tarried over night.  N.B. We read a Narrative of the Journal and discoverys of … Continue reading

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March 23, 1780

1780 March 23 (Thursday).  Mr. Stone and I walked up to Squire Baker’s to the stones and to see 4 great Oxen, of uncommon Bigness and Fatness.  Mr. Stone returned home.  Breck returned before night — brought two letters from … Continue reading

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March 24, 1780

1780 March 24 (Friday).  Breck unhappily brought back the Letter I wrote to my son William, about Wood for Elias.  I wrote another, but know of no conveyance.  It is so rugged Weather that I am much afraid Elias will … Continue reading

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March 25, 1780

1780 March 25 (Saturday).  Mr. Nathan Maynard junior brought one load of Wood, which my son Breck measured, and says is 77 feet.  But inasmuch as (to deal rightly) several loads of late have been of exceeding crooked wood, and … Continue reading

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March 26, 1780

1780 March 26 (Sunday).  Preached again on 1 Thes. 4.14 and read the verses following.  I administered the Lord’s Supper.  O that it might be accepted through the Merits and Intercession of Jesus Christ.  Old Mrs. Green dined with us.  … Continue reading

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March 27, 1780

1780 March 27 (Monday).  Dr. Crosby came in to see me.  He is about selling part of his place in Shrewsbury, viz, His Buildings, and about 60 acres of his Land, to old Mr. Rider.  William Winchester remains much unwell.  … Continue reading

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March 28, 1780

1780 March 28 (Tuesday).  Josiah Brigham goes to Boston.  I write and send by him to Mr. Moore and also to Elias at College.  John Barrett of Hopkinton came to see me — dines here.  His ardency is still to … Continue reading

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March 29, 1780

1780 March 29 (Wednesday).  William grows worse, takes physic of Dr. Stimson, who called to see us and dines here.  P.M. Mrs. P________ to Harrington’s.  Suse goes to her Fathers, Breck takes care of the Cattle for me.  Eph. Parker … Continue reading

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March 30, 1780

1780 March 30 (Thursday).  Parker came to work on our Flax, but found it not rotted sufficient, therefore breaks off and returns.  Mr. Abr. Holland here and gives me a more perfect Account of Mr. Gershom Flagg’s Frenzy.  We cant … Continue reading

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March 31, 1780

1780 March 31 (Friday).  Dr. Stimson came from Sutton and returns to Hopkinton — dines here; he gives William Winchester a Vomit, which works well, but he remains sick and exercised with Pain, in both Head and Stomach.  The months … Continue reading

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