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Monthly Archives: April 1782
1782 April 1 (Monday). Walked up to Mr. Barnabas Newtons, his Daughter Sarah (of about 16) drooping and languishing. Instructed and encouraged her. Prayed with and for her. P.M. Town Meeting to choose a Governor etc. Chose Hon. Mr. Hancock … Continue reading
1782 April 2 (Tuesday). I wrote to Mr. Cushing by Calvin Maynard. Looked for Mr. Sanford, all day — but he did not come. Mr. Brigham went to Upton to hire a Man. He lit on one Samuel Drake, who … Continue reading
1782 April 3 (Wednesday). I rode out Westwardly to visit a number of Neighbours — went to Mr. Thad. Warrins, who is not well: was at Mr. Moses Newton’s, one Mr. Down’s Family at the School House. Mr. Coze, Mr. … Continue reading
1782 April 4 (Thursday). Expected Samuel Drake to work, but he came not. Mr. Eustick, Baptist Minister at Grafton, came in to See me; which I took very kindly of him.
1782 April 5 (Friday). Dr. Stimson here, dines with us. He visits Sarah Newton.
1782 April 6 (Saturday). Mr. Phinehas Brigham who is Sick and greatly distressed with Pain etc. sends for me at Evening though Cloudy and Wet. Went, found him very ill. Prayed with him. He is at his Mothers. His Wife … Continue reading
1782 April 7 (Sunday). I preached a. and p.m. on Prov. 4.10. Messrs. Ebenezer Hancock and Nicolas Bowes, attended among us. At Eve Mr. B. read Mr. Flavell on Mat. 27.46.
1782 April 8 (Monday). Mr. Daniel Grosvenor returning from Southborough calls and breaks fast here. Deacon Batchelor also was here. Mr. Lyon returning to Southborough. Dr. Stimson and his Lady make us a Visit. The Doctor returns me DeFoe’s Works … Continue reading
1782 April 9 (Tuesday). I visited Ephraim Brigham again and prayed with him. I should have Visited Sarah Newton, but met her riding abroad.
1782 April 10 (Wednesday). I fear my Eyes are dimmer, but I write a Letter to Mr. Adams, and for a little space can read or write without my Spectacles.
1782 April 11 (Thursday). A Gentleman who came from Northampton his Name was William Moore, with Letter to Mr. Brigham from Elias, who is not well and wants an Horse to return. Mr. Moore lodges here.
1782 April 12 (Friday). In the Early Morning we’re alarmed by a Messenger from Miss Mindwell Brigham who is ill, but is chiefly distressed in Mind. Sends for me. I went. Mr. Brigham and his Sister Suse also. I discoursed … Continue reading
1782 April 13 (Saturday). Breck employs several Men in mending the Wall of the Garden, and work in the Garden. They are James Downs and Ebenezer Mclendy. Capt. Morse here and requests that the Congregation might Sing five times on … Continue reading
1782 April 14 (Sunday). Again upon the Same subject as last Sabbath, the IVth Head for which I took another Text, vizt. Prov. 9.11. P.M. on Rom. 1.18 former part to p. 9. Baldwin dined here. I read the proclamation … Continue reading
1782 April 15 (Monday). Miss Mindwell came here and tarried — and over Night. I am in Sedulous preparation for the Association. Lt. Grout came kindly with several Presents. N.B. It was to him I committed the Letter which I … Continue reading
1782 April 16 (Tuesday). The Ministers Meeting was at Our House. Mr. Bridge was not here, the rest came. Mr. Newell brought his Lady. I prayed — I delivered Some parts of my Sermon on Heb. 6.12. Mr. Whitney made … Continue reading
1782 April 17 (Wednesday). Mr. Brigham goes to Boston. Young Obadiah Thatcher came from his Brother Peter’s to See Thomas. He dines here. Luke Baldwin came from Mr. Moodys School at Byfield yesterday to Concord and from his uncle Williams … Continue reading
1782 April 18 (Thursday). I hear that Master Isaac has dismissed his School, and that he did it by an Oration. He and his Brother Luke come here.
1782 April 19 (Friday). Luke, though clouldy, leaves us to go home. It proves a rainy Day. Isaac is here with us and lodges here.
1782 April 20 (Saturday). Mr. Brigham returned late last night, or rather Early this Morning — brought a Letter of April 2d from Mr. Quincy. Dr. Hawes brings me a Message from Mr. Phinehas Forbes that his eldest Child is … Continue reading
1782 April 21 (Sunday). I had prepared to preach, but Mr. Brigham informs me that Mr. Stone is come (as I requested heretofore) to assist me. He preached a. and p.m. on Isaiah 55.6.7. I prayed before sermon in the … Continue reading
1782 April 22 (Monday). Thacher did not come. Mr. Stone remains with us, by reason of the storm which continues still. He reads to me Dr. Mathers Magnalia, of the Familists etc. He lodges here.
1782 April 23 (Tuesday). Mr. Stone leaves us, though it is yet rainy, and Isaac Baldwin returns to Cambridge p.m. Mr. Belknap here, about Mr. D. Adams’s Affair; but to little purpose. Thatcher comes at 4 p.m. yet it is … Continue reading
1782 April 24 (Wednesday). A great and Solemn Work before us! I am deeply concerned to be duely prepared for it. Miss Mindwell Still here among us.
1782 April 25 (Thursday). General Fast through out the United States. I preached a. and p.m. on 2 Chron. 14.11 with large Alterations and Additions especially in the Application. Thacher went to his Brothers, except at Noon. At Eve Mr. … Continue reading
1782 April 26 (Friday). I visited Mr. Phinehas Forbes Sick Child, and prayed with it. Went to Mr. Elisha Forbes and drank Tea there. N.B. borrow his Chaise for Mrs. P________ to go to Ashburnham. N.B. Mrs. Wood has been … Continue reading
1782 April 27 (Saturday). A Letter from Elias dated the 15th who writes, that he has received from Mr. Forbes of Cape Ann Invitation to keep Grammar School there. Mr. Brigham agrees with Thacher.
1782 April 28 (Sunday). A.M. on Rom. 1.[18?] but was obliged to break off the Sooner because my Sight failed. P.M. on Gen. 8.20.21. N.B. My Sight so failed that I was obliged to extemporize in Several considerable parts of … Continue reading
1782 April 29 (Monday). Visit poor Nanny Beeton and prayed there. Visit Mr. Richard Barns under his Confinement by broken Bones. P.M. attend the Funeral of Mr. Elisha Forbes’ Infant.
1782 April 30 (Tuesday). Mr. Levi Bush here, dines with us. Thomas Thatcher begins here. I went to Squire Bakers about pasturing my Cattle, and Succeeded.