Monthly Archives: June 1782

June 1, 1782

1782 June 1 (Saturday).  Breck has hired Mr. Thomas Kenny to digg a Cellar for his (designed) New House; who begins this Morning.  P.M. came my Samuel Parkman, and with him two of his Children; viz. Samuel and Sally.  Mr. … Continue reading

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June 2, 1782

1782 June 2 (Sunday).  I now first began the public Exercises with Singing Ps. 95.X.  Preached a. and p.m. on Deut. 10.12.13.  Mrs. Maynard dined here.  P.M. began the public Exercise with singing Ps. 100.  Admitted Mrs. Lydia Morse into … Continue reading

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June 3, 1782

1782 June 3 (Monday).  Thatcher prepares a Draught Pole for the old Well, near the House, and putts it (with Mr. Brighams help) on to the Sweep — draws etc.  Samuel and his Children dine here, and half after two … Continue reading

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June 4, 1782

1782 June 4 (Tuesday).  Rev. Stephen Johnson of Lyme and his Lady are here and dine — leave us for Boston.  I attended the Funeral of Ensign Jabez Snow AEs. 67 ever Since last March.  I prayed.  A Thunder Storm … Continue reading

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June 5, 1782

1782 June 5 (Wednesday).  Mrs. P________ made a Visit (and her Cousen Maynard with her) to Deacon Woods Wife, who is very distempered and confined.  Mr. Thomas Adams came and brings me Dr. Owens Meditations and Discourses on the Glory … Continue reading

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June 6, 1782

1782 June 6 (Thursday).  Mr. Adams changes Dr. Owen on the Glory of Christ (and which hath in it the Doctors Life and Letters) and with this Dr. Colmans Incomprehensibleness of God.  He leaves these two for Bacchus’s History of … Continue reading

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June 7, 1782

1782 June 7 (Friday).  [No entry.]

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June 8, 1782

1782 June 8 (Saturday).  I was Strictly engaged in making additions to my former Compositions on the Subject designed for tomorrow.

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June 9, 1782

1782 June 9 (Sunday).  The Singers did not come Seasonably to begin the publick Exercise as proposed.  Preached a. and p.m. on Deut. 10.12.13.  Mrs. Maynard dines here.  At Eve, Mrs. Scott, being very ill, I prayed with my Family, … Continue reading

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June 10, 1782

1782 June 10 (Monday).  Read my son Moores Letter of May 26th last and Judge Sullivans Letter of Nov. 17, 1781 to the Rev. Mr. West of Dartmouth with Mr. Wests Answer thereto.

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June 11, 1782

1782 June 11 (Tuesday).  Breck has Nine Hands at work, on Cellar, Frame etc.  Rev. and aged Mr. Thomas West of Rochester here, going to Charlestown No. 4.  Also Coll. Baldwin, who is come from Cambridge where his son Isaac … Continue reading

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June 12, 1782

1782 June 12 (Wednesday).  I had appointed a Lecture to be this Day — wrote again to Mr. Grosvenor to preach it and Sent the Letter last Week, by (I Suppose) the Safe Hand of Deacon Batchellor — But was … Continue reading

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June 13, 1782

1782 June 13 (Thursday).  Mr. Maccarty Sent me his Convention Sermon on Act. 20.24.  I read part of it; it being writ out very fair and legible.  Read Mr. Moses Hemmenway on Infant Baptism, which is writ nervously and Judiciously.

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June 14, 1782

1782 June 14 (Friday).  Mr. Down works with Thatcher and dines etc. here.  I read the rest of Mr. Maccartys Sermon — a Serious and useful Discourse.  I wish divine Blessing [may?] be vouchsafed, and that God would pity him … Continue reading

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June 15, 1782

1782 June 15 (Saturday).  Wrote Additions to sermon on Deut. 11.26.

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June 16, 1782

1782 June 16 (Sunday).  This compleats the 58th Year Since I gave my Answer to the Town of Westborough.  I preached a.m. on Mark XIV.14.15 and Administered the sacrament.  May the Long-suffering of God be magnifyed!  May he graciously accept … Continue reading

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June 17, 1782

1782 June 17 (Monday).  Mr. Lyon came from Southborough and dined here.  I Catechized at the Meeting House above 30 Boys a.m. 36 Girls p.m.  Met with Mr. Aaron Fay of Southborough and talked with him about his Mother in … Continue reading

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June 18, 1782

1782 June 18 (Tuesday).  I rode to Mr. Bridge’s, East-Sudbury, it being the Time of our Association.  Mr. Bridge prayed at the Beginning and I did it at the concluding of the Meeting.  Mr. Whitney asks the Association to meet … Continue reading

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June 19, 1782

1782 June 19 (Wednesday).  This is the Day of the Great Solemnity of the Instalment of Rev. Mr. Ebenezer Grosvenor at Harvard.  May God be among them!  I can’t be among them as I hop’d.  I rode home.  Billy, my … Continue reading

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June 20, 1782

1782 June 20 (Thursday).  We expected Mr. Whitney of Brookline in Connecticut from Harvard: but his Horse had got away, and therefore he came not but Mr. Peter Whitney and his Wife came and Spent the p.m.  The World is … Continue reading

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June 21, 1782

1782 June 21 (Friday).  A.M. came Mr. Johnson of Lime and his Lady from Boston, and dine here; as do Mr. Aaron Crosby and his Lady also, from [blank].  After which came the Widow of the late Mr. Abraham Knowlton … Continue reading

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June 22, 1782

1782 June 22 (Saturday).  My Son Ebenezer came from Brookfield; but last from Deacon Jonathan Bonds junior of Shrewsbury.  N.B. He has been to Squire Caldwell at Barre — and to See Alex, at Marlborough, New Hampshire.

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June 23, 1782

1782 June 23 (Sunday).  We Sang five times, viz. as to first Singing — Hymn 75th and the Last Singing was Hymn 76.  Preached a. and p.m. on Rev. 22.17.  Mr. Brigham at Eve read Flavells Fountain Life part of … Continue reading

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June 24, 1782

1782 June 24 (Monday).  Mr. Lyon and Mrs. Stone from Southborough made us a Visit and dined — after Tea they returned.  Southborough Meet to Choose a Minister.

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June 25, 1782

1782 June 25 (Tuesday).  Mr. Brigham goes to Boston.  Wrote by him to Mr. Quincy.  Hear that Southborough have elected Mr. Lyon.  There were votes for divers Others, viz. for Messrs. Killbourn, Millen and Wolcott.  I visit Deacon Woods Wife, … Continue reading

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June 26, 1782

1782 June 26 (Wednesday).  I preached Mr. Whitneys Lecture.  My son Ebenezer went to Northborough with me.  Mr. Sumner and his Wife were with us there at Dinner.  Mr. Sumner also prayed before my sermon.  The Text was Ps. 73.26, … Continue reading

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June 27, 1782

1782 June 27 (Thursday).  Visited and prayed with Sarah Newton. Our House Still in the Confusions of White-washing.  Ebenezer very helpful but Mrs. P________ much confined.  Has took Physick — but her Back especially is very lame.  Mr. Brigham returns … Continue reading

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June 28, 1782

1782 June 28 (Friday).  Mrs. P________ no better.  Dr. Hawes visits her.  Ebenezer and Sophia ride to visit Capt. Maynard and his Wife.  Have Mr. Elisha Forbes’ Chaise.

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June 29, 1782

1782 June 29 (Saturday).  They ride in the Same Manner to Lieut. Nathan Brighams at Southborough.  N.B. An Account from Pittsfield, of an Hurricane there, last Lords Day p.m.

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June 30, 1782

1782 June 30 (Sunday).  N.B. Sung Hymn [blank] at the Beginning of public Worship a.m. and preached again on Rev. 22.17, both a. and p.m.  At the begin of public Worship p.m. we Sang Hymn [blank].  At Eve Mr. Brigham … Continue reading

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