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Monthly Archives: September 1782
1782 September 1 (Sunday). Preached on Joh. 15.9.10 a. and p.m. to page 14, beginning. Administered the Lords Supper. Mr. William Temple of Alsted, dined here. N.B. In the time of forenoon public prayer I had for a little space, … Continue reading
1782 September 2 (Monday). My Young Kinsman and his Sister and Sundry Others with them take a Ride to Col. Brighams. Returned at Evening. Deacon Gideon Newton of Southborough here to acquaint me that the Church and Congregation in that … Continue reading
[1782 September 3 (Tuesday).] I made a Visit to old Mrs. Beeman. My Son Ebenezer accompanys. We dined at Col. Brighams, but he is gone down to Cambridge. We also visited at Mr. Haskills and Mr. Tim Warrins. Wood [sic] … Continue reading
[1782 September 4 (Wednesday).] [illegible] Mrs. Jane White of Hopkinton Widow, has been employed by my Daughter Brigham in spinning. Is now taken sick and grows very bad. Mrs. Brigham has the Special Care of her; but we are all … Continue reading
[1782 September 5 (Thursday).] Mr. Brigham goes to Boston, and I go to the Fast at Southborough. Mr. Kellogg began the Solemnity with Prayer. Mr. Fitch preached a.m. on Jer. 5.25, “Your Iniquities have turned away these things etc.” He … Continue reading
1782 September 6 (Friday). Mr. John Lyscomb has come hastily from NewBraintry, bearing a Letter, writ by my Grandson Thomas to his Sister Apphia at New Braintry, dated West-Point Aug. 26, informing her of the Extreme Illness of her Husband … Continue reading
1782 September 7 (Saturday). Mr. Lyscomb, who went to Southborough yesterday, calls, to take a Letter from my Son to his Daughter in Law. At Eve came my Daughter Lydia from Concord and in the Chaise brought her little John … Continue reading
1782 September 8 (Sunday). Preached a. and p.m. on Prov. 12.26. Mrs. Maynard dined here. N.B. I gave public Notice of the Funeral of old Mrs. Hannah Beeman who expired this Morning — 90 Years old last May. God Sanctifie … Continue reading
1782 September 9 (Monday). Mr. A. Beeman here in the Morning, that I might acquaint him with my Obligations to preach tomorrow for Mr. Grosvenor. My Son and Daughter having dined with us, Sat out in their Chaise; their Children … Continue reading
1782 September 10 (Tuesday). Fast at Grafton on Account of the Drought. I rode up. Deacon Wood and my Son Ebenezer rode up with me. Mr. Fish prayed, and Mr. Sumner preached a.m. The Text was Ezek. 18.36, latter part. … Continue reading
1782 September 11 (Wednesday). Elias came home from Gloucester via Boston. He has finished his School there. His Sister Baldwin is gone by water to Cape Ann, and Isaac [in the Chaise?] by Land.
1782 September 12 (Thursday). Fast at Framingham. My Son Ebenezer rode with me to Mr. Kellogg, and we arrived the first that came. Mr. Kellogg began Prayer a.m. and Mr. Biglow preached. Mr. Bridge the first prayer p.m. and I … Continue reading
1782 September 13 (Friday). Rode home in safety. D.G. Elias has a bad Cough[?]. Ebenezer left me after Fast yesterday and went to Concord.
1782 September 14 (Saturday). The Drought unhappily continues — such is the holy Anger of God!
1782 September 15 (Sunday). I rode over to Northborough and preached there a.m. on Ps. 81.11 to 16, and returned at Even. P.M. I preached on Rev. 22.12. Mr. Whitney here on Jer. 13.15.16 a. and p.m. May God Succeed!
1782 September 16 (Monday). I was retired. At Eve married Mr. Gershom Brigham to Mrs. Bulah Bellows. O that God would graciously accept!
1782 September 17 (Tuesday). Mr. Brigham, Sophy and Miss Mindwell Brigham to Boston. P.M. Went to Mr. Simon Forbes’s, and attended the Exercises of Mr. Fish, who preached a good Sermon on Ps. 96.8, former part. N.B. Mr. Wilkins lodged … Continue reading
1782 September 18 (Wednesday). Ebenezer returned from Concord. Miss Eliza Beales was here, at Breakfast. N.B. our Discourse was of Mr. Sanford. Mr. Ebenezer Chamberlain here and brought me his Rates — paid me £6.18.0. N.B. He asks me who … Continue reading
1782 September 19 (Thursday). I paid Mr. Newton Nine French Crowns (or the Value of Ten Dollars) more, towards his keeping my Cattle last year. Billy P________ from Concord. Our Sister Brigham fell from her Horse.
1782 September 20 (Friday). Billy returns home. At Eve Mr. Hazzletine — Supper Honey.
1782 September 21 (Saturday). My Daughter Baldwin, aided by her son Isaac, came from Cape Ann — last from Horns Tavern where they lodged, and came here to Breakfast this Morning. They are greatly fatiegued. Isaac returned back to Charlestown, … Continue reading
1782 September 22 (Sunday). A.M. on Prov. 12.16. Mrs. Maynard dined with us. P.M. on Heb. 4.9. At Eve Ebenezer read a Sermon of Mr. [blank].
1782 September 23 (Monday). Capt. Morse came and brought a noble Cheese of 20 weight. Daughter Baldwin returned to Brookfield. Elias with her. P.M. Church Meeting on Adams’s Affair. Both the Contending partys came. After Prayer and a Pathetic Address … Continue reading
1782 September 24 (Tuesday). Mr. Hazzletine here. Mr. Simon How of Marlborough makes me a Visit about their Affairs as now situated. I went down to my Island to view what work had been done to clear the Brook, and … Continue reading
1782 September 25 (Wednesday). The Widow Snow here, dined with us etc. Rev. Mr. Langton of York, and his Daughter, Miss Hannah, going to Farmington, Stopped and lodged here. N.B. They inform of anointing with Clay to cure bad Sores … Continue reading
1782 September 26 (Thursday). Mr. Langton and Daughter leave us. Isaac Baldwin returns from Cambridge to Brookfield. Their great Horse is Sick (of [Potts?] etc.) and like to die. A Fast at Marlborough to Seek a Minister of God and … Continue reading
1782 September 27 (Friday). My Steers came home last night from Templeton: and Squire Baker wants to have them of me. He has them accordingly. Mr. Forbes and his Lady from Cape Anne; Mr. Cushing and his Children, George and … Continue reading
1782 September 28 (Saturday). Mr. Forbes (accompanyed by Ebenezer) goes to West Sudbury. Mr. Cushing and his son George to Shrewsbury. Mrs. Forbes and Sally Cushing remain with us. Elias returns from Brookfield, and he has been to Springfield and … Continue reading
1782 September 29 (Sunday). My Leg had been painful in the Night, and I had but broken sleep. However, I went to Meeting. Attempted to preach a.m. on Heb. 4.9, but I could not use my Notes much. My Sight … Continue reading