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Monthly Archives: December 1782
[1782 December 1 (Sunday).] Mr. Piper preached on Ps. 19.12.13 a. and p.m. He [supped?] not here at Eve.
1782 December 2 (Monday). Miserab[blot] — The Select men [illegible] ducting the Affair, and were [Bearers?] Council at Mendon for Mr. [illegible] Willard.
1782 December 3 (Tuesday). Brigham goes to Boston. I was but feeble and Weak.
1782 December 4 (Wednesday). [Not in Parkman’s hand:] I was but very faint and low. My appetite depraved. Rev. Mr. Whitney and his delegates returned from Council at Mendon. Reverend Mr. Ebenezer Grosvenor of Harvard here. Gave a particular account … Continue reading
1782 December 5 (Thursday). This morning Mr. Grosvenor goes on his Journy to Pomfret. [In Parkman’s hand:] At Eve [illegible] Warrin [illegible] the News Paper [illegible] Deacon Wood, Mr. Belknap and his Wife here.