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Index to the Sermons of Ebenezer Parkman of Westborough – created by Prof. Ross. W. Beales, Jr.

Date of Initial Delivery (when known)

No.: Arabic (A) or Roman (R). Parkman’s early sermons are numbered in Arabic.  He later shifted to Roman – then back to Arabic.

Place of Initial Delivery: Westborough (unless otherwise noted); WPL (Westborough Public Library)

Location: American Antiquarian Society (unless otherwise noted)

 

Date of Initial Delivery No. Text Repetition/Notes Location
1724 A-19-20 Repeated with alterations and additions, Aug. 2 p.m. Aug. 9 p.m. 1747

21 pp.

1724-01-05

 

A-15-16 Mat. 28.6 Jan. 5, 1724

20 pp. (16-17 blank)

1724-01-19

 

A-17 1 Cor. 15.14 Jan. 19, 1724

11 pp.

1724-03-01 A-21-22 Act 16:31 18 pp. (plus insert).  Pp. 19-20 blank
1724-03-08 a.m. A-23 Act. 16:31 pp. 21-29 (continuation of above)
1724-03-08 p.m. A-24 Act. 16:31 pp. 30-38 (continuation of above)
1724-04-19

(Boston)

A-29-30 Mat. 19:22 Delivered at Boston, Private Meeting at Mr. Eyres, April 19, 1724

Westborough, Apr.26, 1724 a.m. & p.m.

Shrewsbury, May 10, p.m.

Hopkinton, June 14, p.m.

West Sudbury, June 28, a.m.

At the young men’s meeting at Mr. Hezekiah Ward’s, June 18, 1728

Repeated (with many alterations besides what are made by a pen), May 17, 1747, p.m.

#NB My Dauter Mary was admitted into the Church the same Afternoon

16 pp.

1724-05-24 A-36-37 1 Cor. 3:20 May 24, 1724, p.m.

June 7, 1724, a.m.

15 pp.

1724-07-26

 

A-43-46 Act. 2:37-38 July 26, 1724, a.m. & p.m.; Aug. 2, a.m. & p.m.

Mar. 6, 1737, a. & p.m. (sermons 1 & 3)

Mar. 13, sermon 4

Mar. 27, p.m. sermon 2

28 pp.

 

The Authors used in these Sermons are,

Dr. Tillotson Vol: 8

Dr. Edwards of Rep.

Dr. Taylor’s unum Necessarium

Dr. Scot’s xtian Life, V. 1

Dr. Mapletoft principles & Dutys

Pool’s Synopsis Criticorum

Dr. Burton

Alleines Sure Guide

The whole Duty of Man

1724-08-16

 

A-47-48 Aug. 16, 1724, a. & p.m.

Repeated Apr. 17, 1737, a. & p.m. from Act. 17.30 latter part

Note: incomplete, pp. [29]-44

1724-08-23

 

A-49-50 Tit. 2:12 Aug. 23, 1724, a. & p.m.

Repeated at Westborough, Aug. 30, 1733, Lecture and the Latter Part (with many Additions and Alterations), Sept. 2, p.m. the next following being Sacrament Day.

14 pp.

1724-09-06

 

A-52-53 James 1:22 Westborough, Sept. 6 p.m. 1724 and Sept. 13 a.m.

At Stow, Sept. 20 p.m.

At Hopkinton, Oct. 11 p.m.

At Marlborough, Oct. 25 a.m.

At Shrewsbury, Dec. 27 a.m.

June 13 p.m. 1752 to p. 7

11 pp.

1724-12-13 Dec. 13, 1724

Note: the diary is not extant for this date.

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1725-01-10

 

A-77-78, 82-83 Mat. 6:33 Jan. 10, a.m. & p.m.}

Jan. 24, p.m.            } 1724/5

Jan. 31, a.m.            }

Repeated Jan. 28, 1733 a. & p.m.

16 pp.

The back side of the cover has the inscription “No. 17.18, 22.23,” with the following:

Contents of This Discourse.

In it I

1. Introduce the words

2. Explain the context and text

3. Inferr Some Conclusions therefrom, which I shall Illustrate and confirm.

4. Make Application thereof.

We must always begin with God (Says Mr. Henry on Lev. 23.14) begin our Lives with him, begin every Day with him, begin every Meal with him, begin every Affair and Business with him.  Seek first the Kingdom of God.

1725-02-14

 

A-87-91 2 Thess. 1:89 Feb. 14 a.m. & p.m.  }

Feb. 21, a.m. & p.m. } 1724/5

Feb. 28 a.m.               }

Repeated to p. 14, Mar. 14, 1735/6

Unto p. 18, Mar. 21 a.m.}

Finished Apr. 11 p.m.    } 1736

22 pp.

1725-03-14

 

A-96-99 Heb. 7:25 Mar. 14 a.m. & p.m.

Mar. 21 a.m. & p.m.

Repeated to p. 6, Feb. 24, 1736/7 Lecture

17 pp.

1725-04-11

 

A-106-109 Act 26:28 Apr. 11 a.m. & p.m.} 1725

Apr. 18 a.m. & p.m.}

Repeated Westborough Lecture, Oct. 7, 1736 and December 12 a.m.

19 pp.

1725-06-13

 

A-120 Rom. 1:20-21 Rom. 1:20th latter part and beginning of 21st.

Shrewsbury, Aug. 7, 1726 p.m.

Westborough, Aug. 24, 1729 p.m. “tho thro much Infirmity”

6 pp.

1725-07-18

 

A-127-128, 131, 135 1 Joh. 5:7 July 18 a.m. & p.m.

July 25 p.m.

Aug. 8 p.m.

Repeated Apr. 6 a. & p.m. 1735

17 pp.

1725-08-01

 

A-132-133 2 King 20:1 Aug. 1 a. & p.m. 1725

At Mr. Dav. Brigham’s Sept. 4, 1729

Jan. 1 a. & p.m. 1758

9 pp.

1725-08-08

 

A-134, 136 1 Cor. 7:29 Aug. 8 a.m. &}

Aug. 15 a.m.  }

At Mrs. Dav. Brigham’s, Dec. 2, 1731

9 pp.

1725-09-26

 

A-148-149 Psalm 101:2 Sept. 26 a.m. & p.m. 1725

Again at Westborough, May 30 a. & p.m. 1731

10 pp. (half of last 2 leaves torn, missing).

1725-10-24

 

A-158, 161-163 John 12:26 Oct. 24 p.m.           }

Oct. 31 p.m.           } 1725

Nov. 7 a.m. & p.m.}

At Shrewsbury, Mar. 6 a.m. & p.m. 1725/6

The applic: Quest. Repeated upon John 1.46 at Westborough, Aug. 11, 1728 a. & p.m.

Repeated with some few alterations and additions, June 4 a. & p.m. 1732 at Westborough

17 pp.

1725-12-19 Dec. 19 and 24, 1725

Nov. 1, 1731

Note: The diary is not extant for these dates.

WPL
1726-01-02

 

179-80A 1 Cor. 16:22 At Westborough Jan. 2 am. & p.m. 1725/6

At Shrewsbury, July 28, 1726, Lecture

Mar. 4, 1730/1 at Mr. Peres Rice’s

1726-04-07

 

208, 210-11A 2 Cor. 1:12 Westborough, Apr. 7, 1726, Lecture

Apr. 10 p.m.

Apr. 17 p.m.

Repeated at the Same Place, Xbr. [Oct.] 12, 1731 a. & p.m. Sabbath before the Sacrament

1726-06-26 June 26, 1726; Aug. 21; Oct. 2; Nov. 13

Diary for June 26, 1726: “I preach’d all Day and Administer’d the Sacrament, But I Scarce went through the Business.”

Diary for Aug. 21, 1726: “I preach’d a.m. on Heb. 10.22….  P.M. I preach’d upon 1 John 2.1.”

Diary for Oct. 2, 1726: “I preach’d a.m. on Heb. 10.22 and Administered the Sacrament of the Lords Supper.  P.M. my Text was 1 Pet. 4.3.”

Diary for Nov. 13, 1726: “I preach’d a.m. on Heb. 10.22.  Administer’d the Sacrament, but immediately before sacrament I admitted Mrs. Holloway into the Church.  I preach’d p.m. on Luke 5.32.”

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1726-08-14

 

238-39, 242-44A 1 John 2:1 Aug. 14 a. & p.m. 1726

____ 21, p.m.

____ 28 a. & p.m.

Repeated June 3, 1733

June 10 p.m.

1726-09-11

 

247-50A John 3:19 Sept. 11 a. & p.m. 1726

Sept. 18 a. & p.m.

Repeated Oct. 12 p.m. 1735 chiefly sermon 250 and Oct. 19 a.m. principally Sermon 248, 9

1726-09-11

 

247-250-A John 3:19 At Westborough, Sept. 11 a. & p.m. 1726

Sept. 18 a. & p.m. 1726

Repeated Oct. 12 p.m. 1735 Chiefly sermon 250

And Oct. 19 a.m. principally Sermon 248, 9

1726-10-16

 

A-257 1 Pet. 14:17 Westborough, Oct. 16 P.M. 1726. Being the Next Sabbath after the Council at Sutton and not long after the Council at Dorchester, Barrington, etc.

Repeated March 9, 1734/5 just after the Councils at Marlborough and Leicester – Troubles at Salem etc.

5 pp.

1726-10-23

 

258-59A Heb. 12:14 Westborough, Oct. 23 a. & p.m. “just after the Council at Sutton”

Marlborough, June 21, Lecture, at the Time of the Council at Leicester (1728)

Repeated at Westborough, Aug. 12 a. & p.m. from 2 Cor. 13.11 latter part (1733)

Note: first page (or cover) has 2 Cor. 13:11

1726-11-06

 

260-61, 264A Luke 5:32 Westborough, Nov. 6 a. & p.m.

Nov. 13 p.m. 1726

Repeated Westborough, June 21 a. & p.m. 1730

_____ June 28 a.m.

12 pp.

1726-12-18 273-74A Luke 6:46 Westborough Dec. 18 a. & p.m. 1726

Repeated at Westborough, Aug. 31 a. & p.m. 1729

10 pp.

1726-12-25

 

275-76A Luke 11:28 Westborough Dec. 25 a. & p.m. 1726

Repeated (the Latter part) at Westborough, Feb. 13 p.m.1731/2

8 pp.

1727-02-05

 

285-86, 288A Heb. 3:12 Westborough, Feb. 5 a. & p.m. 1726/7

____ 12 p.m.

Repeated at Westborough, July 20th a. & p.m. 1729

10 pp. (with 2 pages of additions).  A third side has the statement: “Forasmuch as the holy Worship of God in this Place has, I one part thereof laboured under Some observable and unhappy Disadvantages and even Disorders in time past I earnestly Desire” [and there he ends].

1727-02-12 Feb. 12, 1726/7; Apr.2, 1727; May 14 and Oct. 1, 1727; Sept. 2, 1744

Diary for Feb. 12, 1727: “I was much afraid the Sacrament must have been put by, and Captain Fay[1] mention’d its being So; but provision being made and a Very Considerable number of Communicants present I proceeded though truly it was a Very Severe Season.  I preach’d on 2 John 8, a.m. and on Heb. 3.12, I trust in the Meritts and advocation of Christ, but I’m sure my performances, some of them can recomend Me to God.”

Diary for Apr. 2, 1727: “Sacrament.  I preach’d all Day upon 2 John 8.”

Diary for May 14, 1727: “I preach’d on Song 2.3 and Administer’d the Sacrament; p.m. on 2 John 8.”

Diary for Oct. 1, 1727: Not extant.

Diary for Sept. 2, 1744: “Sacrament day….  I preach’d a.m. on 1 Cor. 11.26.  P.M. repeated Sermon on 2 John 8.  A.M. not without some hope that God was among us — but yet we have very great Reason to be humbled under a sense of our Leanness and Blindness, our Negligence and sinfullness.”

WPL
1727-12-03

 

367-68, 370-71A Psalm 103:19 Westborough, Dec. 3, 1727 a. & p.m.

____ 10, 1727 a. & p.m.

Repeated Sept. 9 a. & p.m. 1744 “the Sabbath after the Committee of the General Court came up and viewed the Town.”

12 pp.

1727-12-07 Dec. 7, 1727; Feb. 3, 1733/4

Diary not extant for Dec. 7, 1727 or Feb. 3, 1733/4.

WPL
1727-12-07 Dec. 7, 1727; Feb. 6, 1745/6; Mar. 19, 1752

Diary not extant for Dec. 7, 1727.

Diary for Feb. 6, 1746: “I preach’d at the Private Meeting at Lieutenant Tainters on Mat. 18.18.19.  My wife rode with me.  We din’d there.  O that the Lord Jesus Christ might meet with us in all our Meetings!”

Diary for Mar. 19, 1752 (Thursday): “P.M. I preached to Young People from Mat. 18, number 19, 20.”

WPL
1727-12-24

 

375, 377A 1 Pet. 4:7 Westborough, Dec. 24 p.m. 1727

___ 31 p.m.

At Mr. James Bradish’s Oct. 7, 1731

The first sermon with alterations and additions Dec. 28 p.m. 1755 “Occasioned by the Earthquake at Lisbon.”

8 pp.

1728-03-02 479-80A Rom. 13:1 “Two Sermons on Rom. 13.1 preceding the March Meeting for the Election of Town Officers in Westborough for the Year 1729”

Westborough, Mar. 2 a. & p.m. 1728

March 9 p.m. 1745/6

10 pp.

1728-05-05

 

407-09A Psalm 78:11 Westborough, May 5 a. & p.m. 1728

____ 12 a.m.

Feb. 26, 1748/9 a. & p.m. “the Throat Distemper breaking out again among us.”

12 pp.

1728-05-12

 

410-18A

(fragment)

Psalm 28:5 Westborough, May 12 p.m. 1728

____ 19 a. & p.m.

____ 26 a.m. Sacrament

June 9 a.m. & p.m.

Repeated from p. 25 nigh the bottom to p. 33, Oct. 11 p.m. 1747 from Jer. 3.32 & Oct. 18 p.m.

pp. 13-16 only

1728-05-26 May 26, 1728

Diary for May 26, 1728 not extant.

WPL
1728-07-04

 

421A Isa. 26:9 Westborough, July 4, 1728 Lecture

Repeated Nov. 2, 1740 a.m.

No. LXXXVIII Nov. 16 a.m.

11 pp.

1728-07-04

 

A-421 Isa. 26:9 July 4, 1728 lecture

Nov. 2, 1740 a.m.

In Roman numerals, LXXXVIII Nov. 16 a.m.

1728-09-15 439-40A 2 Thess. 3:1 Westborough Sept. 15 a. & p.m. 1728

Repeated Dec. 4, 1737

At Worcester Jan. 30 a.m. 1744/5 “After the Dismission of Mr. Burr.”

Note: Parkman’s dating of this sermon on Jan. 30, 1744/5 seems to have been an error.  His diary entry for Dec. 30, 1744: “Mr. Brown of Chauxit (as I afterward heard) preach’d at Westborough whilst I Preach’d at Worcester.  A.M. on 2 Thes. 3.1.  P.M. on Ps. 122 latter End.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem etc.”

8 pp.

1728-09-22 441-42A Isa. 3:10 Westborough, September 22d a. & p.m. 1728

Repeated Nov. 9 a.m. 1735

7 pp. plus insert

1728-09-29 443-44A Isa. 3:11 Westborough, September 29 a. & p.m. 1728

Repeated Nov. 9 p.m. 1735

8 pp.

1728-10-23

(Sutton)

451A Exod. 14:13 Delivered at Sutton Oct. 23, 1728 “being Fast after very fierce Contentions among them and after the Dismission of the Reverend John McKinstry from his Pastoral Office in that Church.”

“At Concord Fast after the Dismission of Mr. Whiting.”  [Note: John Whiting, Harvard 1700, was dismissed for intemperance, Oct. 17, 1737; Sibleys Harvard Graduates, 4:534.]

NB. Mr. Bows preached a.m.

12 pp. plus several additional pages and inserts.

1728-12-15 464-73A Mat. 20:6 Ten Sermons to Old Men on Matth. 20,6 in the Year 1728 & 1728/9

Westborough, Dec. 15 p.m. 1728

____ 22 a. & p.m.

____ 29 a. & p.m.

Jan. 12 a. & p.m. 1728/9

____ 26 a. & p.m.

Feb. 2 a.m.

Repeated from Pag. 6-12 Feb. 12 p.m. 1737/8

From p. 32 to 38 Apr 5, 1747 p.m. from Rom. 12.11

Apr. 12 p.m. from p. 20 to 31 under same Text (Rom. 12.11)

Repeated from p. 1 to 6 and from p. 32 to the End, July 10 a. & p.m. 1748

NB. Used from p. 12 to 16 Aug. 28, 1768

40 pp.

1729-07-06

 

499-502, 527-528 Mat. 12:20 “VI Sermons on Mat. XII, 20. In the Year 1729, &b 30.”

Westborough July 6 a.m. 1729.  Sacrament

____ 27 a.m. 1729

Aug. l0 a.m. 1729

____ 14 a.m. 1729

Oct. 25 p.m. 1730

Nov. 8 a.m. 1730

“NB On July 6. 1729 when the 1st of these Serm. was preached, the Rev. Mr. Breck administered the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper in my stead because of my Bodily Infirmitys.”

NB. That Numb. 502 was Repeated at Westborough Oct. 25 a.m. 1730 from Phil 1.6

No. 499, 500, To Young Men June 17, 1742

Repeated Sermon 4 & 5 & 6 from Phil:1.6. Aug. 7 p.m. 1737 (with Some Omissions)

Sermon 1 July 25, 1756 p.m.

The 2nd Sept. 22 (at Sacramental Lecture with Some Additions)

The 3d Oct. 3 a.m. following

24 pp. plus two additions

1730-03-29

 

506-08, 517-20, 527-A Heb. 12:5 Mar. 29 a. & p.m. 1730

Apr. 12 a.m.

June 14 a. & p.m.

June 28 p.m.

July 5 a.m.

Oct. 18 p.m.

Shrewsbury at Mr. Dan. Garfields being a private Fast on account of his Childrens Strange Fits &c. Dec.12, 1734

Repeated at Westborough Feb. 1, 1735/6 being the Sabbath after my Dear Consorts Decease

29 pp. plus additions

1730-11-15 Nov. 15, 1730

Note: Diary not extant for this date.

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1731-03-18

(Marlborough)

A-555 Numb. 27:16-17 “Delivered at Marlborough March 18, 1730/1.  Ante Meridian. It being a Day of Solemn Fasting and Prayer, kept by that Flock under their Sorrowful Bereavement in order to their Re-settlement.”  Note: Rev. Robert Breck died Jan. 6, 1731.

“At Westborough <repeated> with variation and Additions Apr. 28 a.m. 1745 After the Death and Funeral of the Rev. And worthy Mr. John Swift Pastor of the Church in Framingham.”

At Southborough July 12th a.m. 1781, “being Fast there on Account of the Death of the Rev. Mr. Nathan Stone.”

1731-10-10 578-79-A 1 John 2:15, 17 Oct. 10 p.m. 1731

Oct. 17 p.m. 1731

At Mr. Seth Rice’s Jan. 2, 1734/5

Dec. 19 p.m. 1756 to the End of p. 32

1731-10-24

 

A-580-581 Job 14:2 Oct. 24, 1731 a. & p.m. “Occasioned by a Sudden Death among us.”

Also: “Occasioned by the Sudden Death of a Child.”  This may have been the death of Abigail, daughter of Samuel and Deliverance Fay, Oct.19, 1731; she was born Oct. 19, 1731 (Westborough VR, 235, 38).  No diary for that year (only an entry in the Natalitia).

Apr. 13, 1740, p.m.: Repeated the Application from Job. 7.8 latter part Apr. 13, 1740, p.m. “on Occasion of the Sudden Death of my Sister in Law, Mrs. Sarah Gott, Wife of Mr. Benj. Gott of Marlborough, Physician.”

1732-04-16

 

613-16, 618 Eph. 2:21-22 613: Apr. 16 p.m. 1732

614: Apr. 23 p.m.

615: May 7 a.m.

616: May 7 p.m.

618: May 14 p.m.

“The First sermons which I preached to my own people next after Framing and Raising my House.”  In the absence of a diary entry, this notation raises the possibility that Parkman had been renting a house in the first years of his ministry – or that an earlier house had burned or been sold.

Note: Only 8 pp., with sermon 2 starting on p. 4.

1732-12-31

 

656-59-A Job. 14:5 656: Dec. 31 a.m. 1732

657: Dec. 31 p.m. 1732

658: Jan. 7 a.m. 1732/3

659: Jan. 7. p.m. 1732/3

Repeated Dec. 28 a. & p.m. 1740

Aug. 4, 1765 p.m. used the 2 first Sermon. & part of 3d with many alterations and additions and with somewhat on v. 6 occasioned by the Death of little Robert Breck Maynard who was drowned in a Kettle of Wort on July 30

 

“This Chapter is a mournful Complaint of the Brevity, Transitoriness and Miserys of human Life and it affords very Seasonable Contemplations for the Last Day of the Year, which will also be So much more Suitable for us at this particular Time, as we have had in the week past a very affecting Instance of Early and Sudden Mortality among us.”  In a marginal note: “Adam Holloway a Lad nigh 10 years old Dyed on the 27th, by the Kick of a Colt, received on the 22d instant.”

1733-04-04

 

A-678 Isaiah 38:2-3 “at the House of Mr. Thomas Rice junior in Westborough Apr. 4, 1733 p.m. on Occasion of his Languishment by a malignant Tumor and Sore, prevailing on his Neck and Throat.”

On the second page: No. 678.  “Westborough, Apr. 4, p.m. 1733, being a time of Prayer on Account of the Deep Affliction of Thomas Rice junior, by a malignant Tumor and sore on his Neck and Cheek; and the Exercise was kept at his house.”

1733-10-28 Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 1733; Feb. 23, 1744/5

Note: Diary not extant for Oct. 28 and Nov.4, 1733.  Feb. 23, 1745 was a Saturday.

WPL
1734-01-20

 

728-31-A Psal. 24:3-5 728, 729: Jan. 20 a. & p.m. 1733/4

730, 731: Jan. 27 a. & p.m.

<two lines crossed out> “soon after the wickedness of Slashing the pulpit Cushion”

Repeated at Lecture preparatory to the Sacrament Apr. 19, 1744 to p. 9 and Apr. 22 p.m. to p. 14 and July 1744 the rest.

1734-09-29

 

770-780

783-784-A

Joh. 3:3-5 770-771: Westborough, Sept. 29 a. & P.M. 1734 “The Day of the Baptism of my Dauter Lucy”

772-773: Oct. 6 a. & p.m.

774: Oct. 13 a.m.

775-776: Oct. 20 a. & p.m.

777-778: Oct. 27 a. & p.m.

779-780: Nov. 13 a. & p.m.

No. 783-784: Nov. 24 a. & p. m.

Repeated with many omissions to p. 17, Sept. 18 p.m. 1743

From p. 18 to p.28 Oct. 2 a. m. from p. 37 to p. 43 p.m.

From p. 43 to the End, Oct. 9 p.m. 1743

From p. 29 to p. 35 Oct. 16 a.m. 1743,

From p. 37 to 42 Dec. 15 p.m. 1771.

Dec. 22 p.m. to p. 48

Jan. 5, 1772 p.m. to p. 53

Jan. 12 the rest, with some additions and repetitions, of the Origins, Author, means and Instruments etc.  The Text now was Tit. 3.5.

1734-10-12

(Weston)

No number Isa. 44.3 Also May 13, 1741 fast
1734-11-07 Nov. 7, 1734, Thanksgiving Sermon

Note: Diary not extant for Nov, 7, 1734.

Aug. 27, 1749

Diary for Aug. 27, 1749: “I arrive at this Day with a great deal of heavy Pressure upon my Spirits.  I find it necessary to compose myself in the middst of many Temptations and Trials.  There is Some reason to fear it will be the last Sabbath we shall ever have in this Meeting-House.  The Morning was Cloudy and rainy.  I was deceiv’d by my watch and went to Meeting late But I was also behind hand in my preparations as any one would justly conceive, having so very little Time to Study in the week.  For the forenoon Exercise I deliver’d (with alterations) Sermon on Ps. 144.15th.  Read Genesis 49.  P.M. Luke 2.  Admitted Mr. David Batherick and Wife into the Church and administer’d the Lord’s Supper.  Very late, full Two o’Clock when we came out of the Meeting House (nor was it much more) I requested the Communicants to return Somewhat Sooner to Meeting again than usual after Sacrament because I perceiv’d it was very late.  P.M. Deacon Newton inform’d me that their Endeavour yesterday among those who were against the taking down the Meeting House, in order to peace, was not successful.  I preach’d on Rev. 3.3, former part, but I did not finish the Subject.  But O that God would enable us to comply with such needful Counsel as this word exhibits.”

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1735-01-05

 

789-90-A Psal. 90:1 “Two Sermons on Psal. XC,1 on the First Sabbath of the New Year 1735”

Jan. 5 a. & p.m. 1734/5

Southborough, Feb. 9 p.m.

“Repeated (with Some additions) Dec. 26, 1742 a. & p.m.; in my own House, having been Sick of Rheumatism and Fever and prevented preaching for 2 Lords Days before.”

“In public Jan.: 19, p.m. 1745 on Occasion of the Rebellion in Scotland.”

1735-02-02

 

794-95-A Psal. 122:6-9 794: Feb. 2 p.m. 1734/5 Occasioned by the Divisions at Marlborough, upon which an Ecclesiastical Council is appointed to sit in the Ensuing Week there.

795: Southborough, Feb. 9 a.m.

795: Westborough, Feb. 16 p.m.

West Sudbury at Mr. Lorings, Concio as Clerum, June 10, 1735

Shrewsbury, June 22 p.m. 1735. Council last week at Marlborough, this at Hopkinton

Rutland, Sept. 7 a.m. 1740

Repeated June 26, 1743Worcester, Jan.30 p.m. 1744/5 after the Dismission of Mr. Burr

1735-06-08

 

812-14-A John 9:4 812: Westborough, June 8 p.m. 1735

813, 814: Westborough, June 15 a. & p.m.

Grafton, Sept. 7 a. & p.m.

Southborough, Mar.4, 1735/6 Lecture

Hopkinton, June 13, 1736 a. & p.m.

Boston (Old North) Aug. 8 p.m. 1736

West Sudbury, June 19, a.m. 1737

Feb. 10 a. & p.m. 1739/40

Delivered to the age Widow Mrs. Dorcas Forbush, Dec.1, 1747

15 pp.

1735-10-02

 

827-A Joh. 14:21 Oct. 2, 1735 preparatory lecture for the Sacrament

March 15, 1769 Lecture

Grafton – see p. 15

At the House of Mr. Joseph Grout, Feb. 4, 1736/7

1735-10-19

 

829-30, 832 Joh. 4:13-13 Oct. 19 p.m. }

Nov. 2 p.m.  } 1735 about the Time of my finishing my Well

Nov. 16 a.m.}

15 pp.

1736 Oct. 10

(Watertown)

Fragment Exodus 20:15 “Thou shalt not steal”

Watertown, Oct. 10, 1736

Note: This is probably another minister’s sermon; the handwriting is more cramped than Parkman’s, but, more to the point, he preached in Westborough that day: “1736 October 10 (Sunday).  Too much of Diverting amusements about Temporal Matters.  Am exceedingly put to’t to keep my Self to my Spiritual and Ministerial Duty.  O that God would pity, forgive and Assist me!  I preached on Phil. 4.19 a. and p.m.  I admitted Mary (wife of Beriah) Rice, and Patience Daughter of Jonathan Forbush and Administered the Sacrament.  I bless God that I have been in any Measure assisted and restrained in my Thoughts, being encompassed as I am with So many Temptations and Vain Amusements.  O that God would Still be Gracious to Me, and pardon the Extream brokenness and imperfectness of my Devotions before Him!”

1736-01-08

 

838-39-A 1 Pet. 5:6 Westborough, Jan. 8 a. & p.m. 1735/6 being Public Fast, on Account of the unusual, mortal Distemper at the Eastward more especially Seizing young persons – NB. Stephen Maynard of this Town very ill, and we fear that Distemper.

Marlborough Fast on the Occasion of the Sickness among [them?] Mar. 12 p.m.  1739/40.  NB. Mr. Loring a.m. on Act. 17.30.

Rutland Fast Apr.27 a.m. 1742 previous to their Council on the Dismissing the Rev. Mrs. Frink.

Shrewsbury (Old Parish) Oct. 10 a.m. 1745. Fast on Account of the Fever and Flux among them.

Repeated at Westborough, July 2 a.m. 1752.  Fast on Account of the Smallpox at Boston.

At Southborough Fast – Small Pox.  Dec. 24 p.m. 1760.  Mr. Smith a.m. on Isa. 32.9

At Charlton Fast, Sept. 28 p.m. 1763. On Account of their Difficultys and Divisions.

At Westborough, May 11 a. & p.m. 1775.  Fast on the Account of our public Distresses and the sitting of the General Congress at Philadelphia, which began yesterday.

14 pp.

1736-02-29

 

846, 850, 853-A Job 19:25-27 3-page fragment

846: Feb. 29 a.m. 1736 Sacrament

850: Mar. 21 p.m.

853: Apr. 11 a.m. 1736

At Shrewsbury, Oct. 17, 1736 a. & p.m.

At Waterton, East precinct, Jan. 23, 1736/7 a. & p.m.

West Sudbury, June 19 p.m. 1737

At New Haven, Sept. 18 p.m. 1738

At Mrs. Isaac Tomlin’s, Aug. 1, 1739

1736-08-15

 

871-75-A Luk. 19:42 871: Aug. 15 p.m. 1736

872: Aug. 22 p.m.

873: Aug. 29 p.m.

Sept. 12 p.m.

Sept. 19 p.m.

At Marlborough, July 23 a. & p. 1738

Repeated at Westborough, Dec. 20 a. & p.m. 1741 to p. 17

Jan. 24. a.m. 1741/2 the rest

At the Widow Newtons Aug. 2, 1763 to p. 12

At Shrewsbury a. & p.m. to p. 21, 1763

At Zeb. Rice’s, Sept. 6 from p. 12 to 17

At Capt. Fays Jan. 3,1764 with some Omissions to the End.

28 pp.

1736-12-05

 

884-90-A Philip. 1:21 Westborough, Dec. 5, 1736; Dec. 12 p.m.; Dec. 19 p.m.; Dec. 26 p.m.

At Brother Hicks’s, Feb. 1, 1738/9 to pag. 13

Repeated in publick from pag. 13 to pag. 19 fro 1 Cor. 3.22 those words – Death – All; are your’s; Feb. 25 p.m. 1738/9 and thence to the End on March 4 p.m. being the Sabbath after the Death of the Rev. and Learned Mr. Peter Thatcher, one of the Pastors of the New North Church in Boston, who deceased on Feb. 26, 1738/9

At Shrewsbury Aug. 19 p.m. 1739

At Brother Alexander, Boston, Aug. 31, 1741

At South Hadley Sept. 21, 1741. At Evening NB. Sarah Kellogg

Repeated from Col. 3.4 Dec. 22, 1745 to p. 13

Dec. 11, 1760 To aged Mrs. Hannah Rice, at the House of Mr. Seth Rice

NB. Used part of p. 17 and to p. 21 in a Catechetical Exercise, May 12, 1763

At Southborough Dec. 4 a. & p.m. 1768 to p. 13

At Deacon Hawes Nov. 13, 1781

At Mr. Gales Dec. 4, 1781, to page 15

1737-01-09

 

893-897-A 2 Pet. 3:9 Westborough Jan. 9 a. & p.m. 1736/7

Jan. 16 a. & p.m.

Jan. 30 p.m.

Repeated Serm. 4.5 (omitting the objections) to young men, Nov. 12, 1741 at Evening after the public Thanksgiving

And the Substance of the 3 first Jan. 22 p.m. 1743/4 on occasion of the Appearance of a Comet

Nov. 4 a.m. 1764 to p.12

Nov. 11 p.m. from p. 17 to p.22

Made use of the Rest with additions on Ezek. 18.23 Feb. 3 p.m. 1765.

30 pp.

1737-09-18

 

No number 1 Pet. 3.7 Sept. 18, 1737 a.m. and Sept. 25, p.m. “the Subsequent Sabbaths after my Second Spouse came home”

Apr. 29, 1744, p.m.

Missing pp. 9-12

1737-10-23 No number Joh. 3:36 At Worcester Oct. 23 a. & p.m. 1737 To Hugh Henderson, who was under Sentence of Death, for Burglary

At Westborough, Oct. 30 a. & p.m. 1737 and Nov. 13 a.m.

At Southborough, Nov. 6 a. & p.m. 1737

At Marlborough, July 5, a. & p.m. 17441

At Mrs. John Brecks, Boston, Aug. 30, 1741 at Evening

At Mr. Grouts Oct. 1, 1741 to p. 12

The rest Jan. 7, 1741/2 at Deac. Forbush’s

Oct. 23 p.m. 1748 from p. 4 to 8, p. 10 and from the bottom of p. 18 to the End from Act.16.31

At Upton Dec. 1, 1748 Lecture

1738-05-07

 

No number Eph. 6:1-3 Westborough May 7 a.m. 1738

21, a. & p.m.

July 17 p.m. 1748 from Col. 3.20

24 p.m. 1748 from Col. 3.20 transposed the Arguments

NB. A General recapitulation together part of the Duty of Parents – Dec. 12 p.m. 1750

1738-11-12

 

No number Eccl. 9:3 last part Westborough Nov. 12 a.m.}

_____ Nov. 19 a.m.            }1738

Repeated May 31 p.m. 1741

To Young Women, May 17, 1743

1738-12-31

 

No number Rev. 20:12 Dec. 31 a.m. 1738

Jan. 7 a. & p.m. 1738/9

Jan. 15 a & p.m.

Jan. 22 a. & p.m.

Jan. 28 a.m.

Northborough p.m. Sept. 15, 1782

1739-02-04 No number Romans 10:9-10 Dated Watertown, February 4th, 1738/9.  Second date in margin: Nov. 6, 1760.

This is not Parkman’s sermon.  On that date, Feb. 4, 1739, he wrote the following in his diary: “On 2 Pet. 3.11.  Sent John Kidney to Marlborough to the Doctor.”

1739-02-11 Feb. 11, 1738/9

Diary for Feb. 11, 1739: “Repeated Sermon on 1 John 3.14 a. and p.m. unto page 16, but p.m. from Deut. 32.5.”

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1739-03-11 No number Prov. 4:7 “Four Sermons on Prov. IV,7”

Mar. 11 a. & p.m. 1738/9

To young women who held a secret society and received Rules and Articles from me, on Aug. 14. 1741,

To the Same Society of young women, now met at Old Mrs. Thomas Rice’s, Oct. 27, 1741

Aug. 5 p.m. 1753 to page 8

Aug. 26 p.m. the rest from Prov. 19.2

Oct. 19, 1769 to p. 8.  To a Society of young Men newly Set up.

1739-03-11

(Watertown)

No number 1 Tim. 4:7 Watertown, March 11, 1738/9

Like the sermon on Exodus 20:15 (Watertown, Oct. 10, 1736), this sermon is in someone else’s handwriting.  Parkman was in Westborough on March 11, 1739: “Snow’d again.  On Prov. 4.7.  N.B. but few at Meeting p.m.  N.B. My Wife has been somewhat disconsolate by her Limbs Swelling.”  The minister in Watertown was Seth Storer (1702-1774), Harvard 1720.

1739-05-27 No number 2 Pet. 1:10 Repeated May 27 p.m. 1739

At Grafton p.m. June 15, 1740

At the House of Mr. Zebulun Rice, Apr. 1, 1756

At Hopkinton, July 19 a. & p.m. 1778

Aug. 15 p.m. 1779 to the end of p. 8 omitting what was peculiar to the first occasion

[Aug.] 22 p.m. the rest – with Amendments

Note: Not clear when this was first preached.  The manuscript cataloguer penciled the date of 1740 on the first page, overlooking Parkman’s notation that it was repeated May 27, 1739.

1739-09-02

 

14, 16-R Joh. 13:17 14: Westborough, Sept. 2 a.m. 1739 Sacrament

16: Sept. 16 a.m.

To young women, Jan. 23, 1741/2 to pag. 6

March 23 the rest

Oct. 13 p.m. 1745

At Mr. D. Hardys Dec. 6, 1768

1740-02-17 38-45-R Act 3:19 38-39: Feb. 17 a. & p.m. 1739/40

40-41: Feb. 24 a. & p.m.

42-43: Mar. 2 a. & p.m.

44-45: Mar. 16 a. & p.m.

Repeated Sermon VII & VIII [sic] June 18, 1741 Lecture to Youth

1740-04-06

 

R-49-[53?] Act 2:41-42 Apr. 6, 1740 a.m.; Apr. 13, p.m. Sacrament

At Mr. Francis Whipples, Feb.3, 1742/43

Aug. 7, 1768, a.m. Sacrament

1740-08-10 Aug. 10 and 17, 1740; Oct. 4, 11, 18 [?]; Aug. 11 and 18, 1745

Diary for Aug. 10, 1740: “On Mat. 10.17 to 20.  Luke 12.21.”

Diary for Aug. 17, 1740: “On Luke 12.21.”

Diary for Aug. 11, 1745: “On Acts 20.21, and on Luke 18.21.”

Diary for Aug. 18, 1745: “I preach’d on Isa. 25.9….  P.M. Repeated sermon on Luke 12.21.”

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1740-08-31

 

R-74-75 Mic. 6.9 Aug. 31, 1740, a.m. Sept. 14, p.m.

Shrewsbury, Sept. 11, p.m.  FAST “on Occasion of the Throat Distemper”

Nov. 24, 1745, p.m.

1740-10-19

 

81-83-R 1 Cor. 3:9 first part 81-82: Westborough, Oct. 19 a. & p.m. 1740

83: Westborough, Oct. 26 p.m.

1741-04-23 R-113 Ps. 9:16 Westborough, Apr. 23, 1741, p.m. Public FAST.  “N.B. This Sermon occasioned by Thomas Hall’s (apprentice to the Dr.) poisoning himself at Dr. Gott’s at Marlborough.”

Note: Parkman’s diary for 1741 is not extant.

1741-06-21 No number Joh. 16:8 Repeated June 21 a. & p.m. 1741 and July 12 p.m.

Used from p. 3 to 7. On Act. 11.18 Dec. 24 p.m. 1769

Jan. 14 a.m. (70) to p. 16

Feb. 2 (72) p.m. to p. 23

1742-02-21 Act 3:19 Incomplete; original date missing.  “Of Conversion”

Repeated Feb.21 a. & p.m. 1741/2 to p. 27 “in my own House, being Stormy and but few could come.”

Page 3 & 4 Repeated in sermon Isa: 33.14 Apr. 10, 1743

From p. 4 to p. 14 Apr. 14 par Lecture from Job 13.16

From pag. 14 to p. 19 under Isa. 31.6 Aug. 14, 1757 from p. 19 to 24 Aug. 25, 1757 Lecture [illegible]

At Mr. Tainters on Mat. 18,.3 from p. 28 to the end, Aug. 4, 1743.  NB Mrs. Susanna Townsend languishing in a Dropsie, there.

From p. 3 to p. 14 Public Fast p.m. June 15, 1749, Great Drought from Amos 4.67

And the Next Lords Day a.m. at the North side from the Same Text, the Same pages.  But These Exercises were introduced by a preface accommodating them to the present Sorrowful Times by the Judgements of God.

At Grafton June 6 p.m. 1753.  Fast on Occasion of Decay of Religion, and a mortal Fever beginning to rage among them.  NB. Mrs. Hall a.m. on Prov. 1.23.

At Shrewsbury, July 21 a. & p.m. 1754 to [p. [?]

_______ Sept. 15 a.m. from p. 28 to the End

1743

 

Fragment pp. 33-48; 1743 and later dates
1743-05-15 May 15, 1743; Apr. 23, 1749; Aug. 10, 1743; May 6, 1779

Note: Diary not extant for May 15, 1743 or Aug. 10, 1743.

Diary for Apr. 23, 1749: “In the Morning I rode to Grafton for Mr. Hancock.  Was entertain’d at Mr. Isaac Harringtons.  I preach’d a.m. on Jer. 3.15.  At the Earnest Request of Mr. Joseph Axtell[2] and his Wife I preach’d to her at Evening at their House, She having lain Sometime under great Affliction and long confin’d from the Public Worship.  My Text 1 Thess. 1.10 last Clause.”

Diary for May 6, 1779: “General Fast throughout the United States.  The forenoon exercises were (not designedly) exceeding long.  A.M. on the text requested by Ensign Warren, viz. 1 Chron. 4.10, but I read and made some remarks upon v. 9.  P.M. Used part of sermon on Jer. 8.5, but with many enlargements.  O that God would please to accept our sacrifices, and quicken us to conform to his holy Word!”

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1743-06-12

 

202-205-R Isa. 61.2 202: June 12 p.m. 1743

203: June 26 a.m.

204-205: July 3 a. & p.m.

Marlborough, July 5 [a.m.?] FAST on account of the worms

Grafton FAST, Sept. 7 a.m.

June 12, 1746, from p. 27 to young men from Jer. 46.10

July 26, 1759, lecture to p. 7 and p. 25, 26

Nov. 13, 1774, a.m. to p. 7, the first Sabbath after our jubilee

1744-08-02

 

No number Isa. 60: 6-8 At Lieut. Tainters Aug. 2, 1744 “the Day after the Funeral of his Son Jonathan who dyd of a Consumption.”

Westborough July 17 p.m. 1757

At Shrewsbury July 9 a.m. 1769

July 14 p.m. 1771

1744-08-12

 

263-264-R Eccl. 9.12 Aug. 12 a. & p.m. 1744. “On Occasion of the Sudden Death of Mr. Samuel March of Sutton whose Cart Wheel run over his Neck and killed him on the Spot.  This happened as he was passing last Monday through this town; and he was buryed among us the Day following.”

Again Oct. 16, 1748, a.m.

12 pp.

1744-09-16 266-69-R Matt. 16:26 266: Westborough Sept. 16 a.m. 1744

267: Oct. 21 p.m.

268-269: Nov. 11 a. & p.m.

At Lieutenant Tainters Apr. 2, 1747 to p. 12 & p. 21

At Capt. Fays May 10 following the rest

At Southborough June 24 p.m. 1750 to pag. 15 & July 22 a.m. the rest

At Grafton 1751 June 23 a. & p.m.

At Marlborough 1753 Sept. 2 a. & p.m.

At Cumberland Oct. 16, 1757 a. & p.m.

At Brookfield Oct. 3 1763 a. & p.m.

At Leicester a. & p.m. Sept. 16, 1770. The Day after the Funeral of my Grand-Child, Elizabeth Parkman, Daughter of my son Alexander.  She was almost 18 months old: dyd of a Quinzie, on the 13th about 8 ‘oClock at Even.

Mar. 14 a. & p.m. 1773 to the End of page 18, barely mentioned for the Conclusion the Heads of Improvement, March 28 p.m. from page 19-25.

At Mendon Aug. 30 a. & p.m. (78).

1745-02-17 A-791 etc. Seven Sermons on Eph. 3:8 Note: Incomplete: pp. 3-12, 15-20, 29-31.  Serm. ii starts on p. 8.  The date of Feb. 17, 1745 is for a repetition pp. 17-24 of the sermon.

On June 17, 1739, Parkman preached on Eph. 3.8.

On July 15, 1739: “On Matt. 10.1-4.  P.M. Repeated sermon on Eph. 3.8, page 10 to 17, from Eph. 2.7.”

On Aug. 12, 1739: “On Ps. 73.24, and p.m. repeated the latter part of Sermon on Eph. 3 from Eph. 2.7.”

On Feb. 17, 1745: “On Luke 12.15 and p.m. on 1 Tim. 6.2 those words — Partakers of the Benefit and therefrom repeated part of sermon on Eph. 3.8th, viz. from page 17 to page 24.”

 

Feb. 17, 1744/5 Repeated from p. 17 to p. 24 under 1 Tim. 6.2, partakers of the Benefit.  NB. Used v. 2 moving Heads at the Close, Mar. 3, p.m. 1744/5 in the Application of sermon on 1 Tim. 6.2 Partakers of the Benefit.

To Young Women at a Catechetical Exercise, from Pag. 17 to 24.  Oct. 21, 1746

At Worcester March 19 a. & p.m. 1748/9

(31 pp.)

1745-03-10 283, 288-95-R Joh. 17:3 283: Mar. 10 A.M. 1744/5

288: Apr. 14 a.m. 1745

289-90: May 12 a. & p.m.

291: May 26, a.m. Sacrament

291: June 9 a.m.

293: June 16 a.m.

294: June 23 p.m. 1745

295: June 30 a.m.

from p. 12 to p. 23 under that T4ext in Hos. 6.6. latter part Apr. 17 p.m. 1748 and from p. 23 to 28 Apr. 24 p.m. and from p. 28 the rest – changing the order of divers parts etc. from Joh. 6.45 June 5 p.m.

May 15 p.m. 1748

To p. 12 Oct. 15 p.m. 1752

40 pp. bound with 294-295 (15 pp.)

1745-09-22

 

R-308-313 2 Cor. 3:15-18 Note: Parkman’s notations at to the delivery and repetition of these sermons are scattered and overlapping, so it’s not clear when the various sermons were delivered.  An examination of his diary entries will clarify the delivery for at least some of the sermons.

#308: Sept. 22, 1745, a.m.  From 2 Cor. 3.15

#309: Sept. 29, 1745.  Sacrament.  From v. 14.

#310: Oct. 6, 1745, a.m. continuation of p. 8

To the Northside March 22, a. & p.m. 1746/7 a.m. v. 15, p.m. v. 14

At Shrewsbury May 3,1747 a.m. from v. 15, p.m. v. 14, 17

At Marlborough, June 19, 1748 p.m.

At Rutland, Oct. 30, 1748, a.m. (N.B. Mr. Williams of Weston p.m. on Phil. 1.9.10.11

At Grafton, Sept. 17, 1749, a.m. and on x 14, 17, 18. p.m. Mr. Hutchinson at Westborough

At Southborough, Sept.1, 1751 on v. 15 and p.m. on x 14 and 17

Nov. 19, 1752.  Repeated with the Continuation of p. 8 to p. 10 in one Exercise.

June 8, 1760, p.m. sermon on x 14 from p. 13 to

Sept. 8, 1768, Dartmouth lecture, to p. 11, omitting the continuation and the addition to p. 8.

Westborough, Jan. 31, 1779 p.m. read v. 12 to 15.  Proceeded only to page 5.

Feb. 7 p.m. to the 6th article, which is in Continuation of p. 8

Feb. 14 p.m. from article 6 the several particulars (with omissions) to the end of page 11.

 

#311 Westborough, Oct. 27, 1745, a.m.

June 29, 1760 a.m.

Feb. 28, 1779 a.m. only v. 17

To the North side, Nov. 29, 1747 a.m.

At Rochester, Sept. 11, 1768, a. & p.m. “next after Mr. Moores Ordination

 

#312 Westborough Nov. 3, 1745 a.m.

To the North side Nov. 29, 1747 a. & p.m.

At Marlborough, June 19, 1748, p.m.

#313 Westborough Nov. 10, 1745, a.m. Sacrament

At Hopkinton Association Lecture, June 15, 1748

July 13, 1760 p.m.

July 20, 1760 a.m.

1746-03-09

 

R-331-335, 340, 352, 357, 360-61, 364-73 Tit. 2:11-12 Sermons in this 173 manuscript were delivered variously from Mar. 9, 1746 to Jan. 11, 1747
1746-06

 

R-352 1 Tim. 2:6 Incomplete.  Diary, June 3, 1746: “The Catechetical Exercise: but I could not begin my preparations till noon, when I sat down and wrote the minutes of what I deliver’d.”

At Catechizing, June 1746

In public, Sept. 21, 1746, a.m. from Hebr. 12.24

At Catechizing of Young Men, June 16, 1757

1746-06-09

 

R-353 1 Tim. 2.5 Incomplete

At catechizing, June 9, 1746

In public, Sept. 21, 1746, a.m. from Hebr. 12.24

At Catechizing of Young Men, June 16, [1757?]

1746-07-10

 

R-346 Ezek. 5:5-9 July 10, 1746, p.m.  Fast on occasion of the Expedition to Canada

Sept. 28, a.m. to the 2d precinct while the Soldiers were at Boston, the Province under the apprehension of a French Fleet

Apr. 17, 1755 Lecture

At Shrewsbury, Sept. 29, 1768, a.m. FAST

1746-08-10 Aug. 10, 24; Sept. 14, 1746

Diary for Aug. 10, 1746: “On Habak. 3.17.18, and p.m. Repeated from Ps. 145.17, latter part of Sermon on Gen. 18.25, from page 12 to 18.

Diary for Aug. 24, 1746: “Sacrament.  I preach’d a.m. on Luke 24.46.  P.M. on Habac. 3.17.18.”

Diary for Sept. 14, 1746: “On Habac. 3.17.18 and p.m. repeated sermon on Mat. 10.29.30.”

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1747-11-08 400, 418, 425-R Song 2:4 400: Nov. 8, a.m. 1747 Sacrament

418: Mar. 6 a.m. 1747/8 Sacrament

425: Apr. 17 a.m. 1748 Sacrament

At Southborough Lecture, May 11, 1748

At the North End, Oct. 6, 1748 Sacrament

At Mr. Zebulon Rice’s Apr. [blank] 1757

At Shrewsbury Dec. 1, 1762

1748-01-17 410, 412-413-R John 12:35 Jan. 17 a.m. 1747/8 on the Death of Rev. Mr. Prentice of Lancaster

Lancaster, Jan. 17 a. & p.m. 1747/8

Westborough, Jan. 31 a. & p.m. 1747/8

At my Brother William Parkman’s at Boston Jan. 28, 1749/50 the Eve after my Sister Willards Expiring

Jan. 12 a. & p.m. 1752; Feb. 2 p.m.  from Jer. 13.16

At Hopkinton Fast Nov. 13 p.m. 1771

At Southborough Mar. 2, p.m. 1755 Soon after the Decease of Venerable Mr. Nathaniel Stone of Harwich

Apr. 8 p.m. 1781

Apr. 15 a.m. 1781

Apr. 29 a.m. 1781

1748-11-13 Nov. 13, 1748; Mar. 5, 1748/9; June 16, 1754; Dec. 18, 1764; Mar. 3, 1778

Diary for Nov. 13, 1748: “Read the ninth of Genesis and preach’d on Mat. 22.37.38.  Administer’d the Lords Supper….  P.M. read ninth of Matthew.  Preach’d on Mat. 25.46, last part.”

Diary for Mar. 5, 1749: “A.M. I read Genesis 24 in part.  Preach’d on Mat. 22.37.38, and administered the Lords Supper.”

Diary for June 16, 1754: “Read Ruth ult.  Preach’d a.m. on Isa. 9.6 — shall be call’d Wonderfull.  P.M. read 2 Pet. 3.  Repeated on Mat. 22.37.38.”

Diary for Dec. 18, 1764 (Tuesday): “I preached a Lecture to Young men, from Mat. 22.37.38.”

Diary for Mar. 3, 1778 (Tuesday): “Preached at Squire Bakers on Mat. 22.37, which may God prosper.”

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1749-06-18 June 18, 1749 “After Several great unseasonable Frosts, which have much damnifyd the Indian Corn”

Aug. 4, 1761, “The Lords Day after the public Fast on Occasion of the Great Drought”

Oct. 6, 1761

Diary for June 18, 1749: “In the Morning I rode over (according to agreement) to Mr. Martyns, and he came hither.  I preach’d to his people on Heb. 3.17.18 and p.m. what I deliver’d to my own the afternoon of the Fast from Amos 4.6.7.  Mr. Martyn on 2 Pet. 3.18.  Extreme Hot Day.  (So that Cakes of Chocolate melted on the Shelves though they lay Single.  It was So both at my House and at Mr. Martyns.)”

Diary for Aug. 4 and Oct. 6, 1761 not extant.

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1749-08-27

 

R-486-488 Rev. 3:3 Aug. 27, 1749, p.m. “the Day before the Time voted by the Parish for taking down the Old Meeting House

Sept. 3, 1749, a. & p.m. “The first in the New Meeting House”

Jan. 3, 1762, a. & p.m. to p. 14

Shrewsbury, June 13, 1762, p.m. after Rev. Mr. Cushings Death

At Hopkinton Dec. 20, 1772 after the Rev. Mr. Barretts [death]

Westborough, Dec. 5, 1773, a.m. from p. 14.

Feb. 18, 1776 Text Ps. 2.6

1751-02-10 559-562-R Rom. 12:18 559 Feb. 10 a.m. 1750/1                       } just after the Court

560: Feb. 17 a.m. to pag. 11                 } at which a Cause of this

561-562: Feb. 24 a. & p.m. to the End} Parish was tryd

} against Rev. Mr. Price

At Holliston, Apr. 13 a.m. 1753 lecture at The time of an Ecclesiastical Council sitting there.

At Grafton June 23 a. & p.m. 1754 soon after they had had a Council of Ministers on the Case of Mr. Hutchinson

Repeated to End of p. 8 Nov. 12 p.m. 1758 just after a Council at North Sutton, and providing the reading a Letter for a Council at Southborough

Nov. 19 p.m. 1758 fro p. 9 to bot. of p. 14

May 13 p.m. 1759 from p. 14 to the End of the Text

Now was Ps. 34.14 last Clause- This last Exercise was after the Session per adjournment, of the Council at North-Sutton.

22 pp. plus 4 unnumbered pages and an inserted scrap.

 

Note: The first page of the booklet has, in pencil, 1753, the date when the sermon was preached at Holliston, but inside are the four sermon numbers (in Roman), DLIX, DLX, DLXI.II and the date when the first was preached, Feb.10 a.m. 1750/1.

 

When he preached at the Holliston Lecture, Apr. 13, 1753, “at The time of an Ecclesiastical Council sitting there,” he addressed the congregation as follows: “Suffer me now, Dear Brethren of this Flock, to apply myself tho very briefly, to you; for after So much as has been laid before you, since the Council was formed, we Shall Surely need to Say but little more.

 

“You may be assured it was with much Sorrow and Grief we heard of your great unhappiness, with wounded, bleeding Hearts we came among you and beheld the Sanctuary of God here all in Flames, and like to be consumed and laid utterly Desolate, and in the Mean Time the Enemies of God triumphing in the deplorable Effects.  But Blessed be God Who has as we humbly hope So far owned and Succeeded our Endeavours as that there are some hopefull Prospects of the Difference which occasioned our coming here being made up.”

1750-04-08

 

520-521-R Zech. 1:5 520: Apr. 8 p.m. 1750 “Occasioned by the Death of the Rev. Mr. Henry Messinger of Wrentham; Deacon Bellows of Southborough, and Several other Persons.”

521: Apr.15 p.m. 1750

At Southborough Mar. 2, 1755 a.m. “soon after the Decease of the Venerable Nathaniel Stone of Harwich.”

At Shrewsbury Aug. 24 p.m. 1760 “Occasioned by the Death of Rev. Job Cushing, who dyd suddenly on the 6th instant.”

1751-03-03 Mar. 3, 1750/1; Oct. 5, 1760

Diary for Mar. 3, 1751: “Read Levit. 19.  Preach’d on Rev. 1.8.  Administer’d the Lords Supper….  P.M. read Acts 10.  Repeated sermon on 1 John 3.3.”

Diary for Oct. 5, 1760: “I read Job 37 and 2 Cor. 1.  Preached a.m. on Rev. 1.8.  P.M. on Isa. 45.22 to p. 11.  Then recapitulated to p. 17, and from thence used the most of the uses to the End.”

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1751-12-15

 

606-609-R Jer. 31:18-20 606-607: Westborough, Dec. 15 a. & p.m. 1751

608-609: Dec. 22 a. & p.m.

North side Feb. 16 a. & p.m. 1752from p. 6 to 15 under Ezek. 18.30

Apr. 4 p.m. 1754 pub. Fast and Apr. 14 a.m. after

To p. 6 July 25, 1756 a.m.

“At Mr. Joseph Miles in Shrewsbury, March 29 Fast on Account of Mr. Miles’s sorrowful Dejection.”

1751-12-29 610-612, 615, 618-619, 621-623-R Job 33:27

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malachi 4:1

“Nine Sermons Against Sin”

610: Dec. 29 a.m. 1751

611: Jan. 5 a.m. 1752

612: Feb. 2 a.m.

615: Feb. 23 p.m. 1752

618: Mar. 8 a.m. 1752

619: Mar. 15 a.m. 1752

621-622: Mar. 29 a.m. 1752

623: Apr. 5 a.m. 1752

Aug. 29 p.m. 1762

Note: Parkman used a scrap of paper for an addition to the sermon.  On the back is the following letter (since the paper has been cut to fit the sermon, the date and author of the letter are not extant): “It having pleased the Sovereign God, in a very Sore and distressing manner to frown upon me and my Children who lately dwelt with me, in taking away from us our Dwelling House by Fire, which broke out at Midnight between the 17th and 18th Day Instant, and so Suddenly prevailed, after the Discovery of it, that although we escap’d with our Lives (to God be all hearty Praise and Thanks) yet we have lost the Chief of our Goods, Cloths, Stores etc.: and were able to Save but little: By which means we are reduced to a miserable and destitute State and Condition.  I do gratefully acknowledge the Kindness of the People of God among whom we live; but yet find it needfull, and think it my Duty to address several Neighbouring Towns for Relief and therefore as I have the Place of my Birth, So I humbly beg Leave to lay our distressed Circumstances before you, among whom I lived thro a great part of my Youth full Life; for whom therefore I would retain  proper Respect, and especially the Church into which I was admitted.”

1752-06-21 633-R James 1:22 June 21 p.m. 1752

At Deacon Tainters, May 5, 1761.  “NB It was at the Time of a great storm of Snow.”

At Capt Woods, Apr. 2, 1765 with Additions

Nov. 22 p.m. 1778

1752-07-02 635-R 1 King 8.37-40 July 2 p.m. 1752. “Public Fast on Account of Small Pox and Malignant Fever.”

Apr. 12 a.m. 1764. Fast

 

“In Short, as to us in this Province, the Hand of God has not only touched us, but has fallen heavy, very heavy upon us; not merely the Capital Town, or the Towns round about us where the Contagion has broke out, but this whole People are grievously Smitten hereby.  Let us then Consider It is a Day of great Trouble and Distress with many with whom we as fellow-Christians ought tenderly to Sympathize; for we are Members one of another.  But this is not all; We are all, in every town and place, more or less affected herewith and shall be unavoidably, one way or another Sufferers hereby” (pp. 3-4).

1753-05-13 May 13, 1753; Mar. 23, 1756

Diary for May 13, 1753 not extant.

Mar. 23, 1756 was a Tuesday.  Parkman attended a barn-raising, but there is no record that he preached.

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1753-09-05

 

700-710-R Act 26:22 Westborough, Sept. 5, a. & p.m. 1753 “Being this Day 50 Years old.”

“At old Mr. Bradish’s March 2, 1758.

“At old Mrs. Grouts Jan. 5, 1768”

July 9 [1775] p.m. “occasioned by the Death of my Brother William”

Sept. 16 a. & p.m. 1781 “being now beginning my 79th Year.”

1754-01-13 719-R Lev. 10.16 “Occasioned by the Burning of the House of Mr. Alph. Newton; and previous to a Contribution for his Relief.  The Burning was in the Night between the 24th and 25th of December 1753.  The Contribution was on January 13th p.m. 1754 next following.”
1754-02-10

 

724-726, 733-R Psalm 51:11 724-725: Westborough Feb. 10 a./ & p. m 1754

726: Westborough, Feb. 24 a.m.

733: Westborough Mar. 31 a.m.

At Grafton, Apr. 7 a. & p. m.

At Mr. Daniel Mathis’s in Southborough, Apr. 11 a.m. 1754 being fast time.

At Upton Lecture, Nov. 7, 1754

At Deacon Tainters, Dec. 1, 1757 to p. 9.

At the Widow Forb. Jan. 5, 1758

At Deac. Bonds Feb. 2.

At our North End July 3 a. & p.m. 1755 Public Fast on occasion of the Expedition to Crown Point, etc.

Dec. 12 p.m. 1773 to p. 9

Dec. 19 a. & p.m. to page 20

1754-04-21

 

735-736,

739-740-R

Rom. 5:12 735-736: Westborough Apr. 21 a. & p.m. 1754

739-740: May 12 a. & p.m.

July 31, 1757 next Sabbath after Council at Leominster

July 10, 1760 Catechetical Exercise to page 9.

Nov. 6 to p. 16.

1754-05-19 741-742-R Rom. 5.15.18 May 19, 1754 a. & p.m.

The whole Feb. 24, 1765 p.m.

1755-01-03 Jan. 3, 1755

Jan. 3, 1755 was a Friday.  There is nothing in the diary to indicate that Parkman preached.

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1755-01-12 783-734-R Rev. 17 783: Westborough, Jan. 12 p.m. 1755

784: Jan. 19 p.m.; May 29 p.m. 1763

1755-06-28 June 28, 1755

June 28, 1755 was a Saturday; nothing in the diary to indicate that Parkman preached.

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1755-06-29

 

811-R Psalm 51:17 June 29 p.m. 1755 preceding a public fast

 

NOTE: Misfiled in sermon No. MCC.I.II.III (Mar. 14, 1762)

1755-11-09

 

816-817-R Rev. 3.2 15 pp.

Nov. 9, 1755 a. & p.m.

Aug. 10, 1760 p.m. with omissions and alterations

Dec. 3, 1780 to end of p. 6

Dec. 17 a.m. with many additions

“Another Year of divine Patience has rolled off, with the Church.  It is now 31 Years Since this Church was founded and our Relation as People and Pastor commenced.  We have surely abundant Reason, as, on the one Hand, to admire and praise the Goodness and sparing Mercy of God to us; So, on the other, to reflect with Sorrow and Shame, on our own unprofitableness, and Ingratitude.”

1756-06-06 June 6; Sept. 26, 1756; July 4, 1763

Diary for June 6, 1756: “Read 1 K. 18 from v. 17 and preached a.m. on Joh. 10.11.  Administered the Lord’s Supper….  P.M. I read Mat. 21 to v. 23 and in preaching finished the Repetition of Sermon on Ps. 106.4.5.”

Diary for Sept. 26, 1756: “Text a.m. Joh. 10.11.  P.M. Prov. 3.17.”

Diary for July 4, 1763 not extant.

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1756-06-13 850-854, 856-R Prov. 3:17 850-851: June 13 a. & p.m. 1756

852: June 20 a.m.

853-854: Sept. 19 a. & p.m.

856: Sept.26 p.m.

June 11, 1760 Lecture to pag. 13

Oct. 30 Lecture to p.23

Dec. 3 Lecture to p. 30

Sept. 22 Lecture 1762 from p. 30 to 35.

Nov. 14 from p. 35 to 44 from 1 Joh. 5.3

1757-03-13 897-899, 901-R 897: Mar. 13 a.m. 1757 Sacrament

898: Mar. 30 a.m.

899: Apr. 3 p.m.

901: Apr. 17 a.m.

At North End Lecture, Sept. 6, 1758 the first two Sermons

At the North End serm. III and IV Apr. 6, 1760 a.m. serm. V p.m.

At Mr. Zebulun Rice’s Feb. 2, 1762 to p. 17

At Squire Bakers Mar. 2, 1762 to p. 30

In Public Apr. 29 p.m. 1781

May 6 p.m.

May 13 a. & p.m.

1757-06-05

 

906-R Joh. 14:6 Westborough, June 5 a.m. 1757 Sacrament

At Grafton Sept. 3 p.m. 1758

At Mr. Bradish, June 9, 1761

At Boston North Eve Lecture, May 24, 1765

Upton, Dec. 7, 1766 a.m.

At Northborough, Mar. 2, a.m. 1767

May 7 p.m. 1769

At Shrewsbury Lecture, May 25, 1769

At Southborough Lecture, Aug. 22, 1770

At Westborough again with Additions Aug. 5 p.m. to page 37, mid anno 1781.  Aug. 12 a.m. the rest.

1757-09-11

 

909-R Isa. 31:6 Westborough, Sept. 11 a.m. 1757 and this was used again with great Additions, Nov. 26, 1769
1757-09-15

 

No number Eccl. 1:2 Westborough, Sept. 15, 1757 Lecture to young People.

Note: no number; was probably preached earlier

1757-10-02

 

922-R Prov. 13.21 To young men, May 19,1763.

With Introduction and divers variations and additions, Dec. 6 p.m. after the Communion, and at a Time when the Throat Distemper had broken out again among the Children 1767

1757-10-02 922-R Prov. 13:21 former part Westborough, Oct. 2 p.m. 1757

To Young Men, May 19, 1763

“With Introduction and divers variations and additions, December 6 p.m. after the Communion, and at a Time when the Throat Distemper had broke out again among the Children 1767.”

1757-10-23

 

923-R Prov. 31:10 Prov. 31:10, “Who can find a Vertuous Woman? for her price is far above Rubies.”  Westborough, Oct. 23 a.m. 1757 “Occasioned by the Death of Mrs. Hephzibah Maynard.”
1758-02-12 942-R Psalm 62:5.8 Westborough Feb. 12 p.m. 1758 “when my Dauter Hannah was baptized.”

Feb. 12 p.m. 1769

1758-12-14

(Upton)

Fragment Mic. 6.9 At Upton Dec. 14 a.m. 1758, a.m.  “It was Fast there on account of the Throat-Distemper.  Mr. Hutchinson p.m. on Mic. 7.9.”

At Southborough, Sept. 28, p.m.  “Fast on Occasion on extr. Sickness and Mortality.”

Note: It’s not clear that the sermon was first preached at Upton, Dec. 14, 1758.  Parkman’s diary notes that he preached on that text on Sept. 11 and Sept. 14, 1740; Nov. 24, 1745

1758-12-31

 

989-990-R 2 Cor. 4:17 989: Westborough, Dec. 31 a.m. 1758

990: p.m.

Mar. 3, 1761 at Mr. Grows

Feb. 3 p.m. 1771.  “the Day after the Funeral of Mr. Jabez Snow junior and Several other Familys under very distressing Circumstances.”

Mar. 10 a. & p.m. 1782.  “Occasioned by the sorrowful Decease of my Daughter in Law Sarah, the agreeable Consort of my son Samuel, at Boston, who dyd on the 7th of this Month, at one p.m.  NB. Breck and Brigham sat out for Boston.

Note: Parkman quotes from Tate and Brady o the last [unnumbered] page.

1759-02-18

 

 

 

 

 

1759-03-11

 

1004-1005-R

 

 

 

 

1009-1010-R

1011- 1012-R

Col. 3.3

 

 

Feb. 18, 1759 p.m.; Feb. 25, a.m.

Dec. 26, 1762, a. & p.m. at the north End to page 28

Sept. 8, 1765, a.m.  NB Used from p.19 to 24 under Ps. 83.3

Used from p. 19 to 24 under Ps. 83.3

May 1, 1771 lecture

 

Mar. 11, 1759 a. & p.m. Sacrament

 

Mar. 25, 1759 a. & p.m.

 

Note: 42 pp. with a 4 pp. supplement.  “NB This was for the Sake of Some Persons that think none are spiritually Dead but sinners.”

1759-04-05

 

1014-1015-R Hos. 9:12 last clause 1014: Westborough, Apr. 5 p.m. 1759 “Fast before Going to Canada”

1015: Apr. 15 a.m.

Sept. 4 a. & p.m. 1764

Preached at Brookfield 2nd parish Nov. 3 a.m. 1765, “the first Lords Day after the Stamp Act took place”

 

On p. 16: “And is not God angry with us, and departing from us Since we are brought under such a grievous Frown upon our outward State?”

“The Day has actually arrived when the Act of Parliament takes place wherein an heavy, an intolerable Burthen is laid upon us, and divers important and inestimable Civil privileges, are actually taken away!  Surely this is a Dark Day?!  Doubtless the Lord is sorely displeased with His People! from the Days of our first Fathers Setting their Feet etc until this Day, there has been no such stroke upon our Civil state.”

 

At Southborough, July 3 a. & p.m. 1774 “under heavy Distress, by reason of the both Naval Blockade, and by Several Regiments on Boston Common, besides what are at Castle-William.”

1759-04-22

 

1016-1018-R Rom. 2.5 1016-1017: Apr. 22 a. & p.m. 1759

1018: Apr. 29 p.m. 1759

Feb. 19 p.m. 1769 to p. 10

Oct. 15 p.m. 1769 from p. 11 the rest

1759-09-30 1040, 1042, 1044-R Job “On the Book of Job”

Sept. 30 a.m.1759

Oct. 7 a.m.

Oct. 14 a.m.

1759-11-05 1046-R Job 2 Nov. 5 p.m. 1759
1759-11-18

 

1049, 1051-1052-R Luke 2:14 1049: Westborough, Nov. 18 p.m. 1759

1051-1052: Westborough, Jan. 13 a. & p.m. 1760

Sept. 7 a. & p.m. Sacrament 1766 with omitting the Beginning; and Several Alterations.

1759-11-18 1058-R Job. 3 “(Chiefly indebted to Mr. Henrys)”
1760-01-06

 

1059-1060-R Eccl. 7:1 Jan. 6 a. & p.m. 1760

At Mr. Nathaniel Whitneys, Jan. 2, 1761

Jan. 7 p.m. 1776

12 pp.

1760-04-03

 

1081-R Isa. 64:9 Apr. 3 a.m. 1760. Fast

Apr. 13 p.m. 1777 “with various alterations and additions according to the Occasion, that is, the Smallpox being among us.  Mr. Andrews sick of it, and Several inoculated there – also 43 at Mr. Tainters inoculated, among which were my two Daughters, Sophy and Hannah now broke out.  Other persons are also designing to go in to the same Hospital.”

“And July 4, 1780 at the Widow Newtons, at the distressing Time of raising 29 men more for the War.”

9 pp.

p. 9: “Treachery and Cruelty of the Indians”; “great and sore Judgment of Fire, consuming such a considerable part of the Town of Boston”

1760-04-03

 

1081-R Isa. 64.9 Apr. 3, 1760 fast

Apr.13, 1777 p.m. “with various alterations and additions according to the Occasion, that is, the Smallpox being among us.  Mr. Andrews sick of it, and Several inoculated there – also 43 at Mr. Tainters inoculated, among which were my two Daughters, Sophy and Hannah now broke out.  Other persons are also designing to go in to the same Hospital.”

 

And July 4, 1780, “at the Widow Newtons, at the distressing Time of raising 29 men more for the War.”

 

p. 6: “Yet are we still under His Sore and terrible Judgments.  [Not only is the Calamity of War protracted, but in the Southern Governments it is exceedingly distressing, by reason of the Treachery and Cruelty of the Indians which are in very great Numbers, and very Barbarous and Perfidious.  Also by Reason of this great and sore Judgment of Fire, consuming such a considerable part of the Town of Boston, which doubtless all the Province will feel the Sad Effects, and for a great while.]”

 

p.9: “O that We in Westboro might be able to say to the glorious God We are All thy People.”

1760-05-29

(Boston)

Fragment 2 Cor. 4:16 4 pp.

Delivered to a Society who keep up a Family Meeting at Boston and at this time met at my Eldest Brothers – viz. May 29, 1760.

Delivered at Association Lecture Hopkinton, Aug. 20, 1760

At Mr. Samuel Trasks at N. Sutton to my aged Kinswoman, Mrs. Fullers (in her 88th Year), Apr. 1, 1764 at Evening.

At Southborough, Mar. 4 a. & p.m. 1765

At Shrewsbury Nov. 6 a. & p.m. 1766 occasioned by the death of Mr. Abraham Knowlton

At Rochester Nov. 15 a. & p.m. 1772 my Daughter Moore very low.  N.B. Anna-Sophia Moore was baptized the same Day by her grandfather.

At Westborough Nov. 22 a. & p.m. 7[1?] to p. 17

Nov. 29 p.m. the rest.  Occasioned by the much lamented death of Mrs. Martha Wood, wife of Mr. John Wood, at Colrain.

At Mr. Abijah Gale’s at the request of his aged parents, long confined, on Nov. 19, 1778.

1760-12-14 1118-R Job 42 Dec. 14 a.m. 1760

8 pp.

1761-12-27

 

1183-1185-R Heb. 6:12 1183: Dec. 27 p.m. 1761

1184-1185: Jan. 10 a. & p.m. 1762

At Brookfield Oct. 17 p.m. 1762

At Boston, old South, Sept. [blank] 1763 p.m. Soon after the Death of Rev. Mr. Alex. Cumming.

At Northborough Apr. 17 a. & p.m. 1768

At Hopkinton Nov. 10 a. & p.m. 1771 “being Sacrament Day, and Soon after the Funeral of Mrs. Ann Barrett, late Consort of the Rev. Mr. Samuel Barrett, and next Lord’s Day after the Funeral of Mr. James Freeland, who dyd in the 94th year of his Age.”

At Westborough Sept. 21 a. & p.m. “on Consideration of the Death of Dr. Eb. [torn] Pemberton, my Valued Classmat[torn] and soon after the Death of the widow [torn] of my late Brother John: viz [torn] Abigail Parkman, who expired at Ipsw[torn] about 80 years old.”

At Southborough Lecture March 29, 1781

Apr. 16, 1782. “To the Association at Westborough with Omissions and Alterations.”

1762-02-21

 

1194-1199-R Psalm 51 1194-1195: Feb. 21 a. & p.m. 1762

1196-1197: Feb. 28 a. & p.m.

1198-1199: Mar. 7 a. & p.m.

16 pp.

1762-03-14

 

1200-1203-R Psalm 51:13-14, 16-17, 19 March 14 a. & p.m. 1762

March 21 a. & p.m.

pp. 34-48 only.

Note: inserted in this sermon (Roman MCC.I.II.III) is No. DCCCXI, Westborough, June 29 p.m. 1755 preceding a public Fast

1762-03-21

 

1204-1205-R Herb. 2.1 Mar. 21, 1762 p.m.

Apr. 4, 1762 a.m.

Jan. 9, Feb. 7, 1770 at Mr. D. Hardys

Mar. 27, 1774 p.m. to p. 10

Mar. 3 p.m. the rest

16 pp.

1762-08-08

 

1224-R Psalm 77:13-14 Westborough, Aug. 8 a.m.1762

At Northborough May 18 p.m. 1766.  NB. News of the Repeal of the Stamp Act

June 1 p.m. 1766

Feb. 1, 1777 p.m.

Feb. 8 a.m. 1777

 

Diary, 1766 May 18 (Sunday): “I rode to the District and preached there, a.m. on Ps. 90.16.  N.B. had reference to the Remarkable Goodness of God in the Great Deliverance from the Oppressive Act.  P.M. on Ps. 77.13.14 and had still reference to the same wonderful work of God.”

 

Diary, 1766 June 1 (Sunday): “P.M. Delivered the sermon on Ps. 77.13.14 with alterations and additions suited to the present Times of Joy for the Repeal etc.  My own people having had no Discourse concerning it till now.”  Note: his brother-in-law Breck had preached on May 25.

1763-01-02

 

1250-1251-R Psalm 91.16 Jan. 2, 1763 a. & p.m.

Feb. 24, 1771 p.m. “in one Exercise”

14 pp.

1763-01-30

 

1256-R Eccl. 12:7 Jan. 30 p.m. 1763

At Deacon Wood’s March 7, 1769

Oct. 13 p.m. 1776

“It was an Oversight that it was delivered again viz Sept. 14 p.m. 1777.”

P. 11: “To Soldiers”

1763-02-20

 

1260-1263-R Psalm 37:37 Westborough Feb. 20 a. & p.m. 1763 “Occasioned by the Death of Mr. James Bradish aged 87 November last.”

Mar. 7 a. & p.m.

“And Some parts of it again with proper Alterations next day after the Interment of aged and pious Mrs. Mary Kelly, wife of Mr. Alexander Kelly.  She dyd on Jan. 15, 1781, about one in the morning; was buryd on the 6th p.m.”

“And Jan. 14 p.m. (1781) to p. 22 and Jan. 21 a.m.”

1763-07-10

 

1285-86, 1288-89 1291-92, 1295-96 Rom 12:3 1285: July 10 a.m. 1763

1286: July 17 a.m.

1288-1289: Aug. 7 a. & p.m.

1291-1292: Aug. 28 a. & p.m.

1295: Sept. 25 p.m.

1296: Oct. 9 a.m.

1763-11-13

 

1302-1305-R John 1.12 1302: Nov. 13 p.m. 1763

1303-1304: Nov. 20 a. & p.m.

1305: Nov.27 a.m.

Jan. 9 a. & p.m. 1774 to p. 15

Jan. 23 p.n. to p. 21

Jan. 30 p.m. to p. 27

1764-01-01

 

1311-1312-R Jam. 4:14 1311: Jan. 1 a.m. 1764

1312: Jan. 15 a.m.

New Year’s Day on Jam. IV.14

Sept. 17 p.m. 1769 Some parts with Additions

1764-03-25 Mar. 25, 1764

Diary for Mar. 25, 1764 not extant.

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1764-07-29

 

1342-R Prov. 14:12 Westborough July 29 a.m. 1764.

Jan. 13 p.m. 1771 to p. 8

1764-07-29

 

1343-R Prov. 14:12 July 29 a.m. 1764

Jan. 13 p.m. 1771 to p. 8

1764-09-09

 

1345-1348-R Cant. 8:5 1345: Sept. 9. p.m. 1764

1346-1347: Sept. 16 a. & p.m.

1348: Sept. 23 a.m.

Apr. 25 a. & p.m. 1779

May 2 p.m.

Aug. 15, 1765 To Miss Ruth Thomas at Mr. Isaac Johnsons in Southborough

May 24 p.m. 1770 To Mrs. Haven of Hopkinton

1764-11-04 Nov. 4, 1764

Diary for Nov. 4, 1764: “Read Prov. 24 and Mat. 27 from v. 35 to the End.  Preached a.m. on 2 Pet. 3.9 to page [blank] and this was that I might have the greater Liberty for what I had to deliver and might deliver all I had prepared, on that occasion.  P.M. on Deut. II.7, it being the last Sabbath of the 40th Year since I was ordained.”

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1765-01-27

 

1359-1361-R Prov. 30.1 1359: Westborough, Jan. 27, 1765 a.m.

1360: Feb. 3, a.m.

1361: Feb. 10, p.m.

Aug. 17 p.m. 1777 to mid. of p. 9 and Aug. 24 a. & p.m. the rest

19 pp.

1765-02-17

 

1362-1363-R Job 21.23-26 Feb. 17 a. & p.m. 1765. “Occasioned by the Death of Mr. John Pratt only Son of Mr. Hez. Pratt, Aets. 26.”

Sept. 17, 1775, a. & p.m. “occasioned by the Death of my Son JOHN, Aet. 23.” John Parkman died Sept. 10, 1775.

P. 16: “When you See how happy those are who have Hope, and especially who have Joy in their Death; blessed be God we have sometimes Such Instances; (One in the last Week [insert: Mrs. Ruth Belknap]; does it not excite in you that earnest Wish, “Let me die the Death of the Righteous[.”]  Nay but then be so rational, as to lead the Life of Such.”

1765-04-18

 

1371-R Ps. 65: 5 & 11 April 18 a. & p.m. 1765 Publick Fast

“July 30 p.m. 1775.  With the Omission of all the Passages which were peculiar to the first Occasion (as in pag. 7.8) but with mentioning the remarkables of the present time, viz. the intestine, most distressing War, the Sickness among the Soldiers, and in some of the Country Towns, and the late terrible Drought, which God has been pleased to relieve us under by the late very refreshing Showers.”

pp.7-8 contain references to the British victory over the French: “we can’t but think in Righteousness, as they are Antichristians, Enemies of the true Religion, wicked Idolaters and promoters of the Idolatry and Superstition of the Church of Rome, among the Savages; very perfidious to the English and guilty of many horrible Murders and inhuman Crueltys which they both committed them Selves and barbarously Stirred up the Indians to commit”).  With respect to the Spanish: “in terrible Things, in Righteousness did the Lord answer us, upon them.  For, in the Short Time the War lasted against them besides what was done to their Shipping, they lost Havannah and tho that is restored yet have we all Florida which may prove very beneficial to the british Interest.  We are prone also to judge that these terrible Things are in Righteousness because of their breach of Treaty, joining with Our Enemies, and annoying and invading our Allies.”  With respect to the Indians: “we don’t know what terrible Things God has done distinctly among them but this is apparent that by their loosing such a support as the French were to them they would no Question, account it very terrible.”

 

Parkman cautions: “Yet we may not Pride our Selves nor boast.”  He points to the loss of men and the increased national debt.  More importantly, “we could not quietly enjoy the Blessings of Peace.  Three Things have especially occurred.  One, the Sad intestine Commotion at Home arising from the different sentiments about the making Peace. Another Thing is the prohibiting by Act of Parliament the Colonies supplying themselves with the Produce of the West Indies, from any other than our own Island, which has extremely embarrassed the Trade of all Northern Colonies, and caused loud Complaints.  To these a Third is added. Viz. the Taxing the Colonies, in a great Number of Articles – which however, I take notice is to be improved for their own defence and Benefits: and that will make it the more tolerable, but after all, it see, to fill all sensible Persons with deep Concern.”

1765-08-04

 

1380-R Song 8.1-7 Aug. 4 a.m. 1765

pp. 1-6, 13-18

1765-11-10

 

1394-R Esther 3:15 Westborough, Nov. 10, 1765, a.m. “On the Sad Occasion of the Stamp Act.”

“At Grafton Fast on Account of the public Distresses,” Nov. 21, 1765, p.m.

At North End, Nov. 24, a.m.

1766-03-02

 

1413-R Isa. 12:1 Westborough Mars. 2 a.m. 1766

At the widow Smith, June 23, 1767.

Nov. 18, 1773 Lecture

1766-03-09 Mar. 9, 1766

Diary for Mar. 9, 1766: “Read Isa. 13.  Was unusually long in Exposition.  Preached on Tit. 3.4 and delivered all I had prepared, for I chose to go out with the Application (neither curtailing nor leaving to another Time, lest it would by so doing be far less profitable)….  Read p.m. Luk. 14 and for Sermon (besides some what of Exposition) delivered [illegible] what I had preached heretofore on Mark 8.34 from p. 37, to 46.  May God grant His efficacious Blessing!”

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1766-03-16 Mar. 16, 1766

Diary for Mar. 16, 1766: “Deacon Tainter and Deacon Bond came and acquaint me with the Expediency, and they think Necessity of deferring the administration of the Lord’s supper until next Lords Day.  Deacon Tainter says Mr. Daniel Forbes came from Boston not till about an hour or two before Day (as he conceived) and left the Wine at his House; but that the Snow was so drifted he could not ride, and therefore could not bring it: neither do they think that many Communicants can come to Meeting.  I read Isa. 14.  Instead of the Sermon I had designed to be before the Sacrament, I preached on Tit. 3.5 which I had designed for p.m. and acquainting the Church that we were not furnished with wine etc. the Communion must be unavoidably deferred till next sabbath, got Mr. Fessenden to preach p.m. which he did on Luk. 16 ult.  N.B. Read p.m. Luk. 15.”

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1766-03-30 Mar. 30, 1766

Diary for Mar. 30, 1766: “Read Isa. 16.  Preached on Tit. 3.3.  P.M. read Luk. 17.  Preached on Tit. 3.6.”

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1766-08-31 1436-1439-R 2 Thess. 3.1 1436: Aug. 31, 1766 a.m.

1437: p.m.

1438-1439: a. & p.m. Sept. 14

Southborough, a. & p.m. Oct. 11, 1767

Northborough, a. & p.m. Sept. 1, 1771

Leicester, Sept. 6. & p.m. 1772

Westborough, Oct. 3 a. & p.m. 1779

Westborough, Oct. 19 p.m. the rest

 

Additions.  “Ninthly, Sometimes there arises great Hindrances to the success of the Word preached from the Ministers themselves.  They are Angels by office, but not by Nature.  They are stars, yet their Influences are not always benign.  They must be had in great Esteem as the messengers of Christ, and to be loved for their work’s Sake.  But they are men of like Passions with their Brethren and Subject to many Temptations.  The wily Adversary Seeks advantage against them even more diligently and maliciously than against others; and Some way or other, at Some times or other may obtain it.  Upon which what sad Reflection on not only the Persons themselves but on the Ministry and the whole Cause which they would maintain!”

1767-04-26

 

1470-1471-R 1 Pet. 2:9 Apr. 26 p.m. 1767

July 26 a. & p.m. 1767, Sacrament

Sept. 27 p.m. 1778 to the End of p. 6 with additional uses

Oct. 4, a.m. to the end of p. 12 with Alterations and Additions

and [Oct.] 11 p.m. the rest, and additional Applications

Inserted: prayer bids from the Widow Rhoda Broad and from Paul Biglow and his wife (these on back of additional notes)

1767-09-27

 

1480-R Act 6:1-6 and 1 Tim. 3:8-13 Westborough Sept. 27 p.m. 1767

“A Discourse on the Original Duty & Business, & the Qualifications of DEACONS.”

“For the Induction of Deacon Benj. Wood.”

1768-08-21 Aug. 21, 1768; Apr. 1, 1764; Aug. 3, 1766; Aug. 23, 1767

Diary for Aug. 21, 1768: “Preached at Marlborough a. and p.m. on Heb. 4.2.”

Diary for Apr. 1, 1764 not extant.

Diary for Aug. 3, 1766: “Mr. Hutchinson went to Westborough this morning, though against my Disposition — but he will do after his own manner.  He preached on Gen. 3.29.23 and on Ch. 28.12.  He also baptized Aaron, son of Isaac Miller.  I preached for him on Heb. 4.2 a. and p.m. to the End of p. 20.”

Diary for Aug. 23, 1767: “Preached at Grafton a.m. on Heb. 4.2.  P.M. on Joh. 17.4.”

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1768-12-18

 

1530-1531-R Eccl. 3:14 Dec. 18 a. & p.m. 1768

“First Occasioned by the Death of Mr. John Curtis of Worcester, who was killed on Waltham Plain the night after the 13th under his Waggon-Wheel: And by the Death of Dr. Young at Hopkinton who was found Dead in the morning of the 14th on a Fence with the Rider on his Head.  I hear also that a Third was killed the Same (13) Day, one [blank] of Mendon.”

“The first part again Dec. 24. p.m. 1775. Occasioned by Several late Disasters.  3 Lads at Worcester skating were drown’d. viz. Franklin Williams, Francis & Ben Chandler.”

And Dec. 31 p.m.

On p. 11 Parkman gives names of “Ministers who have dyd (if I am not mistaken) this year,” including John Gardner, Roland Thatcher, Ezra Thayer, Joseph How, Amos Adams, Mat. Bridges, Jos. Emerson, Thomas Swift, Jonathan Burt.  He also notes “The Deaths among ourselves this Year, about 35 or 36, of old & young.”

1771-03-10

 

R-1642-1645 1 Cor. 15:1-2 1642-1643: Westborough, March 10 a. & p.m.

1644: March 17 p.m.

1645: March 24 p.m.

22 pp.

1771-04-28

 

1648-R Psalm 69.32 Apr. 28 a.m. 1771

July 25 p.m. 1779

10 pp. plus 1-page insert (one side on Ps. 69.32; other on Ezek. 38)

1771-06-16

 

1654-R Ezek. 47.1 Westborough June 16 a.m. (71)

7 pp. plus insert

1772 No number Luk. 14:17 No date or number, but is marked “1772” in pencil.
1772-01-12 No number Luke 15:17 16 pp.

The person who catalogued this sermon wrote 1772 in pencil, but there is no date.  Parkman’s diary for 1772 January 12 (Sunday):  Preach a.m. on Tit. 3.5, latter part, on Regeneration.  Finished on Joh. 3.3.  P.M. Preached on Luk. 15.17, “when he came to himself.”

1772-01-26

 

1772-02-02

1772-02-16

1772-02-23

1772-02-23

1679-1683-R

 

 

Luk. 15:20

15:20

15:21

15:22

15:23

Jan. 26 p.m. (72)

This is a part of a larger series, [17]-32 pp.  Sermon 1679, pp. [17]-22.

Sermon 1680, pp. [23]-31.

Sermon 1681, pp. 31-36

Sermon 1682, pp. 36-42

Sermon 1683, pp. [43]-48

1772-03-08

1772-05-10

 

1684-R

1693-R

Luk. 15:23-24 1684: March 8 a.m. 1772

1693: May 10 a.m.

This is a continuation of sermons 1679-83, pp. [49]-62.

1772-06-28

 

1627-R Hosea 3 Westborough, June 28 a.m.1772
1772-06-28

 

1697-R Hosea 3 June 28 a.m.

Incomplete, pp. [1]-4

1772-07-05

 

1698-1699-R Hosea 4:1-45 July 5 a.m.

July 12 a.m.

Incomplete, pp. [1]-8

1773-10-31 Fragment (no number) Incomplete, with pp. 17-18 concluding one or more sermons; pp. 19-32, continuing several sermons.  On p. 19 Parkman notes the date, Oct. 31. p.m. 1773 and that he continued to p. 24.  On p. 25 he notes the date, Nov. 7. p.m. 1773 to p. 32.  On p. 32, he notes “From hence to the End, with some Additions, Nov. 21. p.m. 1773.”
1774-01-16

 

1763-1765-R Psal. 92:12 Jan.16 a. & p.m. 1774

Jan. 23 a.m.

“At Southborough Feb. 6 a. & p.m. 1774.

“Again, some parts detached here and there Jan. 16 p.m. 1780.  Occasioned by the Death of Mr. Daniel Forbes, who dyd on the 12th in the 70th Year of his Age.  NB Omitted many of the Enlargements on the Palm, Cedar, Olive, and the Chief of the Improvement Substituting another, according to the Occasion.”

18 pp.

1774-01-30 1766-R Joh. 18:18 Jan. 30 a.m. 1774
1774-01-30

 

1766-R Joh. 18:18 Jan. 30 a.m. 74

10 pp.

1775-01-22

 

No number Rev. 2:1 On the Death of Rev. John Gardner.

June 10, 1781 p.m. Occasioned by the Death of Rev. Nath. Stone of Southborough

“I have been lately called by the sorrowful Providence of God to the important but necessary work of interring and embalming a very aged and worthy minister of Jesus Christ and it causes many serious Reflections, assistance in which can’t but be very useful and profitable to those who are truly pious….”

10 pp.

1775-01-22

 

No number Prev. 2.1 Jan. 22, 1775, a.m. “on the Death of Rev. John Gardner.”  (See pp. 8-9.)

June 10, 1781, p.m. “Occasioned by the Death of Rev. Nathaniel Stone of Southborough.”

1775-10-15

 

1829-1831-A Psalm 130.1.2 1829: Oct. 15 p.m. 1775

1830: Nov. 12 p.m.

1831: Nov. 19 a.m.

25 pp.

1777-07-06

 

1894-1897-A Hos. 6:4 July 6 a. & p.m. 1777

July 13 p.m.

July 20 a.m.

“I delivered the Substance of this Discourse at a Fast at Hopkinton Sept. 10 p.m. 1777.”

“Westborough, Oct. 14 a. & p.m. 1781”

29 pp.

1777-11-02

 

1911-1914-A Eph. 2:1-2 1911: Nov. 2 pm. 1777

1912: Nov. 9 a.m.

1913: Nov. 16 a.m.

1914: Nov. 23 a.m.

24 pp.

1778 July 5

 

1932-A Prov. 6.26 July 5, 1778, a.m.

“Occasioned by the Execution of Bathsheba Spooner for the murder of her Husband”

1778-11-08

 

1943-A 2 Pet. 1:12-13 Nov. 8 a.m. 1778

“Dear Brethren,

“Thro the Longsuffering of God this Church has been carried thro another year; and 54 Years are now completed, Since we enterd into the Solemn Covenant with the Great Jehovah; jointly and Severally Personally and collectively as people for ourselves and our successors, and Since I was also in very Solemn manner Separated and set apart to the work of the Gospel Ministry and ordained the pastor of this Flock of our Lord Jesus Christ. At the same time that this calls for our sincerest, most gratefull Acknowledgments for so undeserved Lenity and Goodness of God to us; We may find great Cause for deep Humiliation and Repentance for our manifold, our unnumerable Deficiencies, and Offences: and have need to fly to the Blood of Jesus Christ for our cleansing; and that we may obtain pardon thro His Merits and Intercession.  From an humbling Sense of our former Miscarriages, we ought to be excited and quickened to fresh Care, and to vigorous Exertion in the Discharge of our incumbent Duty as Christians….”

Note: Parkman added some additional material on a scrap of paper, overwriting a prayer bid by John Kelley.

John Kelley and wife desire [the prayers?]

of this Church and Congregation for hur

being in a [?]

god woold [?]

hur [?]

and all [?]

1778-11-15

 

1944-1947-A 1 Cor. 15:1-2 1944: Nov. 15 p.m. 1778

1945: Nov. 22 a.m.

1946: Dec.13 a.m.

1947: Dec. 20 a.m.

27 pp.

1780-04-16 Apr. 16, 1780

Diary for April 16, 1780: “A.M. on 1 Thes. 4.17-18.  P.M. on 2 Cor. 4.3-4.  Read a.m. Zech 9.”

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1780-05-21

 

2001-2002-A Amos 5.4-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amos 8-9

May 21 a.m. 1780.  “Occasion’d by the Darkness on the 19th

May 28 a.m. 1780

“For if we should not carry the matter so far as to conclude that there was any Thing Supernatural or Miraculous therein, that should unsuitably terrifie and discompose us, yet the Great Supreme of the Universe may see meet to improve the Instrumentality of Second Causes to effect some wise or worthy Design in the moral world by the Agency of the Meteors; and He may justly expect the intelligent part of the Creation, and especially those who profess to be His more peculiar Servants and Worshippers will endeavor to take due Notice of His remarkable Providences whilst Inadvertence and a careless Behaviour at such a time with excite His Displeasure and expose to His Resentment.”

 

No. 2002.  May 28 a.m. 1780

1780-11-09 Nov. 9, 1780.

Note: This was a Thursday on which there was a church meeting on the case of Mrs. Daniel Adams.  Parkman did not preach.

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1780-11-12 Nov. 12, 1780.

Diary for Nov. 12, 1780: “Preached again on John 10.11.  P.M. on Mal. 1.11.”

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1780-11-19 Nov. 19, 1780.

Diary for Nov. 19, 1780: “I preached on Mal. 1.12-13….  P.M. I preached on Prov. 18.10.

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1780-12-31 Dec. 31, 1780.

Diary for Dec. 31, 1780: “I preached a.m. on Mal. 1.14 the latter part, and p.m. on Eccl. 12.13.  It is deeply to be regretted that those great and Serious Subjects have so slender Effect upon our Minds, Since they do so nearly, so inf’ly [infinitely?] concern us!  I have great Reason to be astonished at myself, that I am so far below what I ought to be!  I beseech God most graciously to awaken me to a proportionable Exertion!”

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1780? Oct. 1, 1718 (1780 written in pencil: most likely the true date).

Diary for Oct. 1, 1780: “Preached on Mal. 1.11.  P.M. repeat Sermon on Isaiah 55.13.”

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1781-01-15 Jan. 15, 1781.

Note: This was a Monday; Parkman did not preach.

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1781-03-04

 

2021-A Isa. 60:17 last part March 4, 1781 p.m. before T. Meeting

“The Season is revolving, when according to the New Constitution of Government and the Hopes to enjoy the happy privilege of assembling for the Election of Town Officers, I conceive it reasonable for you to except [sic] some divine Instructions, Cautions and Directions as the present Circumstances and as the Dutys which you may be called to, may require.”

No Date Fragment (no number) John 9:4 At old Mrs. Forbush’s

Addition No. 1, page 15

No Date No number Eph. 6:5-8 “Of Servants”

15 pp.

No Date No number Job 42:10-17 Pp. 1, 10-16
No Date (1736?) Fragment Isa. 68:13-14 Contains draft of letter to Rev. John Hancock of Lexington, June 28, 1736 about admission of Josiah and Mercy Russell who had violated the 7th commandment.
No date Psal. 10:4 “God is not in all his Thoughts.”

Note: No entry in the extant diary for a sermon on this text.

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No Date No number No text Fragment, pp. 9-12

“I have diligently prayed for you & yours in every Prayer of mine making mention of you, and God forbid that I should Cease to pray for You.  I therefore lay claim to your constant prayers for me and mine.  And I call upon you to continue in prayer.”

 

[1]John Fay of Westborough.

[2]The Axtells took up residence in the north part of Grafton about 1730.  Pierce, Grafton, pp. 451-2.