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Rumford, Me. ; m. Betsey Colson, of Sumner, Me. Nine
children.
x. JosErn 5 Abbot, b. 4 Jan. 1774 ; unm.

-" 236



MOSES 5 CHANDLER (Nathaniel,* Joseph* TJtomax?
William 1 ) and Sarah , Amesbmy. Blacksmith.

Among the items " for which T pray your Hon* Allowance "
against the estate of the late Moses Chandler, were "to Aaron
Chandler £5 : 10 ; to Philip Chandler, £1 : : 8.

June 17, 1765. Sarah Weed."

" And for loss on Sale of the Shop, apprised as personal
Estate, Blacksmith Tools, a Flax Comb, £3 : 8:8."

" We Orlando Weed, Mariner, and Sarah Weed my wife,
adm. Do Bonis Don, to the Estate, Sarah's Husband, Moses
Chandler late of Almeslmry, deceased, for £36 : 5 Shillings and
4 Pence, paid by Isaac Barnard," of Amesbury, " Jinar," sell
land containing two and three quarter acres with a house and
barn and well thereon, situate in the " Town of Almeslmry,"
" Westerly on Land set off by order of the Judge of Probate
to the said Sarah's Thirds," 4 May, 1770.

,'• 239



BENJAMIN 5 CHANDLER (Josiali* William* William?
William 1 ) and Phebe Lakin.

Benjamin Chandler, of Middlesex County, Mass., husband-
man, 1 Dec. 1737 ; joined the church in S. Andover, March 31,
1729, by profession of faith, and was dismissed to the church
in Suncook, X. II. . 10 Feb. 1738.

Benjamin Chandler was of the committee for laying out mead-
ow lands, 173!), in Suncook (Pembroke.)

Rev. Samuel Chandler says in his diary, 13 April, 1757 : " I
carried Anna to Salisbury. Lodged at Mr. Noyes. I received
the Xews of the Death of my Brother Ben j" who was taken at
Oswego, was a carpenter, and died on his march to Canada,



190 THE CHANDLER FAMILY.

abi 30 miles from Quebeck, August Last." Lord Loudon's
army, at Oswego, surrendered on the 14th of Aug. 1756, to
the French under the Marquis de Montcalm.
Benjamin Chandler died Aug. 1756, aged 49.

The children of Benjamin and Phebe Chandler were :

i. Phebe ; m. John Turner,
ii. Solomon; ra. Elizabeth Hunt.
iii. Ebenezki: ; m. Sarah Turner,
iv. Jonathan : in. Susannah Holliday.

240



JOSIAIP CHANDLER (Josiah? William? William? Wil-
liam 1 ) and Sarah Parker, Bradford, Mass.

She d. 15 Dec. 1772, and was buried by the remains of her
husband, in Bradford, who died in his 57th year.

His name was on the tax list of Haverhill, Mass., "East
Part,"' "made Dec. ye 10, 1741." He held the office of cor-
poral in Capt. Benjamin Milliken's company of foot, of Brad-
ford, 18 April, 1757, when the army was reinforced on account
of the French invasion on the northern frontier.

Josiah Chandler, of Bradford, vi Inholder," bought land in
Bradford near Haverhill ferry.

Rev. Samuel Chandler, then of York, Me., wrote in the diary
of his interleaved almanacs: "Dec. 31, 1745. Came to B r
Josiah's. He says, k The Generall Complaint among Tavern
Keepers [is] that [they] have but little custom to what is
usuall owing to Rum being dear.' "

And again, on " Jan. 1st, 1746, I lodged last night at
Brother Josiah's at Bradford. He says he ' halts pretty much.'
Sometimes he is inclined to Deism — sometimes to Arianisin.
But the prevailing principle is to CalvLiism." " He seemed
pretty much affected at parting. I went over to Father Pecker's.
Visited Mr. Barnard. Went with him to see Dr. Thompson in
great distress with ye Gout and Rheumatism. Mr. 'Barnard
prayed with him."

The inventory of the estate of Josiah Chandler, late of Brad-
ford, was presented by Ephraim Chandler, administrator, 31
March, 1767, amounting to £4!><> : 10 : 6. He d. 16 Feb. 17(37,
a. about 56 ; buried in Bradford.

The children of Josiah and Sarah (Parker) Chandler
were :

595. i. Elizabeth, b. in Bradford, 20 July, 1739 ; m. Joshua 4

Abbot.
59G. ii. Ephraim, b. 1742; m. 25 Aug. 1772, Joanna Barker, of

Andover.



FIFTH AND SIXTH GENERATIONS. 101

597. m. Meiutable, b. 9 Aug. 1744; in. Benjamin Town.

598. iv. Josi.vii. b. 5 Nov. 1745; d. 31 May. 17G1.

599. v. Molly, b. 9 March, 1717; m. Jonathan Eastman.

600. yi. Sarah; d. 1753.

241



Rev. SAMUEL 5 CHANDLER (Josiah, 4 William, 3 William*
William 1 ) and Anna Pecker, Gloucester, Mass.

She was b. 3 January, 1715, dan. of Capt. Pecker, of Haver-
hill.

He was graduated at H. C. 1735, in a class of thirty-eight,
and his rank in "dignity of family*' was only the 28th. He
was received into the church at South Andover, 2<S March,
173(3, and dismissed therefrom to the second church at York,
Me., 1 Nov. 1741, over which he was ordained as its pastor, 20
Jan. 1742. as successor to the Rev. Joseph Moody, " the Veiled
Preacher," who preached in, and in the last years of his life
ever wore, a black silk handkerchief over his head while in the
presence of others; son of the Rev. Samuel Moody, of York,
Me. At Mr. Chandler's ordination, his old pastor and teacher,
Rev. Samuel Phillips, of South Andover, preached the sermon.
After laboring in that parish — the Scotland Parish — as preacher
and some «of the time as school-teacher, until 1751, he was dis-
missed, and installed, 13 Nov. 1751, colleague to the Rev.
John White, "that zealous, faithful and excellent divine," who
died 1(5 Jan. 1763, in his <S3d year, and the 58th of his ministry
over the first church in Gloucester, Mass. Mr. Chandler re-
mained in Gloucester, the faithful and devoted pastor, until his
death, 16 April, 1775, in his 62d year, and 24th of his ministry
there. The mortal remains of both pastor and colleague rest
near together in the graveyard at Gloucester.

In his will of 2 March, 1775. he said : "I Samuel Chandler
of Gloucester " give ''to my wife her Right of. Dowry in my
estate as though I had left it intestate. To my children John,
Samuel and Sarah, wife of William Haynes, I give all my real
estate, viz. my Dwelling House in s' 1 Gloucester, land, &c."
" Of my household furniture I give one Feather bed and bed-
ding to Elizabeth, Daughter of my Daughter Anna Dec' 1 to be
delivered to her at full age, or upon her marriage. The
remainder of said furniture I give equally to my Daughter
Sarah and to the s d Elizabeth. 1 also give to s' 1 Elizabeth £15
lawful money, 5 to be paid by John, 5 by Samuel and 5 by my
daughter Sarah. I appoint Samuel Whittemore and my son
Samuel Chandler to be executors of this my will." Will was
approved 23 April, 1775. The inventory, as presented 4 May,
1775, by Samuel Whittemore, amounted to £220 : 7 : 2.



192 THE CHANDLER FAMILY.

Rev. Mr. Chandler kept a diary of passing events in inter-
leaved almanacs as they alfected him ; twenty years of which
have been found and read by the writer of this. They include
the consecutive years from 1745 to 1764. A part of- this diary
wns-dep site 1 by the writer in the Plunmier Institute at Salem,
Mass., and the rest were in the keeping of Miss Sally Mann.
at Dedham, Mass., in 1866. In his almanac of 1752 he altered
the consecutive days to read 1, 2, 3, 14, 15, &c. f from the O.
S. to the N. Style, giving only September 19 days.

Extracts from Mr. Chandler's Diary, kept in interleaved Almanacs,
bound up by himself for thai 'purpose.

1745 Nov. 20. I preached Lam. 3.40 middling Congregation, iu
the Evening went to Deacon Mclntires. In the night towards the
latter part of it, my wife seemed to be much affected — panting,
heaving and short breathing. I asked her " what was the matter?"
several! times, bat she made no reply. I thought she might be a
sleep and had not oppertunity to inquire further till the next Even-
ing, when she told me she was awake but could not speak. She had
dreamed of her following her father to his funerall. and he looked
angry upon her which brought to mind her undutifulness which was
very grievous to her under the views she then had, and led her to
consider step by step her sinfulness and misery, till the Excellency of
Christ was presented to her which over came her with love. She
says she has endeavored to shew what she was — the worst of her-
self that she might not be thought a Hypocrite. She has distressing
fear of the Devil. She has a great seuse of her — to be saved —
much dead s and backw d s to duty Lamented her former life and abuse
of friends — 1 gave her my best advise and counsel.

1745 Dec. 10. Father Pecker came to see us, brought me the news
of my Brother [Benjamin] Death in the Expedition. We sat up till
almost 12 o'clock, then I went into the study sat up while half an
hour past 1 writing Letters to my parents and brethren.

1745 Dec. 23. 1 set out ou a journey at 11 o'clock to visit my
parents under their bereavement. 1 got to Portsm and dined there.
Set out at 3 oth clock, got to brother Benj a at Amesbury at 9 oth
clock — lodged there — had a comfortable journey and a pleasant
evening till 1 or 2 clock, rose — the morning refreshed with sleep 1
came to Haverhill, dined at brother Websters. Stop' 1 at Several
places, got to grand-mothers at 7 clock tarried till 8, got to fathers
at 9, sat up till 12. Mother is disconsolate — Sister complains of
declension and deadness ; Father says he has been much distressed
for land, for his children, too much — one is taken away and needs
none. Bewails that he took so much care — Father says he believes
" every Christian thinks himself to have the worst heart in the world."

174G Jan. 3. 1 visited Mr. Griffith — he gave me a cake of
chocholat. I came home after Dinner — found my Family well and
entertained at first with a welcome.

6. I visited Daniel Jenks' wife sick of a Fever — her senses
something Broken and Shattered. She complains of a dry soul, a
dry Heart and that she is a poor creature — Then I went to Gideon



FIFTH AND SIXTH GENERATIONS.

Withams — She spoke of her little son now sick of a fever that he s d
he was willing to leave Father and m r to go to Christ — that he loved
Christ — he reproved others for speaking bad words. Then I went
to Mr. Shaws and to Mr. Lord" read a few pages.

!>. T studied all day. Wrote the Genealogy of my family.

10. Studied in the forenoon — very cold weather — afternoon
went to the family meeting at Mi-. Lords — visited the Sick — wrote
a will and got home 9 clock half an hour past.

11. Studied till 9 clock Saturday night in my preparations w h I
have not done for many months before nor do I allow myself in it w d
always finish my preparations before night on the Saturday.

Feb. 4. I preached at Sam 11 Trebles, Newtown. His wife under
much Darkness — Much dejected. She asked prayers when I came
away. I came home. My Brother Abijah at our house and Stephen
Lovejoy.

Feb. 10. Brother Abif sat out for Andoveiv I visited the Sick
— went up to Mr. Kilgore's to Jn° Wittims. He says he Likes the

Quakers best of any — thinks y l way is the Best. His wife says

seems more terrible to her than Death w n she thinks of it she is just
ready to sink.

March 17. I diverted mys. a gunning — killed a wild goose.

April 12. I studied made 2 Sermons — finished at 5 clock.

May 12. Rose a little after 4 clock. Sat out on a journey to
Andover. At 6 got to the Ferry at Portsm 7 clock and 20 min.
tarried and prayed in the Family at Mr. Vibbards and Breakfasted
with them. They have lost a vessel to the value of about £2700.
Set out from them at nine clock, oated my horse at widow Lovets at
11. dined at Barnards Amesbury Mills at 1 clock. Got to Haverhill
3 clock, Stop d at Dr. Thompsons, and at Father Peckers, and at
Brother's at Bradford till 6, then went up to uncle Marble's. They
are mourning for their Son who died at Louisburg — tarr d there half
an hour and Got to Fathers at 9 clock, found them all in Health. I
have rode 50 miles to day, sat up till 12. My bones pretty Sore by
rid-' a hard go ? horse.

13. Rose at Six — Visited uncle Phileraons and uncle Thomas
and Mr. Phillips, went to bed at 12 — rose at 5 thick dark weather.

14. Sat out from Fathers in the morning — dined at Grand
Mother Ingalls. She complains of unbelief — want of clear evi-
dences — Sometimes doubts and fears. Father was very full when I
parted with Him, c d hardly speak. I came down to Broth. Josiah's.
He runs out very much ag. the Rulers.

^ 25. I preached with much enlargement — have been much assisted.
The people gave Good Attention — Some moving — Severall cried
out. 2 Pet. 3, 11-14. No. 232.

June 2. Was chatechizing at the meeting House — ab* 60 children.
I was near two hours ask. them twice round. Then opened the 3, 4,
5 Answers — and appl d as I went along — I was much enlarged,
Spoke y l fredom and it y* good attention.

<• Mr. Moody [Rev.] went away before we got up. I diverted
myself a fishing again. Catch d about a dozen of w' they call
" \V lutings," a rish 1 [that] are not very usuall. They were plenty
about 20 years ago, as also about 50 years ago.
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194 THE CHANDLER FAMILY.

14. I went down the River by water and dined at Coll. Donnell's,
and received of his Bounty to the value of £4 at least.

Aug. 17. 1 preached twice psa. 53.11. No. 107 Sacrament

Afternoon from Jn" 16.13. No. 220. I was pretty Dull yet not



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July 7 [1740.] About 5 clock in the morning my wife sent out
for the women. Brought to bed with a Daughter about Eleven cloek
morn. Bles d be God for giving so comfortable a Separation betwixt
her and the fruit of the womb, and in Child-Hearing performing his
word on w c he had caused us to hope and that the memorials of so
Singular a Favour of Gods good s and faithfull 5 may be Engraven on
our O b — [hearts:] was enlarged and effect' 1 in some measure in
singing praying and praysing after her deliverance. So were some
of the women.

22. In the morning about 8 clock one Q tr past our infant Babe
departed this life, died as I Suppose by an inw d fever, tho it had a
sore mouth not come to the height. She d not cry for 2 days before it
died, it died an easy) [death] was a pleasant corps — has been
pining away ever since it was born, it [was] a very fat child w n born
though not very Large O that I may be taught to profit by this new
try all.

23. Was the funeral of our child pretty large for an Infant. My
wife bears up wonderfully. Oh ! 1- [that] y [God] w d wean her
from 1- [the] crs and fill her y' 1 [with] lis [him self] and enable us
to [take] due notis of this affliction nor to dispise b "[the] chastniug
of b [the] v [Lord] nor 1. [to] feint under his Rebuke.

1752 March 2. In the morning Capt. Searjeant called at the door
and informed me that he had put a venture on Board for me 2 quintal
of Fish. The freight I was welcome to. I T e should charge the fish
to me if it was agreeable, and so 1 must take my chance. I told
him, " S r I am very much obliged to you." He s' 1 he had told the
Capt. to bring it in Sherry Brandy— In the afternoon I rode out
with my wife in Mrs. Gibs chaise, to see old Mrs. Stevens and to Dr.
Withams, Mrs. Gibs and to Nath d Searjeant.

11. I wrote a will for Mr. Jas. Stevens for which he o-ave me a
cane to the value of £5. Visited and prayed with [Rev.] Mr. White.

12. At Capt. Searjeants — paid him £14 14s. for a cheese and 2
quintals of Fish at £4 4s. 2d. — rectified his clock.

28. Ab l day break was sent for to Nath 11 Aliens, his infant child
taken with fits — prayed twice — visited and prayed with Mr. Stevens.
Haskel sailed — ^Wm, Chandler came here brought the News of
Brother Dan 11 Death who died yesterday, March 27, of a fever after
fifteen days illness.

30. Ab { sunrise I set out with Win. Chandler for Andover, Break-
fast at Newhall's at Ipswich — Gut to Father's a little after 12 clock
— dined there then attended the funeral of My Brother Daniell at



FITTH AND SIXTTT GENERATIONS. 105

Eben r Osgood's, where he Boarded. All the Brethren present but
Benf.

31. At Mr. Phillips had some conversation with him, determined
upon printing his Sermon at my enstaJlmt.

April °>. Last nighl John was taken hick of a fever. The Doctor
came opened a vein and gave a vomit.

12. My wife not well. I went to meeting without breakfast.
preached Exod. 24. 8. administered Sacrament. Mr. White preached
afternoon from Ezek. 37. 14. I baptized Gustavus Norwood and
Joshua Son of Gardner.

June 9. I bought a Jersey Girl for 5 years — gave £50 for her.

2G. Received the return of my venture 2 Qts. Fish £9, a looking
glass which cost in Lisbon half a Moydore, and G Gallons of wine at
ab l 36s. Gall.

July 7. Parish Meeting voted me £150 to build a house as a
Settlement in lieu of their building for me.

30. Bought of Capt Prince 26 wide aud 70 feet back for £13. 6. 8.
or £100 old Ten r . Had the deed sigued. I was not at all well.

Aug. 12. My Father died in the Morning. I had news of it in
the Evening. *

13. I set out for Andover. got there about 5 clock funeral.

14. We brethren were all together, it rained, I set out home-
wards, lodged at Mr. Chandlers.

Oct. 12. My house was Raised, fair pleasant weather. About 60
or 70 people treated with Toddy and flip and white bread and cheese
in the frame.

19. Pleasant weather. Mr. Chandler and wife dined here on
Roast Pig.

Nov. 26. I preached at Byfield from Eph. 2. 10. 305, in the
Evening, and Mr. Jewel aud Mr. Chandler who changed to-day met
here, we sup d together I lodged them.

1753 Jan. 13. I enclosed my study with rough boards, very warm
thaw rain, snow almost all gone.

Feb. 7. We plaistered the chamber over the kitchen, the little
room below and the kitchen over head with West India lime aud
smoothed off.

8. Finished the rest of the kitchen plaistering with Georges lime
— fine pleasant weather. The masons have 3s. Gel. O. T. pr. y* 1 for
lathing and plaistering and find themselves.

March 20. We moved to our own House.

April 20. I made some window shutters for the kitchen chamber.

28. . Warm smoky weather. My Mother, Josiah and His Wife
and Brother James Pecker came to see us.

May 24. Very warm weather. I had a Gown made.

Jan. 17. I preached forenoon Philip. 2. 13. Mr. Smith afternoon
Coll. 3.10 — Sarah wife of Zebulon Parsons owned the Baptismal
Covenant — Contributions began to be equally divided between Mr.
White & me, my half 12s.

24. Mr. White preached forenoon from Mark 13. I preached
afternoon Philip. 1.21. Baptized Eben Son of Eben r Witham — Con-
trib. 17 s . 4. My wife sent out in the Evening for the women.

25. Very rainy day. the Granny's tarries here. Slept pretty well
all of us but my wife.



196 THE CHANDLER FAMILY.

26. Some rain thick weather. At about 7 clock in the Evening
my wife began to Grow bad SdP The child [Sam 1 ] was born about
10.1."> inin. Evening.

1754 Feb. 6. Very pleasant. I received a letter from my Brothci
inforinincr mv Mother was? sick of a Fever. I snt out a 2 clock in
company with Mr. Isaac Osgood got to Haverhill at 9. o the clock-
lodged at Father Peckers — (lined at my Mothers — a very sick family for
G months past — went to Andover found my Mother sick but fever
abated. She was aguish and very weak.

8. I visited at Philemon Chandlers, received £6. 13. 8 a Legacy
left me by my uncle Zach Chandler. At uncle Dane's some snow.

10. I preached for Mr. Phillips Eps 2. 10 very cold and windy,
my mother taken with a Lethargy, senseless and stupid.

11. 12. I was with my Mother. Sat up till 3 elk.
13. My Mother died abt 9f clock at night.

15. My Mother's Funerall. All the Brethren present, in the Eve-
ning went down to Mr. Chandlers, lodged, then very warm.

April 12. Dined at Mr. Rogers, Kittery — went thro Scotland —
lodged at Mr. Lynians. Saw" many of the People of my former
charge who Expressed much, gladness to see me.

May 29. My barn underpined. I went to Stanwoods Point with
John for ihe Canoe.

Sept. 3. Began to eat some meat. I have not eat 2lbs of flesh
for 2 months and of late but very little hsh.

Oct. 1. We dug forenoon in the well, afternoon stoned up abt 7
feet. Sammy weaned.

2. My wife continues very ill.

3. I sent up Jeress for Mother Pecker.

Dec. 13. Rain at South East. I made about 301bs of Candles, the
wicks made before, and finished by noon.

1755 Jan. 28. Went over the water to see Josiah Ingersolls child,
then to £10 Island with John a Gunning.

March 20. General Fast. I preached Ezek 24, 3.4.5. 280— after-
wards printed.

Aug. 28. A Generall provincial Fast on acct of our Armies and
Ea peditions — General Braddocks defeat near Ohio, & General Shir-
leys marching to Niagara and Genii. Johnson to Crown Point. I
preached Joel 2. 12-21—208.

Sept. 15. The Companys met to Enlist Soldiers to go to Crown
Point 20 in the 2 Companys in this Town.

16. We had a chh & Parish Meeting to see if they w' 1 consent to
my going to Crown Point, Voted l r (their) consent unanimously.

26. I visited 24 Families over the cut.

1755 Sept. 29. I sat out from home about 10 clock on the Expe-
dition against Crown Point as Chaplain to Coll. Ichabod Plaisteds
Regiment — I dined at Coll. Plaisteds & Set out with him to Andover
where we arrived abt sunset — he lodged at Coll. Frys'I at my
Mothers.

Oct. 1 Next is Worster a Shire town on a plain by a Small

Stream, Surrounded with Hills — Hilly land to Lystre where we lodged
at Sargents about half a mile East of Mr. Roberts Meeting house
which is on a large hill.



FIFTII AND SIXTH GENERATIONS. 107

Oct. 17. Breakfasted on chocholat but dined on raw pork at
Moses Hill and arrived at Fort Edward aht 3 clock cloudy rainy, we
tarried all night kindly entertained by Coll. Gilbert of Berkley, he
gave us Ruske for the way on to the camp.

10. T ore.nohed upon the Parade in the new Camp before the New
Fort — the first Sermon that has been preached there. Psal. 103. 19.
— Very line Weather.

26. I preached Math. 24. 30. 31. Afternoon I went over to tother
side heard Mr. Pain from 1 Chron 1. 1. Adam, Seth, Enos. Doct.
that all must die — After meeting I prayed at the Funeral of Coll.
Willard — came home and visited the Sick, Capt. Ilanford & Capt.
Flynt. Mr. Dunbar preached this side this afternoon.

28. I measured the Fort — cateh 1 ' a trout y" [with] my sword, we
sup' 1 on venison.

Nov. 8. 1 din 11 with Coll. "Whiting on fish. In the orders of the
day the Fort was named William Henry.

Nov. 11. We were alarm'd by the report brought in by the Mo-
hawks of a French army on their march towards the Camp, we were all
called up and to squibing, cleaning and fitting arms. The Sick suffer-
ed much by the rain last night.

12. Very tine warm weather. By the last weekly returns the No.
of Men iu tut: whole Camp abt 4000. Effective men 2500. At Fort
Edw d abt GOO iu the whole. I went with Coll. Plaisted & others
down to the Islands about 7 miles.

22. I was very feverish — 3 days provisions in Camp, of bread and
meat — destitute of other necessarys & comforts — the men just ready
to mutiny — Some Club' 1 l r [their] fire locks & marched but returned
back.

Dec. 4. My horse (which was put up at Solomon Deriders —
Madam Ranslaws [Renselaers] farmer) was taken out of the Stables.
I spent the day in looking for him but in vain. Rode up to Hendrick
Lansons. I bought a horse of Cornelius Miller by Capt. Gerrish and
gave a note to Capt. Webster who lent me the money for £5 New
York Currency.

5. We sat out homeward lodged at Quackenbous at Kinderhook —
Some Snow, very cold.

16. I went over to Chariestown. Sent my horse home, paid for
horse keeping for 3 nights 3 pistareens.

17. Went on board Capt. John Elwell, came by water — put off
from the wharf at 12 — got into the harbour half after 3. I was very
weak my fever left me 3 or 4 days ago. The Army discharged from
pay — Reasons for not proceeding in the Expedition ag. of Crown
Point — Wagoners worn out. Soldiers dispirited with half allowance
and want of winter clothing — many Sick and not above 3000 Effective
men. No Mohawks to join.

1759 April 22. I preached all day Heb. 11. 6, 290 and 2d Ser-
mons. Clear weather, North and East wind. I have watched alone
these three nights past with Anna and Sally Sick with the measles —
very bad — tis now coming out. I am almost worn out.

1759 Sept. 2. 1 preached Gen. 6, 3, 307 — I was enlarged in Ex-
ercises of the day, spoke with freedom, but being feeble nature
languished, I could scarce hold up, in the evening visited Mary Pierce



108 THE CHANDLER FAMILY.

whom I found in a dying posture. After visited Capt. Bapson very
dangerous, near death. I came home and went to bed ill, abt. 2 otli
clock they sent for me to Capt. Bapsous. I sent word I was ill au.J
unable, but by their repeated importunity considering the distress of



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