The Diary of Thomas Minor, Stonington, Connecticut


  • The first moneth march & hath .31. days
  • sabath day the first
    and in the first after the leap yeare and from the Creation 5617 and the yeare 1668 and the 20th yeare of the reinge of our lord King Charels the second
    the 6 day Thomas Tracie and leaffingwell was heare
    the 7 dai I branded 2 Coults
    I sowed hemp & pease in the orchard
  • sabath day the 8 day
  • sabath day the 15.
    The 13 I was at mr palmes
    I had A barell of mallases [molasses]
    wensday the 18 we made an End between Jossepth & Marie Averie
    monday the 30 day I ffecthed [fetched] my wifes mare
    and 26 day Thursday we trained
    fryday 31.
  • The second month is April & hath 30 days
  • wensday the ffirst
    we sowed pease in the plaine & wheate:
    the 7. day we had a towne meeting
  • wensday the .8
    I gardned
    the .9 day I mended the Brige & was at Tagwoncke
    The 14. day it snowed and
  • the 15 day being wensday
    ye 16 day we plowed ffor segamoot in the plaine
    The 20 day mr Brewster and mr star was heare
    I marked the red mares Coult
  • wensday the .22.
    I sowed fflax
    the 23 I was with mr noyce to pay him it was wet.
  • The third moneth is May & hath .31. days
  • ffriday the first
    Thursday I was at black hall [a coastal town west of Stonington]
    John came hither
  • ffriday the 8.
    the 11 day I was at norig [Norwich] and burnt my bill:
    the 12 day John went Away
    I was to goe to the Court
    the 14 day was the Electun [election]
  • ffriday the 15
    The 17 day I was sicke
    the 22 I was at Courte the being ffriday
    monday 25 I came whome [home]
    the 30 day I paid thee firkin of buter to badcok
    sabath day 31.
The 22 of June 1668 Ephraim his son was borne.
  • The fourth moneth is Jun & hath 30 days
  • monday the ffirst:
    The 4 I came from new london
    the same day I received 3 letters ffrom bristoll &
  • monday the 8 I was caring wood
    the tenth I was lookeing horses
  • Monday the 15
    hanah went to Tagwonck
    The same day was a towne meeting to Chuse a Constable
    Thomas wheeler was Chosen my lot drawne and
    the 18 day we ended all about our ffarmes
    agedowset his five ackers [acres] laid out and he and I exchanged
  • monday 22.
    the 23 day I was branding horses
    24 day my wife came whome sicke ffrom Tagwouncke
  • monday 29
    I had mowed most of my orchard
    Tusday the 30 I was to go to New london
    we Killed the catle.
  • The fifth moneth is July & hath 31 days
  • wensday the first
    Thursday mr hill was maried the second day
  • wensday the 8.
    I was at Crandals mill
    ffriday the .10. we had our ffloore laid
    I had ffouer loads and halfe of hay in the baren wee wer [sentence unfinished]
    Tusday the 14 Cap denison nehemiah palmer & Tho minor was Chosen to make the Contrie Rate and lists
    the 15 day we made the Contrie Rate being wensday
    the 17 day I was at pocatuck [Pawcatuck]
    the 20 day monday Josepth had Twentie six shillings of wamppum and
  • wensday the 22.
    23 I had 2 load of pease into the barne
    the 25 day saterday we had all our oates & pease into the barne
    Rachell mason was heare wensday 29.
    Tho bell came to worke my wheat came all downe
    ffriday 31 I was at badcoks
  • The sixth moneth is Agust & hath 31 days
  • saterday the ffirst
    we tooke all our fflag out of the water
    the ffifte day wensday I was at Crandals mill
  • saterday the 8.
    Crandall and his wife was heare we had Ten load of hay whome
    monday 10 I went to bostowne with the oxen
  • saterday the 15
    monday the 17 I came whom from bostowne and
  • saterday 22
    I ffecthed the litel Reeck with the 2 steer:
    and The 27 we had ale our hay whome.
    28 we gathered aples
  • saterday .29.
    I writ letters to Bristoll
    monday 31.
  • The seventh moneth september & hath 30 days
  • Tusday the ffirst
    saterday the 5 we set up the place for to put corn in
    monday the 7 we gathered hops
  • Tusday the 8
    Thomas perke was heare
    The 11 I was at new london
  • monday the 14
    the Towne meeting about parkers land
  • Tusday the 15.
    the 17 day I was at the Courte
    saterday I came whome
  • Tusday 22.
    the Jurie was discharged
    Thursday the 24 was our Traing day: 36 was ffined
    when we came to the Top of the greate hill we met Thomas perk and his sonn Thomas perk and Robert holmes it Rained
    and wensday the 30 we made an End of carring of indean corne
  • The eight moneth is october & hath 31 days
  • Thursday the ffirst
    the secon day wee chose deputees p’fected our list:
    mr Richerdson discovered Captaine gookin his horse
  • the 8 day
    John his wife and Children was heare
    my wife and I was at london and let the Catele to John keny
  • Thursday the .15
    ffriday the 16 John & the Rest went away
    the 7 day of this moneth John ffish was hurt and
  • Thursday The 22.
    I make an End of Shuflin in the yard
    the 18 day mr Thorneton Taught heare
  • thursday .29.
    we wer to traine
The 16 day of November 1669 Thomas park Junior ffetched a barell of sider and one bushell of apples that was the Just sume ffor the house building
  • The ninth moneth is November & hath 30 days
  • sabath day the ffirst
    The 4 day we delivered the mares to nathaniell Cooper
  • sabath day the 8
    mr noyce came whome
    the 9 day I sent to John and
  • sabath day the 15
    the 16 day we broke our wheel Caring muck
    the 17 day we gathered Turneps we had bushels
    wensday the 18 was A day of Thanksgiving
  • sabath day 22
    the high Tide was
  • sabath 29
    mr noyce apoynted the 30 day of december to be a day of ffasting and debate being wensday month and
    munday the 30 we laid out 300 ackers of land ministrie
  • The tenth moneth is december & hath 31 days
  • Tusday the ffirst
    we laid out 200 ackers of land for the ministry
    The third day the 2 snow and Elisha Cheesbroughs son was borne
    the 6 day my wife ffell of the mare at the Cart brige
    the 7 day we looked land
  • the 8 day Tusday
    I was at the Captaines and gallops
  • the 15 day tusday
    the 3 snow I begun to thresh and
    wensday the 4 snow my sons went to new london
  • Tusday the 22.
    I was at new london
    Thursday 24 I arested shumatuck
    26 day williams was heare
  • The eleventh month is Januarie hath .31.days
  • ffriday the ffirst and
  • ffriday the eight
    I tooke up my bay horse
    The 13 day mr noyce Captaine and his wife was heare
    the 14 day Ephraim and marie was heare and ffecthed wood
  • the ffifteen ffriday
    The 20 day wensday The meeting was at our house
  • ffriday 22
    The snow melted all away
    the 23 day we ffecthed wood
  • ffriday the 29 and
    sabath the 31.
  • The twelvth moneth is februarie .28. days
  • monday the ffirst:
    this is the yeare of our lord god 1668 from the Creation 5617 and the first after the leap yeare: and The 20th yeare of the Reinge of king Charles the second
    the 2 day a towne meeting about mr Richarson building upon marshall wights land
    the same day I was Chosen Towne Treasurer
    the third day I was at london and paid the marshall
  • the 8 day monday
    we wer laing out an acker of land at beaporton
    the ninth day we sent 4 gallons of oyle to goodwife Cheesbrough
  • the 15 day
    I was with mr noyce at london
  • monday 22
    the 24 I was at poquatuck with mr noyce
    The 25 day Thursday mr Richardson cried out murther
    The 27 day I was at new london
    sabath day 28

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