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swer. Mr. Lowell, Judge Wells, Mr. Ward, myself, and Mr. Pitman were chosen. I dined with Mr. Lowell. Committee met, P. M.
June 4, Wed. Attended the House only a short time. The Committee together most of the day
June 5, Thurs. The Committee reported the answer to the Governor's address. It was accepted very unanimously by the House, no amendments proposed. We were ordered to present it to His Excellency. At 4 o'clock we went to the Council Chamber, and Mr. Lowell read the address before His Excellency and the Council in a very graceful manner. Dined with Mr. Robert Williams; visited Mrs. Belknap, and some of the Senate.
June 6, Fri. Very interesting day. On report of Committees on Election. Decided the mode of choosing Electors of President of the U.S. by Yeas and Nays. Chose a Senator for Congress, Mr. Foster. Had a conversation with the Governor. Temple came for me, and I returned to Dr. Torrey's.
June 7, Sat. Came home. Attended a Committee of the Town to petition the Court.
June 8, Lord's Day. Preached. Full meeting.
Monday. About Town. At the raising of Mr. Patch's Saw-mill.
June 10, Tues. Went early to Boston in Mr. Blanchard's chaise. Attended General Court. Presented a petition from the Town. Went out in the evening with Mr. Lyman, in his chariot, to Waltham, and spent the evening and night at his seat. Very delightful. Mr. Blanchard went likewise.
June 11, Wed. Viewed garden and pleasure grounds. Mr. Blanchard and I returned early to Boston. Attended Court, and obtained leave of absence. Made up and received bill, 30 Dollars. Came home with Mr. Blanchard.
June 24, 27. Botanized a little.
June 30. About Town. Wrote to General Putnam. Completed the Charter for the University.
Jul. 2, Wed. Attended Mr. McKeen's Lecture, and preached.
Jul. 11, Fri. Botanized.
Jul. 24, Thurs. At Wenham, to assist Colonel Burnham in taking a level of a Pond to Wenham Pond, in order to set up manufactory works.
Aug. 4, Mon. Studied hard, and all night.
Aug. 5, Tues. Quarterly Fast at Mr. Frisbie's. Mr. Frisbie prayed, and I preached, A. M. Mr. Dana prayed, and Mr. Webster preached, P. M.
Aug. 12, Tues. Dr. Lakeman and Benja. Dodge, who are learning Navigation, went with us to the marsh. Left home at 3 o'clock, and on the marsh as the sun rose. Went gunning; killed two or three dozen birds. Temple, Foster, Simon, and Bill, finished mowing by 3 o'clock P. M.
Aug. 18, Mon. Visited sick. Leach, Holmes, Chapman, and Sawyer, came to school.
Aug. 22 Fri. Studied some. Lafevour came to school.
Aug. 23, Sat. Mr. Blanchard invited me to dine, but was prevented. Went with him and a Mr. Johonet, of Baltimore, to see Mr. Burnham's canal opened, from a Pond in Wenham N.W. of the Great Pond. Studied in the evening.
Sept. 9, Tues. Association met here. Mr. Forbes, Mr. Fuller, Dr. Barnard, Dr. Prince, Mr. Story, Mr. Gun, and Mr. Dow, present. Dr. Torrey and wife, and Dr. Lakeman, dined with us. A very agreeable day. Dr. Hitchcock and wife drank tea with us.
Sept. 16, Tues. Cleared the River. Mr. Robt. Williams, Sen. and Jun., Mr. IIitchborn, his lady, and Maria, and Charles Cutler, came on a visit.
Sept. 20, Sat. The two Mr. Williams, and Charles, returned to Boston. Visited sick with Dr. Cilly ; he dined with us. Other company afternoon; no time to study.
Oct. 9, Thurs. Mr. Jacob Berry and Lavinia Cutler were married in the afternoon. Mr. Berry's brothers and sisters, from Salem, Topsfield, and Boxford, Dr. Torrey and wife, and Charles, dined with us; no other company. All returned toward night. Dr. Thatcher, of Boston, on his way to Portsmouth, here after the wedding.
Oct. 17, Fri. Attended the funeral of Mr. L. Brown's wife, which prevented my going to Marblehead to attend the funeral of Rev. Mr. Hubbard. Mr. Asa Andrews came to solicit me to be considered as a candidate for the next Congress.
Oct. 21, Tues. At Town. Regimental Training. Dined at Mr. Andrews'. Much said about my being elected member for this district in Congress.
Oct. 24, Fri. About Town. Major Swasey and Mr. Andrews came to inform me of the doings at Newbury Port* respecting my election to be a member of Congress.
Oct. 26, Lord's Day. Preached. Sacrament. Very full meeting, and fine day. Two admitted to Communion. Mr. McKeen, Mr. Frisbie, and Esquire Giddings here, after meeting.
Nov. 1, Sat. Sent two teams to West Beach for kelp and seaweed. About town; visited particular persons. Did not feel myself much disposed for study this week.
Nov. 3, Mon. This day the members for the 7th Congress chosen in this Commonwealth. Pretty full meeting. Votes for me, 65 ; none scattering. A declaratory vote passed, unanimously, containing the sense of the town respecting my being chosen a member of Congress.
Nov. 7, Fri. By to-day's Salem Paper it appears that the votes in the 4th Middle District stand: Cutler, 1,326; Kittredge, 324; scattering, 54. Majority for me nearly 1,000 (three towns not returned), more than three-fourths. The vote of Hamilton published.
[The following is taken from the Salem (Mass.) Gazette, of November 7, 1800 :
“At a meeting in Hamilton for the choice of a Representative for the Fourth Middle District in the 7th Congress of
* At a meeting of a large number of the inhabitinuts of the town of Newbury port, October 24 1800, Hon. Judge Bradbury in the chair, Resolved, unanimously, that the inhabitants of this town, now present, will support the choice of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, of Hamilton, as Representative for the Fourth Middle District in the next Congress, at the approaching election."
the United States, the following declaratory vote was passed :
Voted unanimously, as the sense of this town, that it is with deep regret we contemplate the absence of our highly esteemed pastor, the Reverend Doctor Cutler, should he be chosen to represent this District in the next Congress; but, viewing as we do the critical state of our national affairs, the respectable manner in which he has been brought forward as a candidate, feeling an entire confidence in his abilities, integrity, and patriotism, and ardently desiring unanimity in the District, we make the sacrifice of considerations very interesting to ourselves, to unite our suffrages with those of our Fellow Citizens who wish to support his election.'”]
Nov. 11, Tues. Went to Boston. Attended General Court. The gentlemen from Ipswich secured me a front seat next to them.
Nov. 12, Wed. Governor met the two Houses at 12 o'clock. Elected a Senator for the Commonwealth. Caucus at Mr. Lowell's. Dined with him. At the caucus were 28 gentlemen of both houses, and one or more from each district in the Commonwealth. Voted a list of Electors, and made other arrangements. Voted, that each person present prepare thirty copies of the list, and distribute them to-morrow at 9 o'clock, in the Court House. I sat up till after 2 o'clock to prepare votes.
Nov. 13, Thurs. This day 16 Electors of President and Vice-President of the U. S. were chosen in convention of the two Houses. The list we prepared the last evening was carried in every instance with a handsome majority the first trial. Went out to Dorchester, and lodged at Mr. Oliver Everett's.
Nov. 14, Fri. Attended the House. At 4 o'clock Mr. Jonathan Mason, of Boston, was elected member of the Senate of the United States, vice Mr. Goodhue, resigned. The Senate had elected Judge Sewall, but afterward concurred with the House.
Nov. 15, Sat. At 12, chose Mr. Codman Senator for this Commonwealth. Obtained leave of absence, and pay, 18 Dols. Came home.
Dec. 26, Fri. We went to Salem, and dined with Mr. Berry. Afternoon, at Dr. Barnard's. Spent part of the evening at Dr. Prince's, viewing curiosities. We then attended a political club at Mr. Putnam's, the lawyer. Present: Messrs. Prescott, Bancroft, Pitman, Haskett Derby, and Dr. Little. Supped, and returned to Mr. Berry's.