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and that of LL.D. 7 times. The record is one upon which we may look with pardonable pride, for it contains the names of not a few men who have made their mark in the various walks of civil life. And yet it does not contain the names of thousands who received all their literary education at the Ohio University. It will not be far from the truth to say, that out of every twenty students who entered the institution and attended its classes, but one remained long enough to earn a degree."
Jan. 3, Fri., 1800. Studied hard.
Jan. 5, Lord's Day. Preached. Sacrament. Very full meeting; many staid at communion; three admitted to the church.
Jan. 7. Turs. Went to town to hear Mr. Frisbie's Oration on the death of General Washington. Well entertained. Drank tea at Mr. Frisbie's.
Jan. 17, Fri. About home. In the evening. (daughter) Lavinia went with me to Nr. Eph. Dodge's, where were a collection of young people. Very rainy night.
Jun. 13, Lord's Day. Preached. Pretty full meeting, though very windy: extraordinary attention.
Jan. 21, 22. Visited the schools. The committee all present.
Jun. 29, Wed. (It Boston.) Extremely cold and clear. Attended the meeting of the Academy: not full. Veeting auljourned to the Old Senate Chamber, to meet on the 19th February, when Mr. Davis is to deliver a eulogy on General Washington, in Brattle Street Meeting House. Dined at Dr. Lathrop's, and came home.
Fib. 6, 7, 8. It home. Studied hard.
Feb. 18, Tues. Attended a meeting in the evening at the school-house (Backside). Large collection of people, Spaulding's men, Deacon Ilindman, etc. Preached without notes, from present and not preconceived thoughts, for the first time in my life. Deacon Whipple went and returned with me.
11.2. Was conferred 45 times; that of D.D. k and that of LL.D. 7 times. The record is ope 380 We may look with pardonable pride, for it contaisie of not a few men who have made their mark in walks of civil life. And yet it does not contain te sea t.usands who received all their literary eduarit Oluo I'niversity. It will not be far from the truck: s that out of every twenty students who entered the sco and attended its classes, but one remained long ence a degree."
Feb. 22, Sat. The natal day of the late General Washington. By recommendation of the General Government, this day was solemnly observed as a day of mourning through the United States. Dr. Lakeman was appointed to deliver an Oration here. At 11 o'clock A. M., a procession was formed in front of the Meeting House-militia officers and troopers in uniform, scholars from the four schools and the four masters, citizens under forty, citizens above forty, strangers, selectmen and committee, minister and Orator. The procession moved toward Wenham; turned, and came up to the front of the Meeting House; opened, and the rear came forward, and in this order went into the Meeting House. Exercise began with an Ode for the 22d of February. I prayed. Funeral Anthem. Dr. Lakeman delivered a Eulogy. Funeral Dirge, and benediction concluded the solemnity. Procession again formed, and moved into the burying-yard, and round it by the walls, and came out in front of the Meeting House, displayed, faced inward, moved through from the rear, and dispersed. Mr. John Woodbury, Jr., and Mr. Jonathan Whipple acted as Marshals. Very crowded assembly; many from upper parish in Beverly and Wenham. Great solemnity and decorum observed through the whole. Mr. Dow present, and dined
Jin. 3. Fri.. 1500. Studied hard.
Jan. ., Lurid's Day. Preached. Saerament. Per a Heeting; many staid at communion; three admitted burih.
Ju. 7. Turn. Went to town to hear Mr. Fristies that į the death of General Washington. Well enteri ranh tea at Mr. Frisbie's. Im. 17. Fri. I bout home. In the evening. Idagen via went with me to Mr. Eph. Dodge's where were 3 " tion of young people. Very rainy night. 11. 19. Lurid's Diny. Preached. Pretty ful mea zahvery windy: extracrilinary attention. 11, 1... Visited thie schools. The committed
111. ..!!. Illin. Bo-ton.) Extremely cold asil kirke na loved the meeting of the Academy: not full. Vera ruend to the Old Senate Chamber, to meet on the 1.4 ry, when Mr. Davis is to deliver a ences on beau
pon, in Brattle Street Meeting Hruse. Dized at R ps, and came home. ir home. Studie i lari. 19. Tus. Attendent a meeting in the evening s***
Feb. 27, Thurs. Preached a lecture at Widow Howard's, on account of her age and infirmities. Large collection of people. Spent the evening with a number of young people at Lieutenant Safford's.
Feb. 28, Fri. Colonel Dodge, Mrs. Cutler, and I dined at Mr. Sam’l Adams'. Mr. Whitridge and wife with us afternoon and evening. A very agreeable visit.
Mar. 3, Mon. Spent the day in the back part of the Town. Spent the evening at Mr. Jonathan Dodge's. A number of young people present. Conversed on particular religious points.
Mar. 6, 7. Studied.
Mar. 10, Mon. Spent the day about town, and the evening at Jonathan Dodge's; a number of serious people present.
Mar. 13, 14, 15. Studied hard.
11 Backwiel. Large collection of people. Srazla
+?). Deacon Hindman, ere. Preached without Dotek ce!! and not preconceived thoughts, for the first *** ". Ile scon Wippe went and returned with me.
Mar. 2.2, 26, 28, 29. Studied hard.
Apr. 3, Thurs. Annual Fast in this Commonwealth. Preached to a very full meeting
Apr. 6, Luril's Day. Preached. Sacrament. Very full meeting: nine persons admitted to the Church; whole congregation tarried ; very solemn. Several strangers.
Apr. 7, Lon. Town meeting added 60 dollars to my settlement. Votes for Governor: Strong. 64; Gill, 10. Mr. Bodily here.
Apr. 10, Thurt. Meeting in the evening at Mr. G. Dodge's.
Apr. 17, Thurs. Lecture at Mr. John Goodhue's, on account of his long confinement. Spent the evening at a meeting at Lieutenant Safford's.
Apr. 30. Wed. At Jr. JcKeen's lecture, and preached.
May 2, Fri. Afternoon went fishing with Cochran and
Sacrament. Preached. Six admitted to communion ; one baptised.
May 12, Jon. About home. Town meeting for choosing Representatives. The people took it in their heads to choose me representative.
May 13, Tues. Association at Malden. Mr. Emerson,
P. M., Mrs. C. and
Dr. Torrey went with me to Winnisimet Ferry, and brought my horse back. Went over to Boston, and attended the Academy at the new room in the State House. Not very full meeting. Dined at Mr. Hitchborn's, and took lodgings at Mr. Williams'.
May 28, Wed. Election. Took my seat in the House of Representatives, with Mr. Blanchard and Major Swasey.
Qualified with the House, which was pretty full. Walked in procession to the Meeting House with Mr. Blanchard. Court escorted by the Co. of Cadets, and returned. Dined at Mr. Bill Smith's. P. M., attended Court.
May 29, Thurs. Attended Court. Committee sent to Governor Strong, at Judge Dana's, reported his acceptance. Mr. Strong had only 100 votes over majority. Dined at Dr. Howard's, with a large number of ministers. I could not be spared to attend Convention. Chose Executive Council. Spent the evening at Mr. Hitchborn's.
May 30, Fri. Large number of men on horseback, and a great number of carriages, went out to Judge Dana's to escort the Governor into town. Saluted by Company of Artillery at Charlestown, Copp’s Hill, and Boston Common. He met the two Houses at 12, and was qualified. Vast crowd of people. I dined at Mr. Sam'l Gardner's, and afternoon attended the House. Went to Stone Chapel. The Charitable Fire Company met there.
Excellent music. Oration by Mr. Quincy. Many people, and large collection.
May 31, Sat. Came home early in the morning with Dr. Lakeman, who came to Town last night.
June 1, Lord's Day. Preached. Pretty full meeting, of our own people, principally.
June 2, Mon. Went early to Boston with Bill, who brought horse and chaise back. Attended Court about an hour, when the House adjourned until to-morrow. The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company came to the State House to conduct His Excellency, the Governor, and the Council, to the Meeting House. Mr. Kelly preached the Artillery Election Sermon. Dined with the Company at Faneuil Hall. Attended, at the Common, the ceremony of the old officers resigning their badges to the Governor, and the new officers receiving them. Very great concourse of people.
June 3, Tues. Attended the House. At 12, his Excellency met the two branches. The crowd of spectators was great. The Governor delivered his speech memoriter, and in a most impressive and graceful manner. When the Governor, Council, and Senate had returned, the Speaker of the House read the speech again. A committee was chosen to return an an
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1. Tux, desociation at Malden. Mr. Ement rail!!!, preached. Mr. William Multimore and Mr. Peza in went with me, whom I proposed to the Associates imination as caulidates for the Ministry. Ther men 1r and approbated. Came home.
1. Jon. Vr. Parish dined here. P. M... Mrs.C. to Dr. Torrey's.
27. Tux. Dr. Torrey went with me to Winnicze and brought my horse back. Went orer to Boston, asi I the Academy at the new room in the State House ; full meeting. Dined at Mr. Hitchborn's
, and toek at Mr. Williams'. 9. Wod. Election. Took my seat in the House of tatives, with Vr. Blanchard and Major Srast,
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 Ilis 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. IIad 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.