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4. 11. 1. Ittended the House onlr a short tis" ...... itre toetler most of the day. .... Tir. The Committee reported the abster Its alloras. It was accepted vers unanidan
II 2. D" aneniments proposed. We were volen wot! it in Ilis Errellency. It 4 o'clock we went ..ter. and Mr. Lowell read the address is
and the Council in a very graceful manner. Du: Mr. Robert Williams: visited Mrs. Belknap, and
"ne, Fri. Very interesting day. On report '"... in Eption. Decided the mode of choosing E** 1.-w; jent of the l'. s. by Yeas and Nays. Chose a fer i ugres, Mr. Foster. Had a conversation witt?
Temple came for me, and I returned to
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 biris. 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 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
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. Hitchborn, 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
. Came home. Attended a Committee of it I!" petition the court. 1.1 Lurd's D.ny. Preached. Full meeting, 1.
i ny. About Town. It the raising of Mr. Paz.be ,!. · 10, Tuer. Went early to Boston in Mr. Blanchari:
Attended General Court. Presented a petita Le Town. Went out in the evening with Mr. Is I his chariot, to Waltham, and spent the erening ei † his seat.
Very delightful. Vr. Blanchard met 11, 1.1. Viewed garden and pleasure grounds. L ru and I returned early to Boston. Attended Cours ined leave of absence. Made up and receired bil
Came home with Mr. Blanchard.
suvuus, here arter 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. Hlubbard. Mr. Asa Andrews came to solicit me to be considered as a candidate for the next Congress.
0.4.21, 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 studly 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.
Vov. 7, Fri. By to-vlay's Salem Paper it appears that the votes in the 4th Middle District stand: Cutler, 1,326; Kittredge, 324; scattering, 54. Vajority for me nearly 1,000 (three towns not returned), more than three-fourths. The vote of llamilton 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 laryp urmber of the inhabitants of the town of Newburypori, October +, 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."
th, here after the wedding. Ost. 17. Fri. Attended the funeral of Mr. L. Brain which prevented my ving to Marblehead to attend its of Rur, Mr. Hubbard. Vr. Asa Andrews came to to le considered as a candidate for the next l'on train
014.21. Tux. At Town. Regimenta! Tramia. kr. Vi Andrew Much said about my being ele. for this district in Congress.
10,*. ', Fri. About Town. Vajor suae a isese came to inform me of the doings at Newher: Pix vrting my election to be a member of Congres 04. 2, Lord's Day. Preached. Sacrament
. Per porting, and fine day. Two admitted to Communic li kien, Mr. Fri-bie, and Esquire Gildings kere, ater =
Vir, I, Sut. Sent two teams to West Beach for kids
chosen a member of Congress,
. The i Hamilton published. • following is taken from the Salem (Mass Crazraef bes 7. 1800 : a meeting in Hamilton for the choice of a Reprecate the fourth Middle District in the 7th Congres!
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.
meeting of a lui ne number of the inhabitants of the it il y porn, october + 1600, Hon. Judge Brudbury in the chal, unanimously, that the inhabitants of this town, 110w prezi at the choice of ler. Manuswela Cutler, of llamilton, es ative for the Fourth Middie District in the next Congreit chinese molection
First SESSION IN CoxgreSS-LETTERS TO HIS FAMILY AND DR. DANA FROM
WASHINGTON-Visits MT. VERNON-Debate on JUDICIARY Bul.
[To Ephraim Cutler.]
BEVERLY, March 21, 1801. My Son :
With regard to my being elected a member of Congress, I wrote you from Boston in February. I was fully aware that in the highest probability very trying times were approaching, and that a seat in Congress, to a Federalist, must be extremely unpleasant if not hazardous. The state of the district, the proceedings of some of the towns before I had an intimation or the most distant idea of being thought of as a candidate, and the pressing requests of friends whom I highly respected, imposed the necessity of not absolutely declining. I was urged not to say I would not go until the first trial was made. It was believed by our first characters that such exertion had been made and such influence obtained before it was mistrusted by the Federalists, chat Dr. Kittredge * would be chosen. He is a man of abilities, possessed of highly popular talents, well known and very highly esteemed as one of the first physicians and surgeons in the State. Though a high Jacobin at heart, yet apparently a moderate man. Besides, six other candidates were brought forward in the papers, and by private influence, who professed to be Federal. Thus circumstanced, I felt less reluctance in complying with
* Thomas Kittredge, M. D. (II. U., 1811), an eminent surgeon; born, Andover, July, 1746; died, Oct., 1818. His father and brothers were distinguished surgeons. After receiving instruction from Master Moody, at Byfield Academy, he studied medicine with Dr. Sawyer, of Newbury port; began to practice in Andover in 1768, and being in 1775
appointed surgeon 10 the regiment of Colonel James Frye, was present at the battle of Bunker Hill. Dr. K. had an extensive practice, was an early member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and was in the legislature several years and in the council in 1810–11. -- Drake's Dict. of