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The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles, Vol. 3
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch
Published by C. Scribner's Sons, New York
Location of original: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts
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  SEPTEMBER 12-25, 1792 475
 13. Last Eveng Dr Edwds preached the Concio ad Clerum in the Chapel; as in Morng did Revd Mr. Hinsdale on Evid. of Revelation. This day at XI Revd Mr. Hart preached before the African Society at the Brick-where afterwards Timo Pitkin Esq. delivered an Orat. before the P. B. K. Society, with great applause.
  The Corpora sat. Mr. Tutor Gay resigned the Tutorship & we elected by Ballot Mr. Jona Walter Edwds Tutor. The Butler Sir Trumb. resigned, tho' he might have staid another year, & Sir Lathrop was chosen Butler. We appointed Committees-conversed on Funds-& on new Coll. Edifice, & agreed to get Materials-- Voted Salaries-did Business till X at Night. Adjourned to meet in Liby Oct. 23. next.
  14. Committee viewg Coll. Ground & considg the Plan & Materials fsor College Edifice.
  15. Relaxation & Amusement. Admitted 33. Fr. & 2 Soph.
  16. Ldsdy. I attended at Dr Danas all day. A.M. I heard Rev. David Austin.  P.M. Mr. Gray of Boston a Candidate.
  17. Copeland Stiles & family left us for Philada. He came here 10th August.
  18. My Wife set out for Rh. Isld. in the Stage.
  20. I sat out on a Journey1 to Albany & Ball To.
  23. Ldsdy.  Kept Sabbath & preached for Rev. Mr. Bartlet of Reading.
  24. Rode thro' Ridgfield to Rev. Mr. Meads2 æt. 66 of lower Salem. Lodged Mr. Meads. Isaac Foster still at Bedford in the Parsonage House, but dont preach-drinks a Qut Rum a day. Wife handsome but mentis inops.  Poor.  Works for Col. Sacket.  A Devil incarnate-an abandoned Minister!3
  25. Rode to Yorkto or Crumpond & attended a Presbytery. Attended an Eveng Lect.-heard Mr. Jackson a Cand.-Disciple of Mr. Lewis-studied 5 or 6 y. & finished one y. at Mr. Lewis Acady 4- licensd last Spring-called to 2 Cong., Marlboro &c.

  1 A few notes on this journey are inserted from the MS. Itinerary.
  2 Solomon Mead (Yale 1748).
  3 Isaac Foster, not a College graduate, was settled over the Congregational Church in West Stafford, Conn., from 1764 to 1781, when he was deposed from the ministry for heretical doctrine. In June, 1791, he came to Bedford, N. Y., and supplied the pulpit for nearly a year, or until the meetinghouse was closed to him on authentic information of previous misconduct.
  4 Rev. Amzi Lewis (Yale 1768) conducted a famous academy in North Salem, Westchester County, N. Y.

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