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Browsing: Early Diary of John Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-02-01-02-0004-0001-0003

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1753-06-10

10 Sunday.

At Colledge a clear morning. Heard Mr. Appleton expound those words in 1. Cor. 12 Chapt. 7 first verses, and in the afternoon heard him preach from those words in 26 of Mathew 41 verse, watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.1
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1. Harvard students attended services on Sundays in the First Church of Cambridge (Morison, Three Centuries of Harvard , p. 94). This was a structure built in 1706, since known as “the third meetinghouse,” which was replaced in 1756. “Facing the south, it stood on Watch House Hill southwest of the present Lehman Hall” (Hamilton V. Bail, Views of Harvard: A Pictorial Record to 1860, Cambridge, 1949, p. 41). Its minister was Rev. Nathaniel Appleton (1693–1784), Harvard 1712 (Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates , 5:599–609).