Went to the Presbyterian Meeting and heard Mr. Sprout in the forenoon. He uses no
Notes—dont appear to have any. Opens his Bible and talks away. Not a very numerous,
nor very polite Assembly.
Dined at our Lodgings at Mrs. Yards, with Major De boor2
a French Gentleman, a Soldier, Mr. Webb, and another.
Went in the Afternoon to Christ Church, and heard Mr. Coombs [Coombe]. This is a more noble Building, and a genteeler Congregation. The Organ and a new
Choir of Singers, were very musical. Mr. Coombs is celebrated here as a fine Speaker.
He is sprightly, has a great deal of Action, speaks distinctly. But I confess, I am
not charmed with his oratory. His Style was indifferent, his Method, confused. In
one Word, his Composition was vastly inferiour to the ordinary Sermons of our How,
Hunt, Chauncey, Cooper, Elliot, and even Stillman. Mr. Mifflin spent the Sunday Evening
with Us, at our Lodgings.