The Class recite this week to Mr. Burr: but I was so unwell this morning that I did
not attend. We had in the afternoon the last lecture upon Trigonometry. Mr. W. recommended
to us to proceed upon the projection of the sphere and, upon conic sections. Mrs.
Cranch and Miss Betsey were here in the afternoon. The parts for the next exhibition1
were distributed. Putnam
has the English oration, Lloyd
the Latin, Chandler 3d. and White the forensic; and Learned, Mayo, Prentiss, Vose, Welch
, and Willard
the mathematical parts. The class are pleased with all except the first, which could
not possibly, have been given more to the surprize, of almost every one. Mr. Williams
in the evening pointed out to us, a number of the constellations in the Heavens.