It thundered this morning from seven to nine, with some rain. I went with Barron to
Mr. Hilliard's, and gave him the petition, which we desired him to deliver to the
board of overseers. He told us we should not be so likely to succeed as we might if
the Senate were to attend; they are detained by Boston by public affairs, as this
is the last day on which the general Court propose to sit.1
However, the matter was not determined this day; but the gentlemen adjourned till
Friday, at Boston when some of the Senators may attend.
of Hebron, in Connecticut will be 26 the 7th. of this month. After having spent some
time both at New Haven, and at Dartmouth Colleges, he entered here just before last
Commencement: he proposes preaching, and is very superstitious and bigoted: he agreed
after last Commencement to chum with Child; but before they had lived together three
months, Child gave him six dollars to renounce his right to part of their chamber.
Sever was the first person who noticed him, when he came to College, and he rewarded
him by telling some lies concerning Sever, to a young lady, and in consequence of
this he had a violent dispute with him. He introduced himself to several of the best
families in town, and desired Mr. Read to introduce him to the worthy lads in our
Class, because, said he, “I wish to be intimate with those only that bear good characters.”
A character thus compounded of Superstition, impudence, hiprocrisy, and Avarice, will
not probably be popular any where: here he is universally despised or hated.