At Colledge, a very warm morning, at 11 Disputed on this question (viz) systema Copernicanum
est verum mundi systema.1
1. In preparation for the public disputations at commencement, junior and senior sophisters
were expected to dispute twice weekly in class. These recitations or exercises in
logic were heard by the tutor of the class in his own room, those of the Class of
1755 by Tutor Joseph Mayhew in Massachusetts 5. (Morison, Three Centuries of Harvard, p. 25; MH-Ar:Faculty Records, Meeting of 6 March 1752, and District Reports, 1st ser., 1752–1755;
entry of 25 June, below.)
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.