Went to meeting in the forenoon, and heard Mr. Wibird preach. That most pleasing part
of his performances is his reading the psalms: I never heard any person read Poetry
with so much propriety, and energy. He appears inspired at those times, though never
in his own discourses. I did not go in the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Gannett pass'd by in the afternoon, on their return to Cambridge. When
they got to Hingham, Mrs. Gannett found herself so ill, that she could not proceed
any further, and therefore determined to come back.
We went in to Mrs. Apthorp's with the young Ladies this evening. Miss Charlotte, who
but a twelve month agone, was as stiff as buckram, and speechless as a Statue, has
been for a few months at school in Boston, and is become quite a prateapace, full
of airs and laughter: a few years more however may give her judgment, and they say
she is not destitute of sense.