Rain'd hard almost all day. We had a Class meeting, after Prayers for determining
the matter, concerning a Valedictory Oration. By dint of obstinate impudence, Vociferation,
and noise; the minority so wearied out those on the other side, that several of them
went out, after which, a Vote was pass'd, ratifying the proceedings of the last meeting.
Johnson, Sever, and Chandler 3d. were then chosen as a committee to inform the President
of the proceedings in the Class, and the meeting was dissolved. We had a meeting of
the ΦBK, at Burge's Chamber. Bridge, and Abbot, read a forensic, on the Question,
“whether internal tranquillity, be a proof of Prosperity in a Republic.” Freeman and
<myself> Adams were the extemporaneous disputants. The Society then adjourned till this day
fortnight, when they are to meet at Little's Chamber, immediately after Prayers.