August 19, 1745

1745 August 19 (Monday).  Mr. Parker of Newton here — his Discourse very much of one Bird,[1] a preacher among them.

[1]Samuel Bird was expelled from Harvard College, May 11, 1744, because he was “notoriously guilty of the most intollerable impudence, Arrogance and Contempt of Superiours, and especially of Ministers of the Gospel.”  He already had New-Light tendencies.  He came minister of Dunstable, 1747-1751, and later of the White Haven Church, New Haven, SHG 11:359-364,