August 17, 1781

1781 August 17 (Friday).  Miss Hephzibah Parker finishes her Nursing Sophy; and Miss Mindwell Brigham came in her stead.  At Eve came Mr. Jonathan Batherick and Capt. Fisher came to talk with me about having another Quorister chosen instead of Mr. Elisha Parker.  They mention also Singing without Reading — and 5 times per Day.  Capt. Fisher excepts against my last Sermon: he uses indecent Reflections: which I was obliged to rebuke and restrain.