July 6, 1748

1748 July 6 (Wednesday).  Attended Commencement.  Was chiefly at Sir Wards[1] and Sir Cushings.[2]  Din’d in the Hall.  The afternoon prov’d very rainy and into Night.  The Presidents Oration was a Lamenting of the disadvantages and Disrepute which Learning was fallen under in these Times, and Satyrical Invective against those who were the Sad Causes of our gloomy state.  N.B. Neither the Governor nor the Lieutenant Governor present.  The former gone his journey to Albany.  I lodg’d at Mother Champneys.

[1]Artemas Ward of Shrewsbury.

[2]Jacob Cushing, the son of the Reverend Job Cushing of Shrewsbury.