July 17, 1765

1765 July 17 (Wednesday).  Mr. Loyd very generous in shooing my Horse round, gratis, and divers other kind services.  My Daughter and I rode to Cambridge.  Put up Chair and Horse at Mr. Hicks’s.  We attended the Commencement.  Sir Rice waited on Sarah to his Chamber, and to the Meeting-House.  N.B. The largest Class which have ever come out of College.  And for the Attendants The greatest Multitude that, I think, I ever saw.  The Exercises very entertaining: Especially the English oration, the English Dialogue, and the Anthem at the Close.  I dined in the New, Sumptuous Hall.  Mr. Loring returned Thanks.  Was obliged to deny Mr. Fessendens Request of going to Cape Ann.  Supped at Mr. Appletons.  Mr. Haven and his Wife, and a son, there.  Lodged at Sister Barretts.