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were conducted by the President, in the chapel.
After the devotions, Sumner and Babcock set out, leaving their comrades to follow.
Here the journal records a hazardous adventure of the advanced party:—
It was our determination to visit Mt. Holyoke.
On our arrival at the bottom of the hill, we went into a poor house and got a cheap breakfast.
We then started to ascend the mountain by an old and at present unfrequented path.
After going some ways, we came to a place where there were tw
Starting from Cambridge, we passed, by way of Sterling and Barre, to Amherst, where, arriving weary and footsore, we refreshed ourselves at the evening prayer in the college chapel.
From Amherst we walked to Northampton, and then, ascending Mount Holyoke, saw the valley of the Connecticut spread out before us, with river of silver winding through meadows of gold.
It was a scene of enchantment, and time has not weakened the impression it made.
From Northampton we walked to Deerfield, sleepin