November 20, 1819 – All the family except Br. Ruggles so far recovered from seasickness and so much accustomed to our new situation as to be able to make a regular division of time and to engage in systematic efforts for the improvement of our minds and 6 hours of the day in ordinary cases are to be considered as study hours. A scooner.
Lat. 33.11. Lon. 35. 52. (Thaddeus Journal)
Nov. 20th. This day, commenced in practice what we have for some time considered in theory, vis, system with respect to the disposition of time. We take an hour immediately after breakfast, for recitations. At the repeated request of the sisters, I take the office of instructress, at this, as also another hour after dinner. While I take this place to assist them in some branches, to which, in the providence of GOD, I have had opportunity to attend and they have not, may I do it meekly, and modestly, sensible that I also shall need, in various ways, their kind offices. Hope myself to be engaged in some study with sister T—looking to Mr. B—as an instructor. It is what I have long desired, to be under a regular course of instruction, that so this untutored mind may be disciplined. 0, may I see to it that I have in view but one object in whatever I attempt— the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom. With my eye to this along will GOD prosper me in my way. (Sybil Bingham)