Hannah Hickok (Smith) in her 1784–1786 Journals mentioned a trip to Vermont to stay at her uncle’s house and teach. Some of the terms were mentioned when Hannah was in Castleton, Vermont.
Conversation or discussion.
To communicate thoughts or ideas in a formal manner. Ex.: to discourse on the properties of the circle.
A formal inquiry into any subject, using arguments or discussion of the facts that may make the truth clear. It is usually applied to a written treatise.
Fast days had been proclaimed from the start of Puritans settling New England. Hannah indicated Connecticut’s Governor Trumbull still called for fast days.
Mixture of beer or rum, with sugar or molasses, eggs, and cream.
A top-floor or attic room.
Rude, intrusive, meddler.
A medicine that purges; a laxative.
Aromatic white-flowered plant of the parsley family, with fern-like leaves.
Fine, thin woven silk.
Some definitions from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.