1757 November 17 (Thursday). Public Thanksgiving. I preached on 1 Chron. 188.8.131.52. Rain a.m. Therefore though I invited Monsieur LeBlanc and his Wife, they did not come. Peter dined with me. And Seeing it cleared away p.m., I Sent again for his Father and Mother; who came and Supped here. In the Eve Mr. Francis Whipple and his Wife came to see us; which would have been very acceptable to me, but that it was a means (together with the French people’s being here) of the Delay of our Evening Exercise to an unfit Lateness.