1779 December 31 (Friday). Jejun.[?] and Prec. Reflections on the Year past, with praise for Preservation and numberless Benefits. Humiliation and Penitence for Ingrat. Deficiencies and Miscarriages. May a gracious and merciful God remitt through Jesus Christ — So teach me to number my Days that I may apply my Heart to true Wisdom! Lt. John Forbes from Otter Creek here and gives me account of the State of Vermont.