December 31, 1779

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.