November 17, 1757

1757 November 17 (Thursday).  Public Thanksgiving.  I preached on 1 Chron.  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.