December 12, 1776

1776 December 12 (Thursday).  Thanksgiving, accompanyed with Humiliation and Supplication.  Preached on Ps. 97.1, “The Lord reigneth, let the Earth rejoice.”  Which may God bless to me and the whole Audience!  3 Soldiers give Thanks for safe Return, viz. Lt. Bond, Hannaniah Parker and Daniel Hardy.  Sir Stone (who keeps school at the South school-House) dined with us.  At Eve came Nathaniel Needham, and afterward his Father, Mr. Thomas Needham, from Ticonderoga, my Kinsmen.  They tarry with us to night.