It has been agreed by the neighbors to observe Friday next as a day of thanksgiving in accordance with Gov. Brough’s proclamation. I sent John with a note to the Briggs’ McClures’ and McTaggarts requesting them to inform Harveys’ Lewis’ & any other families who would like to join with us in a picnic to be held at the Church in the after noon, Mr Curtis to conduct the religious exercises &c —
Nancy has been cooking all day — making cake, pies, tarts, baking meat &c — &c — preparing for tomorrow.
Mrs Cutler, Mrs Kate McLean, & little Sarah took dinner at Mr. Burgess’s Lucy Dawes came down on the train with Maggie and also took dinner there. She came down here in the afternoon but the others went to Mrs Dickeys to tea. Kate spent the night at A. S. Baileys —