November 29th, 1866

March 4, 2008

Thanksgiving Day.

Proclaimed by the President of the United States, by the Governor of the State, and by the Ecclesiastical authority. We had service in the College Chapel at quarter to eleven – just the service appropriate to the day, without a sermon. It took three-quarters of an hour. The music went well. There were more students present than I expected.

In the evening we had our students’ party. They danced in both parlors till one o’clock to the music of a piano and violin. The Hackmen scolded tremendously because the young people could not be gotten away, and they had to stand in the rain from one to two hours. There were only a few students here who did not dance, and those were much interested in looking on.

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