that in this place we have  cause this day for devoted Thanksgiving to God because we have had such opportunity the past year not only to witness his works of creation but to experience kind and most beneficient providence.  Not only to witness his providence but also his works of grace!  What could God have done more for us that he has not done!  If we should live to witness fifty succeeding Thanksgivings probably we shall never in so many respects have occasion to recount so vast a variety of mercies from heaven and this is a peculiar Thanksgiving such as one as many of us have never witnessed and shall never witness again.  Let us inspire within us peculiar gratitude, a peculiar sense of our unworthiness and a peculiar spirit of prayer and praise.  O give thanks unto the Lord for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.  O that men would parise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men.  Blessed be he Lord forevermore.  Amen and amen.