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Geese and pyes

Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating! In case you need some help planning your day tomorrow, here's an account from the diary of Jeremiah Evarts, Class of 1802, recounting his first Thanksgiving at Yale in 1798:

"Nov. 29. Thanksgiving Day. Went to meeting and heard the President preach from Psalms 2nd 11th. Ate dinner at half after 3 which was composed of roasted geese, pyes, and different kinds of sauce. After we had eaten awhile the bones of the fowls began to fly so that they darkened the room almost, until thanks were returned, when I came out. Drank some wine at dinner. Went to prayers—one of the seniors read a sermon. In the evening, went to a collection of our class, drank some wine, &c."

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