Thanksgiving Day in July
ship Success, which was also of our fleet, having
been left behind when we sailed from England, came
into the harbor on the sixth of July, and then it was,
although our hearts were bowed down with grief
because of the death of Lady Arabella and the drowning
of Henry Winthrop, that our people decided we should
hold a service of thanksgiving to God because of His
having permitted all our company to arrive in safety.
Word was sent to the people of Charlestown, and to
those few men in the settlement which is called
Dorchester, that they might join with us in the service of
praise, and many came to Salem to hear the preaching
of Master Endicott,
and Governor Winthrop.