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1864: Happy Thanksgiving & President Lincoln's proclamation

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Pres Lincoln signed this proclamation in 1864, the last winter of the US Civil War:

“Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may be then, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe.
And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid, that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust, and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the great Disposer of events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased him to assign as a dwelling-place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.”

Of course, Thanksgiving has grown way beyond that proclamation.

More importantly, enjoy this day with your family!






Source: http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2019/11/1864-happy-thanksgiving-president.html



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