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11/22/14 Weekend Grif.Net – Proclamation of the First Thanksgiving Holiday

11/22/14 Weekend Grif.Net – Proclamation of the First Thanksgiving Holiday

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 then be as a day of
Thanksgiving and Praise to Almighty God the beneficent Creator and Ruler of
the Universe.

And I do farther 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.

– Abraham Lincoln
October 20, 1864

[Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings, Roy P. Basler, ed. (New York:
The World Publishing Co., 1946), 761]

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Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”