Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Abraham LincolnWashington, DCOctober 3, 1863An excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation.I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens…to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also…commend to His tender care all those who have b … [Read more...]