President Lincoln and Thanksgiving Day

May we, the USA of today, do the same-thank God for His blessings and repent of our sins, both personal and national…America, bless God!

Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - Christiana on the narrow way

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Colossians 4:2

NKJV

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving…


Proclamation of Thanksgiving

“The document below sets apart the last Thursday of November ‘as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.’ According to an April 1, 1864, letter from John Nicolay, one of President Lincoln’s secretaries, this document was written by Secretary of State William Seward, and the original was in his handwriting. On October 3, 1863, fellow Cabinet member Gideon Welles recorded in his diary how he complimented Seward on his work. A year later the manuscript was sold to benefit Union troops.”

Alexander Gardner, American born in Scotland - Abraham Lincoln and his second son Thomas Tad, Google Art Project

Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from…

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