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Happy Thanksgiving Patriots! (Open Thread)

 Bridgette@WTPOTUS 2012

George Washington’s

First National Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
Under the Constitution

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City of New York, October 3, 1789.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee 77  requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”78

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