Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1791, Massachusetts

The following is the text of a Proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise, issued by John Hancock (Signer of the Declaration of Independence), while he was serving as governor of Massachusetts. The proclamation was issued October 5, 1791 and was declaring November 17, 1791 the day of Thanksgiving.   Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1909

  This is the text of a Thanksgiving Day proclamation issued by President William Howard Tafton November 15, 1909. [Thanksgiving- 1909.] By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The season of the year has returned when, in accordance with the reverent custom established by our forefathers, the people of the United [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1777

  This is the text of the Continental Congress' November 1, 1777 national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation; as printed in the Journals of Congress. Saturday, November 1, 1777 The committee appointed to prepare a recommendation to the several states, to set apart a day of public thanksgiving, brought in a report; which was taken into consideration, [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1775, Massachusetts

This is a proclamation given by the city council of Watertown, Massachusetts for a day of Thanksgiving as printed in The Pennsylvania Evening Post. The proclamation was issued on November 4, 1775 for the day of Thanksgiving on November 23, 1775. A Proclamation For A Public Thanksgiving. Although in consequence of the unnatural, cruel, and [...]

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Proclamation – America Seeks God in a Time of War – 1777

In light of America's current war in Iraq and ongoing war against terrorism, the actions of our Founding Fathers in times of war are instructive. This is the text of the first national day of thanksgiving in America (set for December 18, 1777), declared by the Continental Congress on November 1, 1777: IN CONGRESS November [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1778, New Hampshire

Following is the handwritten New Hampshire Thanksgiving proclamation issued by the state President Meshech Weare (signed by him and John Langdon) on November 19, 1778, declaring December 10, 1778 the day of Thanksgiving. The transcription of this proclamation has been updated to include modern grammar and spelling. Meshech Weare (1713-1786), graduated from Harvard in 1735 [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1779, Pennsylvania

Joseph Reed (1741-1785) was born in New Jersey; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1757; and practiced law in New Jersey and Philadelphia. He served in the American army as aide-de-camp and secretary to George Washington (1775) and as Adjutant General (1776-1777). Reed was a member of the Continental Congress in [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1780, Massachusetts

John Hancock (1737-1793) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the president of the Continental Congress, and governor of Massachusetts. It was during his time as governor that he issued the following November 8, 1780 proclamation declaring a day of Thanksgiving for December 7, 1780. (See other proclamations issued by John Hancock and others [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1781, Massachusetts

John Hancock (1737-1793) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the president of the Continental Congress, and governor of Massachusetts. It was during his time as governor that he issued the following November 8, 1781 proclamation declaring a day of Thanksgiving for December 7, 1781. (See other proclamations issued by John Hancock and others [...]

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