Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1795, Massachusetts

This is the text of a Proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise issued by Samuel Adams (Signer of the Declaration of Independence), while he was serving as governor of Massachusetts. The proclamation was issued on October 14, 1795 declaring November 19, 1795 the day of Thanksgiving.   Published by Authority. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1796, Massachusetts

Samuel Adams (1722-1803) issued this October 6, 1796 proclamation for a day of Thanksgiving for December 15, 1796 as governor of Massachusetts. The text and image of the proclamations are taken from Thomas’s Massachusetts Spy published on October 26, 1796. BY AUTHORITY. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By the Governor A PROCLAMATION FOR A DAY OF PUBLIC [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1797, Massachusetts

The following proclamation was issued by Increase Sumner as Governor of Massachusetts on October 23, 1797 as printed in the Columbian Centinel. It was proclaiming a day of Thanksgiving and Praise on November 30, 1797. BY AUTHORITY. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Increase Sumner, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A Proclamation, FOR [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1800, Massachusetts

The following proclamation was issued on September 26, 1800 by Caleb Strong as Massachusetts Governor as printed in the Columbian Centinel. This proclamation was for a day of Thanksgiving on November 27, 1800. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency Caleb Strong, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A Proclamation, For a Day of Public [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1806, Rhode Island

This proclamation was issued by Rhode Island's lieutenant-governor, Isaac Wilbour on November 3, 1806 as printed in the Newport Mercury. It was proclaiming a day of Thanksgiving and Praise on November 27, 1806. BY HIS HONOUR ISAAC WILBOUR, ESQ. Lieutenant Governor of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence-Plantations.A PROCLAMATION.  WHEREAS the General Assembly of the [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1811, Massachusetts

This is the text of a proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving, Praise and Prayer, issued by Elbridge Gerry (Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Framer of the Bill of Rights), while he was serving as governor of Massachusetts. The proclamation was issued on October 22, 1811 and was declaring November 21, 1811 to be [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1813, New Jersey

This proclamation was issued by New Jersey governor, Aaron Ogden, for a day of Thanksgiving on January 1, 1813. It was printed in the National Intelligencer on December 15, 1812. STATE OF NEW-JERSEY BY AARON OGDEN, Governor, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the State of New Jersey and territories thereunto belonging, Chancellor and [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1813, Massachusetts

This is the written text of a proclamation for a day of public thanksgiving and prayer given by Caleb Strong (Delegate to the Constitutional Convention), Governor of Massachusetts. The proclamation was issued on October 8, 1813 and was declaring November 25, 1813 a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer.   Commonwealth of Massachusetts By His Excellency, [...]

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Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1822, New Hampshire

October 28, 1822 State of New Hampshire. By the Governor, A Proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving. Gratitude to God, whose power upholds, and whose bounty surrounds us with innumerable sources of enjoyment and of happiness, is our obvious duty as intelligent and dependent beings. That opportunity may be afforded us publicly and united to [...]

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