Excerpts from George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

“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;…

“Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be;…

“…for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.”

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1780.

(signed) G. Washington


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4 Responses to

  1. Lengel November 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    I love this. Thank you for posting! How blessed we are to have had him and his wisdom!

    • Lori November 25, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      I love it, too. Hopefully it will help us all remember that he was a godly man that seeked inspiration from our Almighty God. And also that he acknowledged God in all things and wanted us to express our gratitude.

  2. Miki November 27, 2012 at 1:06 am #

    Hey Lori!

    I found it (your blog)! Thanks for giving me the address. It was really fun to catch up with you for a few minutes yesterday. I already have to go! Kids are home and it’s homework time! Your blog looks great. I can’t promise to look as much as I would like to, but it’s nice to have a way to stay connected. Thank you Lori!

    • Lori November 30, 2012 at 8:48 am #

      Hooray, Miki. I’m glad you found my blog and like it. Come back and visit anytime, I’d love to stay in touch.

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