Monday, November 23, 2015

George Washington’s October 3, 1789, Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789 as an official holiday of "sincere and humble thanks." The nation then celebrated its first Thanksgiving under its new Constitution. 
View a fascimilie of President George Washington's proclamation. 
Thanksgiving proclamation

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