1863/10 - Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamations

1863/10 - Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamations

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1863 - Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamations - "...set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving.."

Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamations​


View attachment 391234Abraham Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation in the spring of 1862, and a second one in the summer of 1863; each of his proclamations gave thanks for victories in battle. These proclamations are NOT regarded as the originators of the presidential Thanksgiving proclamations, because they are giving thanks for specific victories...

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