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Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

By the President of the United States of America. a 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—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

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—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

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Jane
Jane
13 days ago

Memory Eternal for the Father of Our Nation! God Bless America land that I love!

Ulfbehrt
Ulfbehrt
13 days ago

Thankful for the resource that you continue to provide here at NCRenegade. I only know of the two main authors but thank you both and anyone else in the periphery. I look forward to shaking both your hands one day. May God continue to bless your efforts.

tom finley
tom finley
13 days ago

We need just one new amendment once our Republic is restored, No legislation or EO shall be submitted that does not meet strict constitutional standards. No exceptions.

enn ess
enn ess
13 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving all. And may the Lord shine His guiding light upon us all and give us strength.
Long Liver Our Republic.

strider 777
strider 777
13 days ago

From great and godly men like George Washington to despicable and ungodly men like Joe Biden, what a fall it has been. Lord Jesus, forgive us our sins and have mercy on us. Help us to restore our once noble and great republic. Amen.

W Duck
W Duck
12 days ago

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