THE PRESIDENCY: Thanksgiving

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 . . . that we may all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks—for His kind care and protection of the people of this country—for the signal and manifold, mercies and the favorable interposition of His providence—for the great degree of tranquillity, . union and plenty which we have...

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