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Proclamation of Thanksgiving This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving.

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Abraham Lincoln, father of the Thanksgiving holiday. Sure, the Pilgrims are credited with starting the tradition of Thanksgiving in America.But declaring Thanksgiving a formal holiday required a ...

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Abraham Lincoln himself called for a day of thanks in April 1862, following Union victories at Fort Donelson, Fort Henry and at Shiloh, and again in the summer of 1863 after the Battle of Gettysburg.

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN By the President: WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State. During his presidency Abraham Lincoln issued a total of nine proclamations of prayer, fasting, or thanksgiving. The first one was issued on August 12, 1861, in response to a request from Congress. Proclamation of a National Fast Day August 12, 1861

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Lincoln and Thanksgiving have something more important to say to us. Thanksgiving deserves your attention. If only for a few hours one Thursday every year, take the time to appreciate and give thanks for all that is before you, even in times of trial, like Lincoln. Lincoln and Thanksgiving.

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Lincoln’s decision to call for a national Thanksgiving came at the urging of a far-sighted and persistent magazine editor who believed such a celebration would have a “deep moral influence ...

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We celebrate Thanksgiving because of this poignant proclamation from Abraham Lincoln. ... Lincoln suggested that Thanksgiving would be an occasion not just to celebrate bounty but to grieve loss ...

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To celebrate the connection between Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving, I decided to make a seasonal recipe from Miss Leslie’s Complete Cookery. Mary Todd Lincoln taught herself to cook with this ...

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Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress. Thomas Jefferson chose not to observe the holiday, and its celebration was intermittent until the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, when Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1863, during the American Civil War.

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On this day in 1863, expressing gratitude for a pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln announces that the nation will celebrate an official Thanksgiving holiday on ...