Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving ...


Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that ...


Transcript for President Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation from October 3,. 1863. By the President of the United States. A Proclamation. The year  ...


Nov 22, 2018 ... 26, 1789, as a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all ...


Nov 24, 2013 ... Abraham Lincoln scholar Duncan Newcomer assembles a short prayer for Thanksgiving and for unity from the words of President Lincoln.


Nov 28, 2019 ... President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday in 1863 ... November 26, 1789, as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.


... pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln announces that ... called for an official celebratory “day of public thanksgiving and prayer.


A Spotlight on a Primary Source by Abraham Lincoln. ✓ ... next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.


The text of Abraham Lincoln's original Thanksgiving Day proclamation. ... resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer ...


Nov 28, 2019 ... It's unclear just how much Hale's letter influenced Lincoln, but on October 3 ... The Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by President Lincoln and authored ... Donald Trump Issues Thanksgiving Proclamation Encouraging Prayer.