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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's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation ... in the United States until the fall of 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring that the last Thursday in November would be a day of national thanksgiving. While Lincoln issued the proclamation, credit for making Thanksgiving a national holiday should go to ...

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Editor's note: The following is a proclamation from Abraham Lincoln on Thanksgiving Day, October 20, 1864. It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with ...

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Abraham Lincoln and the “Mother of Thanksgiving” On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, get the full story behind one of America’s favorite holidays. Author:

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The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they ...

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We celebrate Thanksgiving because of this poignant proclamation from Abraham Lincoln A U.S. Park Police officer walks past the Lincoln Memorial in September 2011. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

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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 THE FIRST IN AN UNBROKEN SERIES OF AUTUMN PROCLAMATIONS: THANKSGIVING DAY 1863 by ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – A PROCLAMATION The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.

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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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Thanksgiving has been celebrated in the United States ever since. The copy of Lincoln’s Proclamation featured here was printed in Harper’s Weekly on October 17, 1863, to help spread the word about the day of observance.