This is the original text of: George Washington and Thanksgiving, by New Christian Bible Study Staff
People associate Abraham Lincoln with the American Thanksgiving holiday, and that's true; Lincoln revived a practice that had been started by the first president, George Washington. It's interesting to see the high moral, spiritual purposes that Washington saw as the needed underpinnings of the new United States.
Created or translated by: New Christian Bible Study Staff
Date of creation: 2017
Credit: The brief article is by the New Christian Bible Study editorial staff. The main text of Washington's proclamation is from Founders Online, National Archives. “Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified June 29, 2017, founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/05-04-02-0091. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, vol. 4, 8 September 1789–15 January 1790, ed. Dorothy Twohig. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993, pp. 131–132.]
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