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 was started by the first president, George Washington. Take a look at the 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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