Wednesday, November 25, 2009

History Speaks of Him From Whom All Blessings Flow

I couldn't have penned a more appropriate post, or a more worthy proclamation myself.

History speaks for itself, if only we listen.

Thanksgiving Proclamation

State of New-Hampshire. In Committee of Safety, Exeter, November 1, 1782 :

ORDERED,THAT the following Proclamation for a general THANKSGIVING on the twenty-eighth day of November [instant?], received from the honorable Continental Congress, be forthwith printed, and sent to the several worshipping Assemblies in this State, to whom it is recommended religiously to observe said day, and to abstain from all servile labour thereon.

M. WEARE, President.

By the United States in Congress assembled.


IT being the indispensable duty of all Nations, not only to offer up their supplications to ALMIGHTY GOD, the giver of all good, for his gracious assistance in a time of distress, but also in a solemn and public manner to give him praise for his goodness in general and especially for great and signal interpositions of his providence in their behalf ...

Therefore the United States in Congress assembled, taking into their consideration the many instances of divine goodness to these States, ...

... Do hereby recommend to the inhabitants of these States in general, to observe, and request the several States to interpose their authority in appointing and commanding the observation of THURSDAY the twenty-eight day of NOVEMBER next, as a day of solemn THANKSGIVING to GOD for all his mercies: and they do further recommend to all ranks, to testify to their gratitude to GOD for his goodness, by a cheerful obedience of his laws, and by promoting, each in his station, and by his influence, the practice of true and undefiled religion, which is the great foundation of public prosperity and national happiness.

Done in Congress, at Philadelphia, the eleventh day of October, in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, and of our Sovereignty and Independence, the seventh.

JOHN HANSON, President.
Charles Thomson, Secretary.


Melinda said...

Indeed! AMEN!

Deborah Ann said...

HALLELUJAH!!! Thank you for posting this. What a joy it is to read this proclamation to give the Lord God Almighty thanks!

Have a blessed, Holy Spirit filled Thanksgiving, my new sister in Christ!

Andrea said...

WOW! Yes, thank you, Kathleen, for posting this! It is so moving! If only our nation would return to its foundation! We must continue to pray!

Have a very, very blessed Thanksgiving with your dear family!



KelliGirl said...

Greetings from Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom.

Kathleen wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving with your wonderful family. Enjoy!

Rosezilla said...

Gives me happy chills. I appreciate you posting this. It really lifted my spirit. Happy Thanksgiving as we give thanks to our God and King.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What I wanted to do after reading this, was to rent a big billboard in the big cities of the US and display this. How far we as a nation have come from our roots. Thank you for sharing this inspiring piece.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I appreciate all of your kind and encouraging comments on my blog.

Beth E. said...

I agree with Andrea...what has happened to our country?

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kathleen...are you cooking for your family?

Denise said...

Amen. Praying your thanksgiving was filled with blessings.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

GREAT post....Taking a few hours to read some favorite of my favorite things to do and something I have done very little of in recent days. You still have time to stop by my holiday blog and be eligible for 2 great giveaways.....