Proclamation of Thanksgiving
I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
- Sarah Hale’s letter to the President (fascinating document overall – scroll to page 12):
- What Was on the Menu at the First Thanksgiving?:
- Who were the Pilgrims?
- Who are the Wampanoag?
- Sarah Josepha Hale: