Throwback Thursday: Thanksgiving 1779

On October 30, 1779 a proclamation was published in The Pennsylvania Packet and signed: DONE IN CONGRESS the twentieth day of October, in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, and in the fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America.  – SAMUEL HUNTINGTON, President. The proclamation read as follows: WHEREAS it becomes us humbly to approach the throne of Almighty God, with gratitude and praise, for the wonders which his goodness has wrought in conducting our forefathers to this Western world; for his protection to them and to their posterity, amid difficulties and dangers; for raising us their children from deep distress, to be numbered among the nations of the earth; and for arming the hands of just and mighty Princes in our deliverance; and especially for that he hath been pleased to grant us the enjoyment of health, and so to order the revolving seasons, that the earth hath produced her increase in abundance, blessing the labours of the husbandman and spreading plenty through the land; that he hath prospered our arms and those of our ally, been a shield to our troops in the hour of danger, pointed their swords to victory and led them in triumph over the bulwarks of the foe; that he hath gone with those who went out into the wilderness against the savage tribes; that he hath stayed the hand of the spoiler, and turned back his meditated destruction; that he hath prospered our commerce and given success to those who fought the enemy on the face of the deep; and above all, that...

Throwback Thursday: In Case You Missed These Articles Last Year

No article today . . . but in case you missed these last year, you might want to check them out (or re-read them again): What Thanksgiving Is Really All About (Part 1) What Thanksgiving Is Really All About (Part 2) Thanksgiving Day Parades Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone have a great day — someday it will be history! © Sharon Hall (History Depot), 2014. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new...