Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1777

This is the text of the Continental Congress’ November 1, 1777 national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation; as printed in the Journals of Congress.

Saturday, November 1, 1777

The committee appointed to prepare a recommendation to the several states, to set apart a day of public thanksgiving, brought in a report; which was taken into consideration, and agreed to as follows:

Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the
superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of; and it having pleased him in his abundant mercy not only to continue to us the innumerable bounties of his common providence, but also smile upon us in the prosecution of a just and necessary war, for the defense and establishment of our unalienable rights and liberties; particularly in that he hath been pleased in so great a measure to prosper the means used for the support of our troops and to crown our arms with most signal success: more @

6 Comments on Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1777

  1. Thursday, the 18th day of December next…

    I didnt know this. I was probably taught it back in the 60’s. (The era of quality education) but i just forgot

  2. But, But… We were not founded as a Christian nation (says those who want to rewrite history).

    Thank you for linking this! Love it!

  3. I must give thanks that the Buffalo Bills will more than cover tonight.
    Already up 31-6 though I had to give 7 points.
    Two hundred bucks earned sitting on my ass I feel like a true biden* voter…

    The only downside to winning a bet is I always feel I should have wagered more.
    I’m such an ass I can never be satisfied!

  4. OK! lets get our illustrious niggas out there being thankful that they flash mobbed the local mall (Please note that I used the correct slag word and not the N word)


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