Thanksgiving Sermons (Classic Reprint)

Thanksgiving Sermons (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Thanksgiving Sermons The author is aware that Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday. In some form it has existed in the nation almost from the beginning. In 1621 Governor Bradford made provision for a day Of rejoicing after the gathering Of the first harvest by the New England colonists. In 1623 a drought prevailed, and a day of fasting was ap pointed. The rain came while prayers were rising, and the day was promptly changed to one of thanksgiving. The governors of the colonies fixed the custom for our people. During the Revolutionary War, Congress annually recommended a day Of thanksgiv ing. In 1864 President Lincoln sent forth a proclamation for a national thanksgiving, and the example of the Great Commoner has been followed by all of his successors in the Presidency. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 348g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 4 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243178662
  • 9780243178667