Excerpt from War a Discipline: A Sermon Preached in Calvary Church, San Francisco, on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1864
Such feasts of harvest, therefore, become all men and not least of all, Californians. First, manifestly, among our occasions of praise are our agricultural blessings. California has a thousand things to be thankful for. In regard of manifold interests, a bright and boundless future lies before her.
Her mines are inexhaustible. The whole land shows like a cabinet which the great Father has stored for the delight of his children. Yea, like a treasure vault, whose riches might suffice for the traffic of the world. Verily, in comparison with other lands, is the old prophecy fulfilled For brass God hath given us gold and for iron, silver and for wood, brass; and for stones, iron. California may well be thankful for her treasures of the earth.
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