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American Papers: National Thanksgiving Proclamation—1789

Thanksgiving   In 1789, both houses of Congress requested that George Washington acknowledge the many favors of Almighty God with a national day of thanksgiving and...

Lincoln—National Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving ... no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to...

John Adams—To Abigail (July 3 [evening], 1776)

American Correspondence, Democratic Thinker John Adams writes to his wife expanding his earlier notification about a declaration agreed to by the Second Continental Congress. The second...

Flag Day—Fly Your Flag

Democratic Thinker, Flag Day The Flag is Passing By. ————— Hats off! The flag, the flag is passing by, Along the street there comes A blaze of bugles, a ruffle...

Memorial Day—Remember the Veterans

Democratic Thinker, Memorial Day Following Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, the Federal batteries begin to fire triumphal salutes. General Grant orders the...