Today's American Minute — Thanksgiving Proclamations: Washington

Thanksgiving Proclamations: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, Roosevelt, & more - American Minute with Bill Federer

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Thanksgiving Proclamations: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, Roosevelt, & more - American Minute with Bill Federer

After traitor Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point was thwarted, the Continental Congress proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, October 18, 1780:
"In the late remarkable interposition of His watchful providence, in the rescuing the person of our Commander-in-Chief and the army from imminent dangers, at the moment when treason was ripened for execution ... it is therefore recommended ... a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer ... to confess our unworthiness ... and to offer fervent supplications to the God of all grace ... to cause the knowledge of Christianity to spread over all the earth."

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