[NSRCA-discussion] FW: Its not about Pilgrims, Indians and Turkey!

George Kennie geobet4evr at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 07:04:44 AKST 2011

Thank you Michael !

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Michael S. Harrison <
drmikedds at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> This is from a friend of mine, thought you might find this interesting.***
> *
> Mike ****
> ** **
> *From:* Dr. Lee Hinson [mailto:hinsondds at windstream.net]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:50 AM
> *To:* 'bt Wallace'; Helen Wallace; 'McNew, Mike'; 'Nick Perry'; 'Frank
> Gibson'; 'Dennis Stevens'; 'Roy L. Hinson'; Becky Kilburn; C. Wallace
> Hinson; Dan Lovelady; Harry Canham; Hunter; Jerzy Makowski; Joe Sullivan;
> Lynn Jessup; Mike Harrison; Mike Wallace; Mitzi Aaron; Paula Sullivan;
> SHARON BALE; Tammy M. Bartlett; Wes Hall
> *Subject:* Its not about Pilgrims, Indians and Turkey!****
> ** **
> Apologies to those of you who have had received this from me in the past,
> but, please read….****
> ** **
> George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation ****
> Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of
> Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly
> to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress
> have, by their joint committee, requested me to *"recommend to the people
> of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be
> observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors
> of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to
> establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"* ****
> Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of
> November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service
> of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the
> good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in
> rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and
> protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a
> nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable
> interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late
> war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have
> since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been
> enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and
> happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the
> civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we
> have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all
> the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
> ****
> And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and
> supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to
> pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in
> public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties
> properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to
> all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and
> constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to
> protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown
> kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and
> concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue,
> and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto
> all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be
> best. ****
> Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D.
> 1789. ****
> **[image: http://wilstar.com/holidays/wash_sig.gif]******
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