Sunday, September 8, 2013

Early Thanksgiving Proclamation

From Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 2:26:

This is one of the earliest proclamations using the word Thanksgiving that I have seen.  This is from the year 1665.

1 comment:

  1. Although it's not a proclamation per se, the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) at XXI.V could be said to provide warrant for such by describing "solemn fastings, and thanksgivings upon special occasions" as an appropriate part of worship.