November 27th, 2019

High School Resource: Karpeles Document: George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

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High School Resource

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Signed by President George Washington on October 3, 1789, this was the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation under the Constitution. William Jackson authored the original draft.

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