Proclamation : Whereas it becomes us humbly to approach the throne of Almighty God ... Resolved, that it be recommended to the several states to appoint Thursday the ninth day of December next to be a day of public and solemn thanksgiving ... Done in Congress the twentieth day of October ... one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine ... State of Massachusetts-Bay. Council-chamber in Boston, November 3, 1779. Agreeable to the above recommendation of the Honorable Continental Congress ... do hereby appoint Thursday the ninth day of December next, to be observed ... as a day of public thanksgiving and praise .
Proclamation by the Council of Massachusetts-Bay on November 3, 1779 to appoint December ninth as a day of public thanksgiving, as recommended by the Continental Congress on October 20th.
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