“And I do recommend that together with our Thanksgiving, humble Prayer may be offered to God, that we may be enabled, by the subsequent obedience of our Hearts and Manners, to testify the sincerity of our professions of Gratitude, in the sight of God and Man; and thus be prepared for the Reception of future Divine Blessings.” – Samuel Adams
You may read the text of Samuel Adams’ Thanksgiving Proclamation here:
A lot has been made about the proclamations by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This attention is a good maybe even a great thing. But, let’s never forget the thanksgiving proclamations in Jamestown, Plymouth Rock, and several founding fathers such as Samuel Adams – the “Father of the American Revolution”.