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Wilbur Cross Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thanksgiving Proclamation by Gov. Wilbur Cross.

                             State of Connecticut

                  By his Excellency  Wilber  Cross , Govenor; a

                                      Proclamation

"Time out of mind at this turn of the seasons when the hardy oak leaves rustle in the wind and the frost gives a tang to the air and the dusk falls early and the friendly evenings  lenthen under the heel of Orion, it has seemed  good to our people tp join together in praising the Creator and Preserver who has brought us by a way we did not know to the end of another year."

"In observance of this custom, I appoint Thursday, the twenty-sixth of November  as  a  Day  of

                                Public Thanksgiving

for the blessings  that have been our common lot and have placed our beloved State  with the favored  regions of the t-- for all the creature comforts --the yield of the soil that has fed us, and the richer yield from labor of every kind that has sustained our lives--for all these  things that quicken man's faith in his manhood , that nourish and strenthen his spirit to do the great work before him--for the brotherly word and act-- for honor held above price--for steadfast courage and zeal in the search for the truth-- for liberty and justice freey granted by each to his fellow ansd so freely enjoyed--and for the crowning glory and mercy and peace upon our land-- that we may humbly tkae heart of these blessings as we gather once again with solemn and festive rites to keep our Harvest Home"

GIven under my hand and seal this twelfth day of November in the Year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty six and of of the Independance of the United Sates the one hundred and sixty-first.

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