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PROCLAMATIONS, 1924. 1971 BY ·rn1=: Pnzsmmrr or rim Uurrmn Srarms or Ammuca A PROCLAMATION. We approach that season of the year when it has been the custom ,9Q§°¤"’**'*'* D“>'· for the American people to give thanks for the good fortune which rmmma. the bounty of Providence, through the generosity of nature, has visited upon them. It is altoget er :. good custom. It has the sanction of antiquity and the approbation of our religious convictions. In acknowledging the receipt of Divine favor, in contemplating the blessipgs which have been bestowed-upon us, we shall reveal the spixiritu strength of the nation. The year as been marked by a continuation of peace whereby our country has entered into a relationshigvof better understandirég with all the other nations of the earth. ays have been reveal to us by which we could mom very great service through the giving of friendly counsel, t ugh the extension of financial assistance, and through the exercise of a spirit of neighborly kindliness to less favored peoples. We should give thanks for the power which has been given into our keeping, with which we have een able to render these services to the rest of mankind. At home we have continually had an improving) state of the public health. The production of our industries has een large and our harvests have een bountiful. We have been remarkably free from disorder and remarkabhy successful in all those (pursuits which flourish durixggi a state o domestic peace. An abun ant pros erity has overspre the land. We shall do well to accept all these Favors and bounties with a becoming humilitg, and dedicate them to the service of the righteous cause of the iver of all good and perfect gifts. As the nation has prospered let all the people show that they areal worthy to prosper by rededicating America to the service of God an man. THEREFORE, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the ,,,'*"{g:*•,{·N, °'·¤, lb; United States of America, hereby proclaim and fix Thursday, the Tiunkshivius my. twenty-seventh day of November, as a day for National Thanksgiving. I recommend that the peopleggather in their places of worship, and at the family altars, an o er up their thanks for the gloodness which has been s own to them in suc a multitude of ways. specially I urge them to suplplicate the Throne of Grace that they may gat er strength from their tribulations, that they may gain humility from their victories, that the may bear without complaining the burdens that shall be placed ufpon them, and that the may be increasingly worthy in all ways o the blessings that shall come to them. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the great seal of the United States. DONE at the City of Washington this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and [emu] twenty-four, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and forty-ninth. Carvm Coonmom By the President: Cmuuxs E. Hooims Secretary of State.