Proclamation of Thanksgiving Day in Rhode Island

Proclamation of Thanksgiving Day in Rhode Island

      Proclamation of Thanksgiving Day in Rhode Island as Nov. 28, 1867 by Governor Ambrose Everett Burnside. (1867)

After serving as a Union general in the Civil War, Ambrose Everett Burnside served as the Governor of Rhode Island from May1866 to May 1869.  In 1874, he was elected as U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, and served until his death in 1881 (after re-election in 1880).  Burnside died in Bristol, Rhode Island in 1881, and was interred in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island.

“A PROCLAMATION, BY THE GOVERNOR.”   Declaring it, “a day of Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God, and recommend the assembling of our people on that day in their respective places of worship, to give praise to Him who hath blessed us with peace and plenty, and given us abundant other reasons for thankfulness for his many mercies and loving kindnesses during the past year.”

Viewing page 2 of 13