Lot #154
Theodore Roosevelt

President Roosevelt's 1906 Thanksgiving proclamation

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President Roosevelt's 1906 Thanksgiving proclamation

Uncommon DS as president, one page, 8 x 13, October 22, 1906. Official printed Thanksgiving proclamation issued by President Roosevelt, boldly signed at the conclusion in ink. In part: "The time of year has come when, in accordance with the wise custom of our forefathers, it becomes my duty to set aside a special day of thanksgiving and praise to the Almighty because of the blessings we have received, and of prayer that these blessings may be continued. Yet another year of widespread well-being has passed. Never before in our history or in the history of any other nation has a people enjoyed more abounding material prosperity than is ours; a prosperity so general that it should rouse in us no spirit of reckless pride, and least of all a spirit of heedless disregard of our responsibilities; but rather a sober sense of our many blessings, and a resolute purpose under Providence, not to forfeit them by any action of our own…Accordingly, I hereby set apart Thursday, the 29th day of November next, as a day of thanksgiving and supplication, on which the people shall meet in their homes or their churches, devoutly to acknowledge all that has been given them, and to pray that they may in addition receive the power to use these gifts aright." In fine condition, with a hint of light soiling. Accompanied by a copy of the letter sent to Roosevelt requesting that he sign the Thanksgiving proclamation, written by a Sunday school teacher on November 6, 1906.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #539 - Ended November 07, 2018

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