Thanksgiving proclamation by Governor Horatio Seymour, 1863. As Thanksgiving was not a federal holiday at the time, Seymour declared Thursday, November 26 a state holiday. The governor stated that the ongoing Civil War was a reason for the state's citizens to reflect and give thanks.
November 10 1863
New York State Archives, New York (State). Bureau of Military Statistics. Assorted printed material, ca. 1861-1864. Series A4129-78, Box 1, Folder 2.
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