Proclamations For Thanksgiving, Issued By The Continental Congress, Pres’t Washington, By The National And State Governments On The Peace Of 1815

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Hough, Franklin B.  And By The Governors of New York Since The Introduction Of The Custom; With Those Of The Governors Of The Several States In 1858. Albany: Munsell & Rowland, 1858. First Edition. 183 pages. 26 x 19 cm. A thorough study of the origins of Thanksgiving including the early proclamation by the Colony of Massachusetts in 1631. Hough explores the numerous occasions and grounds for government and government officials to declare a public Thanksgiving. These include The Revolutionary Period, National Thanksgiving Under Washington’s Administration, New York States Proclamations of Thanksgiving from 1777-1857, Thanksgiving of the Peace of 1815, and the Proclamation of Governors for 1858, (AL, MA, NH, RI, CT, NJ, IN, WI, PA, MD, IA, MO, MA, GA, OH, SC, FL, TN, DE, VT, NE, NC, Wash. DC). This copy belonged to the Governor of Rhode Island at the time, Elisha Dyer, with his bookplate on the paste-down endpaper. Notes in OCLC site “One hundred and fifty copies printed.” Hinges rubbed, some light foxing to title page. Half bound, marbled boards, gilt titled spine. Good. Hardcover.