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Lost Episode for November 21

Lost Episode for November 21

On November 21, 1864, President Lincoln sent a letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby of Boston, who had reportedly lost five sons in the Civil War: “Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have […]

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Lost Episode for November 22

Lost Episode for November 22

On November 22, 1800, President John Adams gave his Fourth Annual Address to Congress, which began the first session in the new Capitol building in Washington, D.C. President Adams declared: “I congratulate the People of the United States on the assembling of Congress at the permanent seat of their Government… “It would be unbecoming the […]

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Lost Episode for November 23

Lost Episode for November 23

President John F. Kennedy issued a proclamation for a day of National Thanksgiving, to be observed on November 23, 1961, which begins with Scripture: “’It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.’ [Psalm 92:1] “More than three centuries ago, the Pilgrims, after a year of hardship and peril, humbly and reverently set […]

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Lost Episode for November 24

Lost Episode for November 24

President Abraham Lincoln made a proclamation for a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to be observed on the last Thursday of November in 1863, issued a few months after the bloodiest battle of the Civil War at Gettysburg. With the outcome of the war still in doubt, Lincoln nevertheless called the nation to give thanks: […]

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