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To all, a Happy Thanksgiving


Rick

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https://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm

The most important section is this;

"To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God."

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I stumbled across an amusing quip along the lines of "the British celebrate Thanksgiving too because they got rid of a bunch of Puritans."

 

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4 hours ago, Ivanhoe said:

I stumbled across an amusing quip along the lines of "the British celebrate Thanksgiving too because they got rid of a bunch of Puritans."

There is some irony involved, too:

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But here’s what is really interesting:  Squanto was a Roman Catholic.

In 1614, he had been captured by an English party led by Captain John Smith (of Pocahontas fame) and taken on a ship to Spain where he was to be sold as a slave. He was rescued by some Dominican friars who instructed him in the Catholic faith. He told them he wanted to return to his people in America. They helped him get to England, where he met John Slaney, who taught him English and arranged for him to get to Newfoundland. Squanto served as an interpreter between the English and the Indians and crossed the Atlantic six times.  He was never able to return to his own tribe, because they had been wiped out in a plague.

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