With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: To All Ye Pilgrims

Thursday, November 25, 2010

To All Ye Pilgrims

Something we made this way back when homeschooling Abbey and display it each Thanksgiving.

the following proclamation was made in 1623 by the first Governor of the Colony, Governor William Bradford, two years after the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth:


To all ye Pilgrims,


Inasmuch as the great father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, squashes and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the raids of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience; now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with ye wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November ye 29th of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty three, and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Plymouth rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving 
Psalm 95:2

11 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Hugs- Diana

Deb said...

HOPE you have a wonderful THANKS-giving with your loved ones...making sweet memories!

Snap said...

Gorgeous post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a lovely post. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Beth said...

What a lovely and inspiring post. Beautiful.

Adrienne said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and those dear to your heart. Thank you for this post - it's perfect. Just perfect! I'm so thankful that I 'found' you and am blessed to visit you often.
~Adrienne~

Susan said...

Very nice post, LDH, as always. A blessed day to you and yours! Now eat turkey! Hugs. Susan

Buttercup said...

Blessings and wishes for a wonderful day! So grateful for my blog friends.

Sue said...

What a beautiful and uplifting post, your photos are so pretty too.
Wishing you and your family a most blessed Thanksgiving day.
Blessings,
Sue.

marie said...

Beautiful post today!

Have a joy-filled day ~ full of fun, family, food and thanksgiving!

Ann said...

Beautiful post to celebrate Thanksgiving.
I hope you and your family have a happy and blessed day

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