George Washington Thanksgiving proclamation on display

October 24, 2013 9:56:00 AM PDT
A Thanksgiving Day proclamation signed by President George Washington will on display Thursday in Chicago.

DOCUMENT: View complete Washington Thanksgiving proclamation

Christie's will display the proclamation at its office in the John Hancock Center until 4 p.m.

The proclamation dated October 3, 1789, Washington recommends November 26 be a "day of public thanksgiving and prayer."

A Christie's spokesperson there is only one other known copy of the proclamation, and it's housed in the Library of Congress.


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