A Piece of Thanksgiving History

A piece of Thanksgiving history was sold recently. Today’s featured link tells the history of this document. There is a picture to view as well.

 

On Oct. 3, 1789, George Washington signed a proclamation declaring  Thanksgiving a national holiday.

Now one of the original copies of this single-sided piece of paper, which  includes the founding father’s signature—is about to hit the auction block at  Christie’s.

And with the potential to  fetch $8 million to $12 million, the document could set a record, said Tom  Lecky, Christie’s Americas head of books and manuscripts. Click here to read the rest of this interesting article.

Donna

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Posted on November 22, 2013, in Research. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on A Piece of Thanksgiving History.

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