"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." -- no long form birth certificate -- Barack Obama, April 2, 2008

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- 1st President George Washington


Thanksgiving Information - Mrs. Hale and President Lincoln

Over the years I have tried to get someone, anyone, to read President Lincoln's proclamation on national TV. I had high hopes I could convince President Bush #43, him being a Christian and all that.

I can't remember when I started or who I have contacted, since I learned the truth about 1995. I have even twittered Sarah Palin and some of the Tea Party winners this year.

Why do I even bother when it appears most people could care less? I don't know.

It was not until fairly recently I learned about Mrs. Hale. Maybe that is why. It is the hope of victory for a righteous thing, to acknowledge God as a nation, for his many blessings.

I do not think President Lincoln ever properly acknowledged Sarah Josepha Hale!

It did not go well for all the other elected Presidents that ignored her. So, when you get to the "It has seemed to me fit and proper" you should pause and think upon that.

Please note, there seem to be "typos", I reproduce them here, because that is the way I found them. I try not to change things just because I think it is "best". When I can lay my hands on the original documents, then I will.

"It has seemed to me", John Brown, "fit and proper" to acknowledge Sarah Josepha Hale.

When your child sings her ditty, Mary Had a Little Lamb, let that song bring remembrance of this:


Sarah J. Hale to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, September 28, 1863 (Thanksgiving)

From Sarah J. Hale to Abraham Lincoln1, September 28, 1863

Philadelphia, Sept. 28th 1863.


Permit me, as Editress of the "Lady's Book", to request a few minutes of

your precious time, while laying before you a subject of deep interest

to myself and -- as I trust -- even to the President of our Republic, of

some importance. This subject is to have the day of our annual

Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.

You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an

increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on

the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and

authoritative fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom

and institution.

Enclosed are three papers (being printed these are easily read) which

will make the idea and its progress clear and show also the popularity

of the plan.

For the last fifteen years I have set forth this idea in the "Lady's

Book", and placed the papers before the Governors of all the States and

Territories -- also I have sent these to our Ministers abroad, and our

Missionaries to the heathen -- and commanders in the Navy. From the

recipients I have received, uniformly the most kind approval. Two of

these letters, one from Governor (now General) Banks and one from

Governor Morgan2 are enclosed; both gentlemen as you will see, have

nobly aided to bring about the desired Thanksgiving Union.

But I find there are obstacles not possible to be overcome without

legislative aid -- that each State should, by statute, make it

obligatory on the Governor to appoint the last Thursday of November,

annually, as Thanksgiving Day; -- or, as this way would require years to

be realized, it has ocurred to me that a proclamation from the President

of the United States would be the best, surest and most fitting method

of National appointment.

I have written to my friend, Hon. Wm. H. Seward, and requested him to

confer with President Lincoln on this subject As the President of the

United States has the power of appointments for the District of Columbia

and the Territories; also for the Army and Navy and all American

citizens abroad who claim protection from the U. S. Flag -- could he

not, with right as well as duty, issue his proclamation for a Day of

National Thanksgiving for all the above classes of persons?

And would it not be fitting and patriotic for him to appeal to the

Governors of all the States, inviting and commending these to unite in

issuing proclamations for the last Thursday in November as the Day of

Thanksgiving for the people of each State?

Thus the great Union Festival of America would be established.

Now the purpose of this letter is to entreat President Lincoln to put

forth his Proclamation, appointing the last Thursday in November (which

falls this year on the 26th) as the National Thanksgiving for all those

classes of people who are under the National Government particularly,

and commending this Union Thanksgiving to each State Executive: thus, by

the noble example and action of the President of the United States, the

permanency and unity of our Great American Festival of Thanksgiving

would be forever secured.

An immediate proclamation would be necessary, so as to reach all the

States in season for State appointments, also to anticipate the early

appointments by Governors.

Excuse the liberty I have taken

With profound respect

Yrs truly

Sarah Josepha Hale,

Editress of the "Ladys Book"


Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Washington, D.C.

October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the

blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. 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.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which

has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their

aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been

maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has

prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while

that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and

navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful

industry to the national defense, have not arrested the plough, the

shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our

settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious

metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore.

Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has

been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country,

rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is

permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these

great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who,

while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless

remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly,

reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice

by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United

States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in

foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November

next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who

dwelleth in the Heavens.

And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly

due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also,

with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience,

commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans,

mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are

unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the

Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon

as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of

peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of

the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year

of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the

Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.


John Brown



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A white slave owner could feed his black man well, send his slave out hunting with a rifle, and to the local store while he kept his family hostage, and kept him ignorant about the word of God and how to read.

Then when the slave still tried to escape, the slave owner beat him and said "Look at all I have given you, you ungrateful heathen".

To be a free citizen

Frederick Douglass had white Christian brothers that bought his freedom for

a one time fee of $710.96.

Under SOCIALIST Obama Care, us white and black slaves to the government have to buy our freedom every month, under the IRS's tyrannical thumb or be jailed.

Well, I am going to do the same thing Frederick Douglass did to free his black brothers in the bondage of slavery.

Teach people the Bible

and how to read it.

Another John Brown trying

to free slaves of government

Still a Christian nation that loves God and Jesus!