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Historic view: The William H. Seward connection to Thanksgiving

Editor's note: In an effort to further promote unity in the United States, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for one day to mark Thanksgiving. At the time, it was celebrated on different dates in different states. The proclamation itself is said to have been written by Auburnian William H. Seward, the president's secretary of state. For several years, The Citizen has been publishing the words of that proclamation for Thanksgiving, and that tradition continues with the text below:
WASHINGTON STATE
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Historic view: The William H. Seward connection to Thanksgiving

Editor's note: In an effort to further promote unity in the United States, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for one day to mark Thanksgiving. At the time, it was celebrated on different dates in different states. The proclamation itself is said to have been written by Auburnian William H. Seward, the president's secretary of state. For several years, The Citizen has been publishing the words of that proclamation on Thanksgiving Day, and that tradition continues with the text below:
WASHINGTON STATE
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William H. Seward and Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward was a potential candidate for the President of the United States in 1860, but his strong abolitionist beliefs motivated the Republican Party to nominate Abraham Lincoln for the presidency instead. However, Abraham Lincoln selected him to be the United States Secretary of State, and he faced the...
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