Colonists during Felicity’s time celebrated Thanksgiving more than once a year! The Continental Congress would issue Thanksgiving Proclamations. The first national Thanksgiving Proclamation was written by Samuel Adams who urged the Colonists to thank God for the many blessings He bestowed upon them, and to pray that God would be merciful and just as they fought the Revolutionary War. He also reminded the Colonists to not only be thankful, but to remember their sins and offer them up to God so that he may “forgive them and blot them out of Remembrance” through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. If you are interested in reading the draft of Sam Adam’s proclamation go here.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!