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Thanksgiving Proclamation.(November 1913.)

Just a "thank you" thrills the heart of the receiver and reveals the kindliness of the giver. Gratitude is contagious, gratitude enriches the home and the state, gratitude make life worth living. During the past year, Michigan has shared with the Nation in peace and prosperity, in civic and religious progress, in an appreciation of health and sanity. The firesides of Michigan have had the courage and the faith that conquers. To God, the source of all power, it is fitting that we devote one day to praise and thanksgiving in the spirit that shall brighten and beautify all the days of the years to come.

Therefore, I, Woodbridge N. Ferris, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby join the President of the United States in designating Thursday, the 27th of November, as a day for all of the people of this Commonwealth to celebrate in Thanksgiving and prayer.

Source: Inaugural Message to the Legislature. Addresses and Writings, Box 6. Woodbridge N. Ferris Papers. University Archives. Ferris State University.