A PRI Thanksgiving Message

Steven Mosher
(c) 2013 Population Research Institute
Weekly Briefing
27 November 2013
Reproduced with Permission
Population Research Institute

On this Thanksgiving Day 2013, we at PRI give thanks to God for all of our many blessings.

We recall that in 1779, long before George Washington issued his national Thanksgiving proclamations, Thomas Jefferson, then Governor of Virginia, penned his own:

Whereas the Honourable the General Congress, impressed with a grateful sense of the goodness of Almighty God in blessing the greater part of this extensive Continent with plentiful harvest, crowning our arms with repeated successes, conducting us hereto safely through the perils with which we have been encompassed, and manifesting in multiplied instances, his divine care of these infant States, hath thought proper, by their act of the 20th day of October last, to recommend to the several States, that Thursday, the 9th of December next, be appointed a day of public and solemn Thanksgiving and Prayer.

We continue that tradition of Thanksgiving by honoring God in our work, and by thanking you, our friends and supporters, for your prayers and assistance.

May God bless you and your families this Thanksgiving,

Steve Mosher
Population Research Institute
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