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Thanksgiving Day is celebrated across the country

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York City
11/29/1860
Thanksgiving Day was celebrated across the country with many sermons in the church services that day reflecting on the current dire political situation.  For example, in Philadelphia at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on New Street the Reverend E.W. Hutter preached on "The Blessings of the Union."  In New York City, summer-like weather encouraged many givers to visit the charitable institutions in the metropolis. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 1: 738
"Thanksgiving at the Charitable Institutions," New York Times, November 30, 1860. 

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