Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn,
wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound
with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the
ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom
to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.
Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little
ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day
time, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and
twenty-three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to
listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.
Ye Governor of Ye Colony.