An excerpt of The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, where Franklin tells the “real” story of Thanksgiving. Read a blurb below, and then see the entire article on Human Events Online. Happy Thanksgiving!
“At length, when it was proposed in the Assembly to proclaim another fast, a farmer of plain sense rose and remark’d that the inconveniences they suffer’d, and concerning which they had so often weary’d heaven with their complaints, were not so great as they might have expected, and were diminishing every day as the colony strengthen’d; that the earth began to reward their labour and furnish liberally for their subsistence; that their seas and rivers were full of fish, the air sweet, the climate healthy, and above all, they were in the full enjoyment of liberty, civil and religious….”
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