Whereas the 6eason is approaching when, ccording to a wise and Jong establised cusom in tlus several states in tliis Union, Ã¯t is isual to Eet apart a day for Pnblic Thanksjiving and Prayer to Almigtity God. And whereas, public demonstrations of 'ralitude for sigual and unmeriied blcssings Ire enjoined by tlio most irapressivo conjidoraÃ¼onsof patriotism and the most eolemu abligations of religiÃ³n - Now, Ãiercfore, I, James Wright Goudon, Acting Governor of the state of Michigan, do by these presents appoint Thursday THETWENTY-FIFTH DAY pP NOVEMBER NEXr,asa dny of Public Thanks giving and Prayer. And J do hereby recom mend to. all the people of ihis State that thev uieÃ«t toe-ether on that day, at theirpective places of public worshipi and offer Thanksgiving unto God and pay their vowa to the Most High Cot the numberless s anc' bcneÃ±ts vouchsafed to us during the past year, for all our civil and religious, social and domestic cnjoyments; for that he lias obundantly rewarded the labors of the Husbandman- averted the ravages of dieeaee - continued the blessings of peace--ameliorated our condition as a pcople, which the cvil consequencea of our own folly, ignorance aud sin had but too signally murked - and abuve all that our beloved country ÃÃ¡illu minod by the bright beams of the Sun of llighteousncss. And' alpo, that we, with deep humility, confess our &ins and acknovvlcdge our unuortliiness, and, in the name of our Redeem er, present our petitiona for a continuanco of Divine favors, that He would be merciful to h8 poople and bleea them with-reasing knowledge. punty and loye, ana hatall the enda of the earth may worship Ã¼tn in spirit and in truth, in revercnce and iodiy fear, In testimony tvhereof, I have hcreunto jubecribed tny name, and cause to be affix cd the Grcat Soal of this State, Ã¼onc at Detroit, thie twonty eighth day of Octobor, in tho ? year of our Lord one thouaand t S' eight hundred and forty-one, and vw oÃ the Indcpendcnce of the United States the sixty-sixth. By the Acting Governor, J. VVRIGHT GORDOJV. Taojias Rowlasd, Secretary of State.