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CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - PROCLAMATION SIGNED 11/17/1909 - HFSID 254682

CHARLES EVANS HUGHES Governor Hughes issues N.Y. Thanksgiving Day. Printed Document Signed: "Charles E. Hughes" as Governor of New York, 1p, 9x12¼. Albany, 1909 November 17. Countersigned: "Robert H. Fuller" as Secretary to the Governor.

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CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
Governor Hughes issues N.Y. Thanksgiving Day.
Printed Document Signed: "Charles E. Hughes" as Governor of New York, 1p, 9x12¼. Albany, 1909 November 17. Countersigned: "Robert H. Fuller" as Secretary to the Governor.Headed:"Thanksgiving Proclamation/State of New York".In part: "In order that endeavor may be crowned with gratitude; That we may appropriately express our appreciation of the opportunities of liberty and peace, of our freedom from disorder, of abundant harvests, of the manifold benefits of industry, of the gains of science, and of the widening efforts of philanthropy...Now, therefore, I, Charles E. Hughes, Governor of the State of New York...do hereby appoint Thursday, the twenty-fifth day of November, in the year nineteen hundred and nine, as a day of General Thanksgiving." Hughes proclaims his last Thanksgiving. Six months later, President Taft appointed him Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He resigned in 1916 to run for President, losing to President Wilson. After serving as Harding and Coolidge's Secretary of State (1921-1925), Hughes was appointed Chief Justice by President Hoover on February 13, 1930. He retired in 1941 and died in 1948. In a gray folder, 9¼x12½, printed on the cover: "Thanksgiving Proclamation/State of New York/1909". Cover worn at edges. Document lightly shaded at blank margins, tack-hole-size stain in right blank margin, creased at lower right corner. Overall, fine condition.

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