It is our bounden duty either in times of prosperity or adversity, to bow down in humble submission to the chastening manifestations and decrees of Divine Providence, and to acknowledge the inscrutable wisdom and justness of His decrees — it now becomes us, after a season of general good health and comparative prosperity to recognize the same All-wise power and the Supreme Source of all blessings and enjoyments.
And as it has been customary in this State to observe a day of public Thanksgiving, therefore, I have thought proper to recommend that Thursday, 29th Day of November next, be set apart for that purpose, and suggest to persons of all creeds and denominations, the propriety of suspending on that day their usual business avocations, that it may be dedicated exclusively to the worship of Almighty God.
Given under my hand and the seal of the State, this 17th day of October, 1860, and of the Independence of the United States of America.
Thomas O. Moore.
Governor of Louisiana