Sunday, November 20, 2011

Richard Henry Lee 1732 – 1794

Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, a delegate to the First Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a United States Senator.

The Journals of Congress record that Richard Henry Lee, Samuel Adams, and General Daniel Roberdeau recommended a resolution on November 1, 1777. The resolution was to set apart:

“Thursday, the 18th of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their Divine Benefactor; and that, together with their sincere acknowledgments and offerings, they may join the penitent confession of their manifold sins, whereby they had forfeited every favor, and their humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance.”

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