A Thanksgiving Day proclamation signed by President George Washington will go on display in Chicago's John Hancock Center.
Auction house Christie's will display the document, which is dated October 3, 1789. In it, the first president recommends the country take a "day of public thanksgiving and prayer" on November 26. According to Christie's spokeswoman Sung-Hee Park, there is only one other known copy of the proclamation and it is located in the Library of Congress.
The proclamation that will go on display in Chicago was auctioned off by Christie's for $3,800 in 1977. However, it's expected to go for between $8 and $12 million when it's auctioned off in New York next month.
The proclamation will be on display from 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
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