The first official celebration of Thanksgiving in Mississippi occurred on November 25, 1847. The following verse appeared in The Daily Whig (a Vicksburg Newspaper) that day. I learned of it from the booklet WE GATHER TOGETHER Thanksgiving in Mississippi by H. Grady Howell.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our Family & Friends
Cheese, cakes and pumpkin pies
Are Spread before our wistful eyes;
And savory steam from smoking meats
All pleasantly our noses greets!
Here’s turkey young and turkey old’
Sweetbreads hot and light-bread cold;
Mutton tender and chicken tough,
We thank thee Lord we have enough,