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1697-02-26, Day of Thanksgiving on Mar. 10th or Mar. 24th (other jurisdictions)
February 26, 1697 broadside issued by Gov. Benjamin Fletcher of New York. The document proclaimed days of thanksgiving for the military successes of
King William III over the French; March 10th for some counties, and March 24th for others. See LLMC # 21012 for related document. (Digitized from a
microfilm copy of title originally held by the New York State Library).
Title:   By His Excellency Collonel Benjamin Fletcher captain general and governour in chief of His Majesties province of New-York, &c. A proclamation[.] : Whereas it hath graciously pleased Almighty God to crown the constant great courage and conduct of our Most gracious Soveraign Lord King William during the war, with an honourable peace ... I have therefore thought fit to appoint, that Thursday the tenth day of March next ... and Thursday the twenty fourth day of the same moneth ... be kept solemn days of thanksgiving to Almighty God ... Given at New-York, the 26th day of February ... annoq ; Domini 1697 [1698 N.S.].
OCLC Number:   62817054
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