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1779-04-09, Proclamation of day of fasting at the direction of Congress
March 20, 1778 proclamation by the Continental Congress of a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer on the first Thursday in May because of the war,
as reissued on April 9th by Governor Jonathan Trumbull of Connecticut. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of titles originally held by the Connecticut
Historical Society Library (c.1) and Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut (c.2)).
Title:   Proclamation : Whereas, in just punishment of our manifold transgressions, it hath pleased the Supreme Disposer of all events to visit these United States with a calamitous war ... Resolved, that it be recommended to the several states to appoint the first Thursday in May next to be a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer ... Done in Congress, this twentieth day of March ... one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine ...
OCLC Number:   62821844
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