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1781-11-22, Request for relief of New London and Groton
October 25, 1781 broadside issued by Governor Jonathan Trumbull of Connecticut, proclaiming December 13th as a day of thanksgiving following a good
harvest, having a new European ally and other war successes. The second version is a superior copy. (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), and the Massachusetts
Historical Society Library (c.3)).
Title:   By His Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, Esquire, governor in and over the state of Connecticut ... A proclamation : Whereas a party of British troops made an incursion and attack on the towns of New-London and Groton, on the sixth of September last ... I ... do hereby appoint, Thursday the thirteenth day of December next, the day set apart for thanksgiving and prayer ... for the good people in each and every of the religious societies and congregations throughout this state, to give and bestow their free and charitable donations, for the comfort and relief of the sufferers ... Given under my hand in Lebanon, the twenty-second day of November ... one thousand, seven hundred and eighty-one ...
OCLC Number:   226245173
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