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1695-02-27, Day of fasting and penance on March 27th
Two copies of a February 27, 1695 Broadside from Gov. Benjamin Fletcher of New York and Connecticut declaring the March 27th to be a day of fasting
and penance, as well a requirement that all desist from any work. The purpose of this day is to request forgiveness of sins and success by the
military in its endeavors. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the New York Historical Society Library c. 1); New York State
Library (c. 2)).
Title:   By His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher, captain general and governour in chief ... of New-York ... A proclamation : whereas the manifold sins and transgressions that are committed against Almighty God, are a just cause of provocation ... I ... therefore ... appoint, that Fryday, the twenty seventh day of March next ensuing, be observed and kept a solemn day of fasting and ... beseeching the forgiveness of our sins, success and victory to His Majesties arms / given at His Majesties Fort in New York, the 27th day of February ... 1695,6. Ben. Fletcher.
OCLC Number:   988540004
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