Proclamation – Fasting Humiliation and Prayer – 1789, Connecticut

This is the text of a Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by Samuel Huntington, Esquire (signer of the Declaration of Independence), while he was serving as Governor of Connecticut. The proclamation was issued on March 28, 1789, declaring April 22, 1789 as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer.   [...]

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Proclamation – Fasting – 1870

William Claflin (1818-1905) was governor of Massachusetts from 1869-1872. Here is his proclamation for a statewide day of fasting and prayer for April 7, 1870. Notice the mention he makes of "The request of a few that this custom [of issuing proclamations] be discontinued..." Commonwealth of Massachusetts By His Excellency William Claflin, Governor: A Proclamation [...]

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Proclamation – Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer – 1799

John Adams (1735-1826) Adams was an attorney, diplomat, and statesman; he graduated from Harvard (1755); leader in the opposition to the Stamp Act (1765); delegate to the Continental Congress (1774-77) where he signed the Declaration of Independence (1776); appointed Chief Justice of Superior Court of Massachusetts (1775); delegate to the Massachusetts constitutional convention (1779-80) and [...]

By |2017-09-12T15:35:39+00:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Fasting Proclamations|0 Comments

Proclamation – Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer – 1863

Below is Abraham Lincoln's proclamation for a day of humiliation, fasting, and prayer. This was issued on March 30, 1863 and declared April 30th the national day of fasting. Also shown is Massachusetts Governor John Andrew's announcement of Lincoln's proclamation. By His Excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America: A Proclamation For [...]

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Proclamation – Lord’s Day – 1782

John Dickinson (1732-1808) was a lawyer, statesman, and soldier during the War for Independence. He wrote, among many other pieces, the Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania which were highly praised both in the colonies and abroad. Although he was a delegate to Continental Congress, he absented himself from the vote to adopt on the grounds [...]

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Proclamation – Humiliation and Prayer – 1812

This it the text of James Madison's August, 1812 Humiliation and Prayer Fast Proclamation; as printed in the Independent Chronicle on July 20, 1812. To see a sermon preached on the fast day of August 20, 1812, click here. WHEREAS the Congress of the United States, by a joint resolution of the two Houses, have [...]

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Proclamation – Fasting Humiliation and Prayer – 1777, Massachusetts Bay

This is the text of a Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by Massachusetts-Bay as printed in The Boston Gazette and Country Journal on August 18, 1777. The proclamation was issued on August 12, 1777, declaring August 28, 1777 as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer. State of Massachusetts-Bay A [...]

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Proclamation – Fasting Humiliation and Prayer – 1793, Massachusetts

This is the text of a Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by John Hancock, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The proclamation was issued on March 4, 1793, declaring April 11, 1793 as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer.   Commonwealth of Massachusetts. BY HIS EXCELLENCY   John Hancock, [...]

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Proclamation – Fasting Humiliation and Prayer – 1795, Massachusetts

Samuel Adams (1722-1803); Samuel Adams was a leader in the opposition to the acts by British Parliament which precipitated the American Revolution; he formed Boston’s Committee of Correspondence in 1772; was a member of the Continental Congress (1774-81) where he signed the Declaration of Independence (1776); he helped draft the Articles of Confederation (1777); was [...]

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Proclamation – Fasting Humiliation and Prayer – 1797, Connecticut

This is the text of a Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by Oliver Wolcott, Governor of the State of Connecticut. This proclamation was issued on Mary 17, 1797, declaring April 14, 1797 as a day of fasting for the state. BY HIS EXCELLENCY   Oliver Wolcott, Esq. GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER [...]

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