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Proclamation – Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer – 1799

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Fasting Proclamations|

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 [...]

Proclamation – Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer – 1863

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Fasting Proclamations|

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 [...]

Proclamation – Lord’s Day – 1782

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Fasting Proclamations|

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 [...]

Proclamation – Humiliation and Prayer – 1812

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Fasting Proclamations, Library|

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 [...]

Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1778, New Hampshire

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Thanksgiving Proclamations|

Following is the handwritten New Hampshire Thanksgiving proclamation issued by the state President Meshech Weare (signed by him and John Langdon) on November 19, 1778, declaring December 10, 1778 the day of Thanksgiving. The transcription of this proclamation has been updated to include modern grammar and spelling. Meshech Weare (1713-1786), graduated [...]

Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day – 1780, Massachusetts

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Thanksgiving Proclamations|

John Hancock (1737-1793) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the president of the Continental Congress, and governor of Massachusetts. It was during his time as governor that he issued the following November 8, 1780 proclamation declaring a day of Thanksgiving for December 7, 1780. (See other proclamations issued by [...]

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