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1762-04-15, Day of fasting and penance, May 7th
April 15, 1762 Broadside from Lt. Gov. Cadwallader Colden of New York, proclaiming that May 7th be a day of prayer and fasting for peace and success
in the war with France and Spain. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the New York Historical Society Library).
Title:   By the Honourable Cadwallader Colden, Esq ; His Majesty's lieutenant governor, and commander in chief of the province of New-York ... A proclamation : Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God to permit the sincere and incessant labours of our Most Gracious Sovereign to restore the publick tranquility, to be frustrated by the obstinacy of the French King ... I have therefore thought fit to appoint ... Friday the seventh day of May next be set apart and observed, throughout this province, for the solemn humiliation of ourselves before Almighty God with prayer and fasting ... Given under my hand and seal at arms, at Fort-George, in the city of New-York, the fifteenth day of April, 1762 ...
OCLC Number:   62817237
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