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1774-06-20, Day of fasting and penance, June 23rd for the colonists in Boston
June 20, 1774 proclamation issued by Rhode Island Gov. Joseph Wanton in response to the British Parliament's act blocking the port of Boston. Wanton
established June 30th as a day of prayer, supplication, and fasting by his people so that King George III would forgive Boston and list the closure.
(Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the New York Public Library).
Title:   By the Honorable Joseph Wanton, Esquire, governor, captain-general, and commander in chief, of and over the English colony of Rhode-Island, and Providence Plantations ... A proclamation : Whereas the General Assembly of the colony aforesaid ... voted and resolved, that Thursday, the thirtieth day of this instant June, be set apart as a day of fasting, prayer, & supplication ... Given under my hand, and the seal of the said colony, at Newport, this twentieth day of June ... one thousand, seven hundred and seventy-four ...
OCLC Number:   62819604
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