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1696-02-27, Day of fasting and penance on March 27th
February 27, 1696 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).
Title:   By His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher, captain general and governour in chief of the province of New-York ... A proclamation : Whereas the manifold sins and transgressions that are committed against Almighty God, are a just cause of provocation ... I have therefore ... thought fit to appoint, that Fryday, the twenty seventh day of March next ensuing, be observed and kept a solemn day of fasting and humiliation throughout this province ... Given at His Majesties fort in New-York, the 27th day of February ... annoq ; Domini 1695,6.
OCLC Number:   62817039
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