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Proclamation for a day of thanksgiving and prayer...

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October 14, 1816

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Massachusetts, October 14, 1816  Page one has "By His Excellency John Brooks, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A Proclamation, for a day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer." which is then signed in block: "J. BROOKS. 
Also on the front page is "Sabbath Laws" in which Judge Putnam "...repealed all former provisions upon the subject whether by statue or common law; that no act of labour, therefore, upon that day are lawful, except in cases of necessity or charity; and that prosecutions upon the statute are not within the exception..."
Other news and advertisements of the day, including a few illustrated ship ads.
Complete in four pages with a slight irregular left spine, otherwise in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War