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Lincoln 's historic Proclamation: a prelude to the National Day of Prayer...
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April 01, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 1, 1863
* Lincoln's Proclamation: "We have forgotten God..."
* National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer
* Prelude to his historic Thanksgiving Proclamation & the precursor to the National Day of Prayer
Page 5 has the full text for the: "National Prayer and Humiliation - A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". A few portions include: "...Senate of the United States devoutly recognizing the supreme authority & just government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men...has...set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation...It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness..." with much more.
It is dated March 30, 1863 & signed in type at its conclusion: Abraham Lincoln.
Multiple sites consider this proclamation to be a prelude to his historic Thanksgiving proclamation given six months later and as a precursor to what is now the National Day of Prayer (adopted July 4, 1953). On September 27, 2000, the Senate, in a response to growing internal tensions, took up a resolution to reaffirm Lincoln's March 30, 1863 proclamation. The resolution was not adopted.
Eight pages, light damp staining near the spine, archivally rejoined at the spine, good condition.