By his excellency Jonathan Trumbull, Esquire governor, captain general, and commander in chief in and over the state of Connecticut ... A proclamation : Agreeable to the foregoing recommendation of Congress, I have thought fit ... to appoint, and do hereby appoint the first Thursday of May next, to be observed as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer ... Given under my hand, in the Council chamber at Hartford ... one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine .
Manuscript draft of Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull's April 9th proclamation conveying the March 20, 1779 proclamation by the Continental Congress of a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer on the first Thursday in May.
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