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Context of Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By His Excellency John A. Andrew, governor: a proclamation. : Whereas the President of the United States ... set apart Thursday, the sixth day of August next to be observed as a day for national thanksgiving, praise and prayer ... I do therefore direct and request that the aforesaid proclamation ... be published and promulgated to the people of Massachusetts in the same manner in which the proclamation of the governor of Massachusetts is accustomed to be promulgated ... Given at the Council chamber, in Boston, this twenty-seventh day of July ... one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three ..
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