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Context of By the Honourable Cadwallader Colden, Esq; His Majesty's lieutenant governor, and commander in chief of the province of New-York ... A proclamation, : Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God to permit the sincere and incessant labours of our Most Gracious Sovereign to restore the publick tranquility, to be frustrated by the obstinacy of the French King ... I have therefore thought fit to appoint ... Friday the seventh day of May next be set apart and observed throughout this province, for the solemn humiliation of ourselves before Almighty God with prayer and fasting ... Given under my hand and seal at arms, at Fort-George, in the city of New-York, the fifteenth day of April, 1762 ..
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