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Context of By His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher, captain general and governour in chief of the province of New-York ... A proclamation[.] : Whereas the manifold sins and transgressions that are committed against Almighty God, are a just cause of provocation ... I have therefore ... thought fit to appoint, that Fryday, the twenty seventh day of March next ensuing, be observed and kept a solemn day of fasting and humiliation throughout this province ... Given at His Majesties fort in New-York, the 27th day of February ... annoq; Domini 1695,6
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