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Context of By the Honourable James De Lancey, Esq; His Majesty's lieutenant governor, and commander in chief, in and over the province of New-York ... A proclamation. : Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God, the supreme disposer of all events, to bless the arms of our Most Gracious Sovereign, by sea and land both in Europe and America, with several great and important victories ... I have thought fit, with the advice of His Majesty's Council, to ordain ... Thursday the twenty-second day of November instant, be set apart ... as a day of public thanksgiving to Almighty God ... Given under my hand and seal at arms, at Fort-George, in the city of New-York, the first day of November, 1759 ..
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