State of Maine
A flyer printed at the direction of Israel Washburn, Governor of the State of Maine, to be distributed "in the same manner as Proclamations of days of Annual Fast and Thanksgiving, issued by the Governor of this State." United States President Abraham Lincoln called for a day of Public Humiliation, Prayer, and Fasting, to be observed by the People of the United States... the last Thursday of September next," 1861.
From the James Vickery Manuscript Collection, box 2676, folder 42.
Lincoln, Abraham and Washburn, Israel Jr., "National Fast: A Proclamation by the President of the United States" (1861). Maine History Documents. 423.
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