16 June 2016
PROPERTY FROM THE CHARLES E. SIGETY COLLECTION
ADAMS, John (1735-1826), President. By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. Philadelphia, 6 March 1799.
Folio broadside, 13 3/8 x 8 in. Printed in two columns, printed circular seal. Small tear and minor loss at top corners. On verso, a note by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering and his free-frank.
PRESIDENT ADAMS PROCLAIMS A DAY OF THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER
"As no truth is more clearly taught more in the volume of inspiration that nor any more fully demonstrated by the experience of all ages, than that a deep sense and acknowledgment of the governing providence of the Supreme Being...I have thought proper to recommend ...that Thursday, the 25th of April next be observed, throughout the United States of America,, as a day of solemn humiliation, fasting and prayer...” Evans 36497.
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