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By His Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, Esquire ... A proclamation: Whereas a party of British troops made an incursion and attack on the towns of New-London and Groton, on the sixth of September last ... I ... do hereby appoint, Thursday the thirteenth day of December next, the day set apart for thanksgiving ... for the good people in each and every of the religious societies and congregations throughout this state, to give and bestow their free and charitable donations, for the comfort and relief of the sufferers ... Given under my hand in Lebanon, the twenty-second day of November ... one thousand, seven hundred and eighty-one
ConnecticutGovernor (1769-1784 : Trumbull).Trumbull, Jonathan1710-1785Green, Timothy1737-1796
Johnson, H.A. New London,
Revolution, 1775-1783Burning by the British, 1781
CharitiesGroton Heights, Battle of, Conn., 1781HistoryDestruction and pillageCivilian relief
ConnecticutUnited StatesNew London (Conn.)
Thanksgiving day proclamations-1781 Dec. 13.
Printed by Timothy Green, printer to the governor and company.
1 sheet ( p.) ; 34 x 22 cm.
Signed: Jonth. Trumbull.
Printed area measures 31.4 x 18.5 cm.
Not in Evans or Bristol.
N-YHS copy: fabric lining.