State of Massachusetts-Bay. A proclamation for a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.
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State of Massachusetts-Bay. A proclamation for a day of public thanksgiving and prayer. ... Thursday the twelfth day of December next ... Given at the Council-chamber in Boston, this sixteenth day of November ... one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six. .. by Massachusetts. Council

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Published by Printed by Benjamin Edes in [Boston .
Written in English


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SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 14844
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 sheet ([1] p.)
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Open LibraryOL17179252M

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