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Context of By His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher, captain general and governour in chief ... of New-York ... A proclamation : whereas the manifold sins and transgressions that are committed against Almighty God, are a just cause of provocation ... I ... therefore ... appoint, that Fryday, the twenty seventh day of March next ensuing, be observed and kept a solemn day of fasting and ... beseeching the forgiveness of our sins, success and victory to His Majesties arms
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