1. Creator/Author:
  2. John A. Andrew (3)

A Proclamation for a Day of Special Humiliation and Prayer

Creator:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, John A. Andrew
Location:
Massachusetts, Boston
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper, print
Measurements:
overall: 34 in x 26 1/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0499
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents

Description

This broadside announces the Proclamation by Governor John A. Andrew for a day of Special Humiliation and Prayer for the Commonwealth of Masschusetts being postponed from May 25th as originally proclaimed to June 1st at the request of President Johnson. The text of the proclamation continues "I recommend to all people that they unite...in the solemn offices of prayer, penitence and humiliation...receving consolation in their grief for the loss of...the head of the nation..." The proclamation was signed by the Governor on May 5, 1865. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum