Book/Printed Material Image 1 of Proclamation : Whereas, in just punishment of our manifold transgressions, it hath pleased the Supreme Disposer of all events to visit these United States with a calamitous war ... Resolved, that it be recommended to the several states to appoint the first Thursday in May next to be a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer to Almighty God ...

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Title
Proclamation : Whereas, in just punishment of our manifold transgressions, it hath pleased the Supreme Disposer of all events to visit these United States with a calamitous war ... Resolved, that it be recommended to the several states to appoint the first Thursday in May next to be a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer to Almighty God ...
Contributor Names
United States. Continental Congress.
Jay, John, 1745-1829.
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.
Hall & Sellers, printer.
Continental Congress Broadside Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
Philadelphia : Printed by Hall and Sellers, [1779]
Subject Headings
-  Fast-day sermons
-  Proclamations--United States
-  United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Genre
Broadsides--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1779
Fast day proclamations--United States--1779
Broadsheet format (Printing)--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1779
Notes
-  Signed: Done in Congress, this twentieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine ... John Jay, president. Attest. Charles Thomson, secretary.
-  Evans 16552
-  Journals of the Continental Congress, 250
-  LC copy annotated on verso: Proclamation for Continental Fast 1779.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Formerly LCCN tes54-321. qr01 09-06-90
Medium
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 42 x 33 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Cont Cong no. 57
Digital Id
bdsdcc 05701 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/bdsdcc.05701
Library of Congress Control Number
90898103
Online Format
image
online text
Description
Signed: Done in Congress, this twentieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine ... John Jay, president. Attest. Charles Thomson, secretary. Evans 16552 Journals of the Continental Congress, 250 ESTC W23850 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy annotated on verso: Proclamation for Continental Fast 1779. Formerly LCCN tes54-321. qr01 09-06-90
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/90898103
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United States Continental Congress, John Jay, Charles Thomson, Printer Hall & Sellers, and Continental Congress Broadside Collection. Proclamation: Whereas, in just punishment of our manifold transgressions, it hath pleased the Supreme Disposer of all events to visit these United States with a calamitous war ... Resolved, that it be recommended to the several states to appoint the first Thursday in May next to be a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer to Almighty God. [Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1779] Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/90898103/. (Accessed June 25, 2017.)

APA citation style:

United States Continental Congress, Jay, J., Thomson, C., Hall & Sellers, P. & Continental Congress Broadside Collection. (1779) Proclamation: Whereas, in just punishment of our manifold transgressions, it hath pleased the Supreme Disposer of all events to visit these United States with a calamitous war ... Resolved, that it be recommended to the several states to appoint the first Thursday in May next to be a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer to Almighty God. [Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers] [Online Text] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/90898103/.

MLA citation style:

United States Continental Congress, et al. Proclamation: Whereas, in just punishment of our manifold transgressions, it hath pleased the Supreme Disposer of all events to visit these United States with a calamitous war ... Resolved, that it be recommended to the several states to appoint the first Thursday in May next to be a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer to Almighty God. [Philadelphia: Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1779] Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/90898103/>.