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At a General Court held at Boston the 11th. of Octob. 1675 [i.e., 1676] : Whereas it hath pleased our gracious God, contrary to the many evill-deservings of an unworthy and sinfull people such as we are ... This court doth appoint and set apart the ninth day of November next to be a day of solemn thanksgiving and praise to God.

Author/creator Massachusetts. General Court
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info[Boston] : [Printed by John Foster], [1676]
Description1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) : illustrations (relief cut)
Supplemental Content Evans Digital Edition
Series Early American imprints. First series ; no. 39192. ^A478749
General noteSigned: By the Court, Edward Rawson secr'.
General noteImprint determined from colony seal used. Cf. Jones, Matt B. The early Massachusetts-Bay Colony seals, Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, new series, v. 44, 1934, p. 13-44. Jones states, "The MHS. copy is dated Octob. 11, 1675 but the General Court of that year did not meet until Oct. 13, and reference to the official records shows this order was adopted at the October session 1676. A copy, correctly dated, was sold at the Samuel G. Drake sale at Bangs & Merwin, Sept. 29, 1876. Lot 288."
References Bristol B29
References Shipton & Mooney 39192
References Wing (2nd ed.) M967C
References Cushing, J.D. Mass. laws, 59
Other formsMicroform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
Reproduction noteElectronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 39192).
Genre/formThanksgiving day proclamations 1676 Nov. 9.

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