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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, given at His Majesties Fort in New York, the 27th day of February ... 1695,6. Ben. Fletcher
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