Washington. April IV- President Harriaon has isRiied tho followlnjr proclamation recomraendinar April 8 ') next. the date of the centennial celohration of the inauffuration of President Washington, as a special centennia] thankBjrivinjr : "A PROCl. iMATION." ' A hundred yemrs have psed sinco the Oovernmen wi.tch our for'faihers founded was fnrmatly orsantzd. At noon on the 30th day of Arril, JÏB9, In the city or New Vork, and In the rre-encfí of an asrmblag of the hero:c men wbose patr'.otio devotion had led the coionios to vietory and independenoe Genr;.'' Wash'neton took the oath of office ns Chief Magistrale of the new'born republlc Thi8 imüresslve act was piecerted. ut 9 o'dock In the morntnff, Ín all the churchea of the city, by prayer for God's Messing the Government and its flrst President. The centennial of thie Ulnstrious event Ín Ptir historv hns been fleclared a cenernl holldy by act of Concress, 1o the e"d that the peoi le of the whole country may jo'n in eommemorawve exerclses approprlate to the day. "In order 1hat the jy of the occ.-s'on may be assoeiated with a deep thankfulness in tho tnlnds of the people for all our blessinü In the past, and a devout suppl catión to God for thelr (fracions continuance In the future, the representatives of the religious creeds, both Christian and Hebrew, have memorialiïed ttaê Government to fles pnate an hour for prayer and thnnksBivlng on that day. "Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States of America, In response to this p'ous and reasonable rpquest, do recommend 1hat on Tuesday, April 30, at the hour of 9 o'clock tn the morninjr, the people of the entiro country repair to thelr respective places of Divine worshtp to implore the tavor of God that the blessings of liberty, proaperlty and peace may ab'de wilh us as a people, and thnt His hand may lead us In the paths of r (rhteoufinesfi and eond deeds. "In wltness whereof I havo hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of América to be afflxed. "Done In the City of Washington this 4th day of April, In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and e gbty-nlne, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and thirtcenth. "By the President; "Jaütes G. Blainb, Secretary of State.'
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