1774.009: Proclamation of May 24, 1774.

Published: 1774

Full Title: Tuesday, the 24th of May, 14 Geo. III. 1774. This House being deeply impressed with apprehension of the great dangers to be derived to British America, from the hostile invasion of the city of Boston, in our sister colony of Massachusetts Bay, whose commerce and harbour are on the 1st day of June next to be stopped by an armed force, deem it highly necessary that the first day of June be set apart by the members of this House as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer devoutly to implore the divine interposition for averting the heavy calamity wiiich threatens destruction to our civil righlts, and the evils of civil war; ...

Author: Virginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Clementina Rind

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; (broadside).


"Ordered, that this order be forthwith printed and published. By order of the House of Burgesses. George Wythe, C.H.B." In response to the closing of the Port of Boston. Sheet lacks printer credit; Clementina Rind had succeeded her husband as public printer in August 1773, so was responsible for producing such official notices.

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