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Proclamations.

PROCLAMATIONS.

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR.

Whereas, by a joint resolution, approved June 29th, 1892, it was resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled :

" That the President of the United States be authorized and directed to issue a proclamation recommending to the people the observance in all their localities of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America on October 21st, 1892, by public demonstration and by suitable exercises in their schools and other places of assembly;

And Whereas, the President of the United States, in pursuance of said authority, did on the 21st of July, 1892, issue his proclamation;

And whereas, the Executive Committee of the National Columbian Public School Celebration has urged the issuing of proclamations by the Governors of the several States, recommending the people to observe said day for the purposes set forth in said joint resolution of

Congress;

Now therefore, I, LEON ABBETT, governor of the state of New Jersey, in order to carry out the purposes of said resolution, do hereby recommend that October 21st, 1892, be observed by the people of this state as a general boliday, and day of thanksgiving; that our citizens cease from toil and devote themselves on that day as far as possible to such exercises in their schools and other places of assembly as will properly celebrate the day and carry out the purposes of said resolution. 34

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In witness whereof I have hereunto set my

hand and caused the great seal of the state to be [L. 8.] hereunto affixed, at Trenton, this twentieth day

day of August, eighteen hundred and ninetytwo.

LEON ABBETT. By the Governor, HENRY C. KELSEY,

Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

Whereas, Thomas S. R. Brown, who, at a general election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, in the year eighteen hundred and ninety, was duly declared to have been elected a member of the senate of this state from the county of Monmouth, and subsequently thereto duly qualified as such senator, died on the fourth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, whereby a vacancy has occurred in the representation of said county of Moumouth, in said state senate;

Therefore, I, LEON ABBETT, governor of the state of New Jersey, by the requirement of law, do hereby issue this my proclamation, commanding and requiring that an election be held according to law in said county of Monmouth on Tuesday, the eighth day of November next ensuing the date hereof, for the purpose of electing a member of the senate of this state to fill the said vacancy occasioned by the death of said Thomas S. R. Brown.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the state of New Jersey, at Trenton, the fourth

day of October, in the year of our Lord one [l. s.] thousand eight hundred and

ninety-two, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and seventeenth,

LEON ABBETT. By the Governor, HENRY C. KELSEY,

Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

TRENTON, Nov. 15th, 1892. In accordance with the law and established custom in this State, the Executive each year sets apart a day of Thanksgiving and prayer, on which the people may rest from their labor and assemble in their homes and places of worship, to acknowledge and return thanks to Almighty God for his goodness and mercy, and pray that he will continue to bless them with abundance and prosperity;

Therefore, I, LEON ABBETT, Governor of the State of New Jersey, do bereby designate Thursday, the twenty-fourth day of November, instant, as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, and recommend that the people of this State on that day abstain from all secular avocation, assemble in their usual places of Worship, and give thanks to God for his infinite goodness in the past, and invoke for the future his blessings upon the nation, the state and the homes of our people.

Given under my hand and privy seal, at the

Executive Chamber, in the city of Trenton, on [L. s.] this fifteenth day of November, in the year of

our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two.

LEON ABBETT, Attest:

Governor. LEON ABBETT, JR.,

Private Secretary.

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