Fast Day Proclamation of the Continental Congress
Fast Day Proclamation of the Continental Congress 1
The petition of this Fast Day Proclamation was echoed repeatedly by Congresses in early American history.
December 11, 1776
Whereas, the war in which the United States are engaged with Great Britain, has not only been prolonged, but is likely to be carried to the greatest extremity; and whereas, it becomes all public bodies, as well as private persons, to reverence the Providence of God, and look up to him as the supreme disposer of all events, and the arbiter of the fate of nations; therefore,
Resolved, That it be recommended to all the United States, as soon as possible, to appoint a day of solemn fasting and humiliation; to implore of Almighty ...