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APPENDIX. got No. 4.. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Oct. 7, A PROCLAMATION. Wurznnns, it has been ascertained that in the nineteenth ara ‘ - proclamation of the President of the United States, of the tweiitietihr:fhAhfodg€ l°·¤E;;l);¤ir:>fPN§- one thousand eight hundred and sixty~six, declaring the insurrection at. anbend g'“° 2°· 1866- which had theretofore existed in the State of Texas, the previous proclamation °°"°°[?d' Of the thirteenth of June, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, instead of VOL xw. p` 8m` that of the second of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, was referred to. Now, therefore, be it known that I, ANDREW JOHNSON President of the United States, do hereby declare and proclaim that the saidiwords

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regarded as erroneous in the paragraph adverted to, and that the words "sec— ond day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six ” are to be considered as substituted therefor. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and [L. s.] of thedlndependence of the United States of America the ninety- secon . ANDREW JOHNSON. By the President: ·Wu.x.1AM H. Snwiuw, Secretary v_/`State. N o. 5. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 0***- 26i 1867- A PROCLAMATION. IN conformity with a recent custom, that may now be regarded as established DW °I 'E°'il°"‘ on national consent and approval, I, ANDREW JOHNSON, President of the ;:]:,h”:£§’X‘"g United States, do hereby recommend to my fellow—citizens, that Thursday, the poinged ,-0, §Q,v_ twenty-eighth day of November next, be set apart and observed throughout the 28, 1867. Republic as a day of National Thanksgiving and praise to the Almighty Ruler of Nations, with whom are dominion and fear, who maketh peace in His high p aces. Resting and refraining from secular labors on that day, let us reverently and devotedly give thanks to our Heavenly Father for the mercies and blessings with which He has crowned the now closing year. Especially let us remember that He has covered our land through all its extent, with greatly needed and very abundant harvests; that he has caused industry to prosper, not only in our fields, but also in our workshops, in our mines, and in our forests. He has permitted us to multiply ships upon our lakes and rivers, and upon the high seas, and at the same time to extend our iron roads so far into the secluded p aces of the Continent as to guarantee speedy overland intercourse between the two oceans. He has inclined our hearts to turn away from the domestic contentious and commotions consequent upon a distracting and desolating civil war, and to walk more and more in the ancient ways of loyalty, conciliation, and brotherly love. He has blessed the peaceful efforts with which we have established new and important commercial treaties with foreign nations, while we haye at_the same time strengthened our national defences, and greatly enlarged our national borders. _ l¢Vhile thus rendering the unanimous and heartfelt tribute of national praise and thanksgiving which is so justly due to Almighty God, let us not fail to 1m-