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1034
PROCLAMATIONS.

Convening the ing that an extraordinary occasion requires the Senate of the United Senate of the States to convene for the transaction of business at the Capitol, in the United States on � October 10, 188h City of Washin,on, on Monday the tenth day of October next, at twelve o'clock noon on that day, of which all who shall at that time be entitled to act as members of that body are hereby required to take notice. � Given under my hand and the Seal of the United States, at Washing- ton, the twenty third day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty one, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixth. AL.] CHESTER A. ARTHUR y the President, JAES G. BLAF'g $eetary of State. oveber 4, 1881.

No.- 3. BY THE PRESIDF'T OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. Isresmble. It has long been the pious custom of our people, with the closing of the year, to look back upon the blessings drought to them in the chang- ing urse of the seasous, and.to ret_urn_ lem. n a..nk. s to the. Al.l-gi.vitg Source from Whom their fio. And almougn at tins perion, when t e falling leaf admonishes us that the time of our sacred duty is at hand, our Nation still lies in the shadow of a great bereavement, and the mourn- ing which has filled Our heax still finds its sorrowful expression toward the God before Whom we but lately bowed in grief and supplication, yet the countle benefits which have shower. upon us during t..he .past twelvemonth call for our fervent gratitude an make it fitting tha we should rejoice with thankfulness that the Lord, in His infinite mercy has mest signally favored our country and our people. Peace without and prosperity within have been vouchsafed to us, no pestilence_has visited our shores, the abundant pri. vileges of freedom which our fathers lof us in their wisdom are still our increasing heritage,--and if, i.n parts of our vast domain, sore affliction has visited our brethren in thexr forest homes, yet even thi calamity has been tempered and in a manner sanc- tified by the generous compassion for the sufferers which has been called forth throughout our land. For all these things, it is meet that the voice of the Nation should go up to God in devout homage. appointment of Wherefore I, Chester A. Arthur, President of the Uni .t_l .Stat..es,.do ove. mber..24., 1, recommend that all the people obeerve Thursday, the twenty-xourn nay .. a. aay of .... of November instant. as a da_v of National Thanksgiving and Prayer, tvmg. -- - � by ceasing so far s may bO from their secular labors, and meeting m their several places of worship, there to join in ascribing hon. o.r and praise to Almighty God, whose goodness has been so manire.st m .o. ur history and in our lives, and otfeing earnest prayers that HIS oounties may continue to us and to our children. In witrices 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 fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eigh_tyn.e., and og the Independence of the United States the one hundred & sixth. CHESTER A. ARTHUR. y tho J G. BL 8zorvtary of Itz.