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1026 PROCLAMATIONS. Nos. 4, 5. sels arriving from any port in “Central America down to and including Aspinwall and Panama” of so much of the duty at the rate of three cents per ton as may be in excess of the tonnage and light house dues, or other equivalent tax or taxes imposed on American vessels by the Government of the foreign country in which such port is situated. Collection or Now therefore, I, Grover Cleveland, President of the United States t<>¤¤¤5¤ duty BUF of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the act and gif; Jcg_‘55?1,“::;” section hereinbefore mentioned do hereby declare and proclaim that United State, 0} on and after this 9th day of September, one thousand eight hundred Colombia. and eighty-five, the collection of said tonnage duty of three cents per ton shall be suspended as regards all vessels arriving in any port of the United States from the port of Boca del Toro, United States of 0 om ia. 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 9th day of September one thousand eight hundred and eighty five and of the [U. s. SEAL.] Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and tenth. GBOVEB CLEVELAND. By the President: _ T. F. Bavmn, Secretary of State. No. 5. November 2, 1885. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. . A PROCLAMATION. Preembie. The American People have always abundant cause to be thankful to Almighty God, whose watchful care and guiding hand have been manifested in every stage of their national life-—guarding and protecting them in time of peril, and safely leading them in the hour of darkness and of dan er. It is iittirigg and proper that a nation thus favored, should on one day in every year, for that purpose especially appointed, publicly acknowledge the goodness of God, and return thanks to Him for all His gracious gifts. T{<>V•¤¤¤b•>¤ 26» Therefore I, Grover Cleveland, President of the United States of

883;, °°f),.“P°:{,,§g America, do hereby designate and set apart Thursday the twenty-sixth

·n,,,,,[,g;,;,&_ day of November instant, as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer; and do invoke the observance of the same by all the people of the land. On that day let all secular business be suspended. And let the people assemble in their usual places of worship, and with prayer and songs of praise, devoutly testify their gratitude to the Giver of every good and perfect gift for all that He has done for us in the year that has passed; for our preservation as a united nation and for our deliverance from the shock and danger of political convulsion; for the blessings of peace and for our safety and quiet while wars and rumors of wars have agitated and amicted other nations of the earth; for our security against the scourge of pestilence, which in other lands has claimed its dead by thousands and filled the streets with mourners; _ for pleuteous crops which reward the labor of the husbandman and increase our nation’s wealth; and for the contentment throughout our borders which follows in the train of prosperity and abundance. _ And let there also be on the day theo set apart, a reumon of families, sanctified and chastened by tender memories and associations; and