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APPENDIX. 711 Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, South Carolinzl, Alabama., and also by the legislature of the State of Georgia; the States thus specified being more than three fourths of the States of the United States. And I do further certify that the said amendment has become valid to all intents and purposes as 2. pzlrt of the Constitution of the United States. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Deigartment of State to be aflixcd. one at. the city of Washington this twenty-eighth day of July, in the year [SEAL] of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, and of the ' Independence of the United States of America the ninety-third. WILLIAL1 H. SEWARD, Secretary of Stale. No. 14. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: 0<:tober12!18Mt A PROCLAMATION. IN the year which is now drawing to its end, the art, the skill, and the labor Day for puh_ of the people of the United States have been employed with greater diligence lic Thanksgivand vigor, and on broader fields than ever before, and the fiuits of the earth lng rwvmméudhuvc been gathered into the granary and the storehouse in marvellous album- °d· duncc. Our highways have been lengthencd, and new and prollflc re ions have bccn occupied. WVa are permitted to hope that long protracted pollitlcal and sectional dissensions are at no distant day to give lace to returning harmony and fraternal affection throughout the Republic. Many foreign states have antered into liberal agreements with us, while nations which are far oil] and which heretofore have been unsocial and exclusive, have become our friends. The annual period of rest, which we have reached in health and tranquillity, and which is crowned with so many blessings, is by universal consent a congenient and suitable one for cultivating personal piety and practising public evotion. I therefore recommend that Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of November next, Thursday, be set apart, and observed by all the people of the United states, as a. dayfor November 26th. ublic praise, thanksgiving, and prayer to the Almighty Creator and Dxvmp 1868· liuler of the Universe, by whose ever-watchful, merciful, and gmciqus prowdence alone, states zmd nations, no less than families and individual men, do live and move and have their being. In witness whare0fQ I have hereunto set my band,- and caused the seal of the United States to be aflixed. . Dona at the city of Washixxgton, this twelfth day of October, m the year of 0ur Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, and of the In- [L. s.] dependence of the United States the ninetX §hB·gi By the President: YVILLIAM H. Smvmm, Secretary of State. N0. 15. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Dec. 25, 18682 A PROCLAMATION. W11ran12.·.s the President of the United States has heretofore set forth several Preamble. proclamacions, offering amnesty and pardon to p0rs0ns wh0 had been or were concerned in the lute rebellion against the lawful authorlty of the government