Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/896

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872 PROCLAMATIONS. Nos. cs, 7. “§:*·¤b¤¢ 38,,,:892% To the end therefore that we may with thankful hearts unite in extolnsdom Tusukséav. ling the loving care of our Heavenly Father, I Grover Cleveland,

      • 5- President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of the present mon th of November, as a day

of Thanksgiving and Prayer to be kept and observed by all our people. On that day let us forego our usual occupations, and in our accustomed places of worship join in rendering thanks to the Giver of every good and perfect gift for the bounteous returns that have rewarded our labors in the fields and in the busy marts of trade, for the peace and order that have prevailed throughout the land, for our protection from pestilence and dire calamity and for the other blessings that have been showered upon us from an open hand. And with our thanksgiving, let ns humbly beseech the Lord to so incline the hearts of our people unto Him that He will not leave us nor forsake us as a nation, but will continue to ns His mercy and protecting care, guiding us in the path of national prosperity and happiness, enduing us with rectitude and virtue and keeping alive within us a patriotic love for the free institutions which have been given to us as our national heritage. And let us also on the day of our thanksgiving especially remember the poor and needy, and by deeds of charity let us show the sincerity of our gratitude. In witness 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 ninety- [SEAL.] five and in the one hundred and twentieth year of the Independence of the United States. Gnovnn. Cnnvnrun By the President: Bremen Ommr Secretary of State. [No. 7.] N¤v¤¤¤Y>¤r 8. 1895- BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES or AMEBIGA. A PROCLAMATION. gi-gambis. Whereas section 17 of the act of August 28, 1894, entitled “An Act °‘28‘*"55°‘ to reduce taxation, to provide revenue for the Government and for other purposes,” prohibits "the importation of neat cattle and the hides of neat cattle from any foreign country into the United States," And whereas it is provided by the Act of Congress approved March 2, v¤1.zs,p.·ma. 1895, entitled “An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six,” “That whenever the Secretary of Agriculture shall certify to the President of the United States what countries or parts of countries are free from contagious or infectious diseases of domestic animals, and that neat cattle and hides can be imported from such countries without danger to the domestic animals of the United States, the President of the United States may suspend the prohibition of the importation of neat cattle and hides in the manner provided by law, And Whereas the Secretary of Agriculture has now certified to me that the countries of Norway, Sweden, Holland, Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the countries of North, Central and South America, including Mexico, are so tar tree from contagious or infectious diseases of domestic animals that neat cattle may be imported from those countries into the United States, under the sanitary regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, without danger to the domestic animals of the United States; and that so far as the countries