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rRooLAMA*r1oNs, 1917. 1713 spirit in us. We shall never again be divided or wonder what stuff we are made of. And while we render thanks for these let us pray Almighty God that in all humbleness of spirit we may ook always to Him for guidance; that we msiismay be kept constant in the sgnrgt and purpose of service; that by grace our minds may be cted and our hands strengthened; and that in His good time liberty and security and (peace and the comradeship of a common justice may be vouchsafe all the nations of the earth. _ WHEREFORE, I, Woodrow Wilson President of the United b,',{"‘2‘gf’§,§;Q,, 1,`f§,§’,i’;§; States of America, do hereby designate 'l‘hursday, the twenty-ninth ¤¤ ¤ <1¤ym;¤ps¤¤¤r¤1 day of November next as a day of thanksgiving and pradyer, and mm Q ` invite the people throughout the land to cease upon that ay from their ordinary occu ations and in their several homes and places of worshi to render tlianks to God, the great ruler of nations. IN $VITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done in the District of Columbia this 7th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [ann,.] seventeen and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-second. Woouaow WHSON By the President: Romrnr Lruwsme, Secretary of State. Br um Pnnsmmrr or um UNITED Srrurms or Annmroa N¤*·¤¤¤¤7·¤>17· A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, Under and by virtue of an Act of Congress entitled P,}g°,f,,*,·j*,° °' *’°k°’Y "An Act to pripvide flurther for the nationlal security ang defense by Pmmliki. encouraging the pro uction, cons the supp y, an controlling the distribution of food {products and fuel/’ approved by the President on the 10th day 0 August, 1917, it is provided among other Snmwywmm things as follows: .4m¢,p. "That by reason of the existence of a state of war, it is essential to the national securi(tiy and defense, for the successful prosecution of the war, an for the support and maintenance of the Army and Navy, to assure an adequate supply and equitable distribution, and to facilitate the movement, of foods feeds, fuel_ including fuel oil and natural gas, and fertilizer and fert11izer_ ingredients, tools, utensils, implements, machine , and equipment required for the actual groduction of foodgr, feeds, an fuel, hereafter in this`Act calle necessaries; to reyent,_ locally or generally, scarcity, monopolization, hoarding, isgurious speculation, manipulations, and private controls, ecting such supply, distribution and movement; and to estabhs and mamtain governmental control of such necessaries during the war. For such purposes the instrumentalities means, methods, powers, authorities, duties, obligations, and prohibitions hereinafter set forth are created, established, conerred, and prescribed. The President is authorized to make such regulations and to issue such orders as are essential effectively to carry out the provisions of this Act." AND, WHEREAS, It is further provided in said Act as follows: ‘*”“’ °‘m' _ "That, from time to time, whenever the President shall find it essential to license the importation, manufacture, storage, mining, or distribution of any necessarics, in order to carry into effect