Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day

Washington, D.C. March 30, 1863 By the President: Abraham Lincoln William H. Seward, Secretary of State Senator James Harlan of Iowa, whose daughter later married President Lincoln’s son Robert, introduced this Resolution in the Senate on March 2, 1863. The Resolution asked President Lincoln to proclaim a national day of prayer and fasting. The Resolution was adopted on March 3, […]

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