Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving - 1876 
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United States Massachusetts
Antique black and white broadside proclamation, "For a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise," issued by Massachusetts Governor Alexander H. Rice (1876-79), naming November 30 of 1876 as Thanksgiving Day in the Commonwealth, and elaborating on the nation's Centennial that same year, and of the history of Thanksgiving in Massachusetts. Emblazoned with a precursor to the Commonwealth's modern seal, featuring a Native American holding his bow and arrow at center, and a bent arm holding a sword overhead, with the motto "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" ("By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."). Originally folded, very good condition, measures 27.5 x 19.5.
Black & White Printed Broadside
MAS1541
Antique
Maker: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
$350.00



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