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PROCLAMATIONS

BY

GEO. B. MCCLELLAN, GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY.

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

I, George B. McClellan, Governor of the state of New Jersey, do hereby make proclamation that in accordance with the provisions of “An act providing for decreeing and making known that certain laws and joint resolutions have become inoperative and void” approved March 3, 1873. The comptroller of the treasury has made report to me under date of July 31, 1878, that the parties interested in certain private acts passed at the legislative session of 1878, have failed to pay the sums assessed thereon and declared to be payable on the same, according to the requirements of the act entitled “An act to increase the revenue of the state of New Jersey," approved March 6, 1858, and the supplement thereto, approved March 18, 1859, and that by reason of such failure the following named acts have become inoperative and void :

I. “An act authorizing Permelia Hubbs to sell the real estate of which he rillegitimate son, Albert C. Edmunds, died seized in the county of Hunterdon, and to dispose

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of the proceeds resulting therefrom," approved March 27, 1878.

II. "A supplement to an act entitled 'An act to authorize Reimer Henry Schacht to build a bridge from Morris Island, in Delaware river, to the bank along the Repaupo meadows, and to stake off the channel between the said island and the bank of said Repaupo meadows in the township of Greenwich, Gloucester county, New Jersey, approved February nineteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three,” approved March 27, 1878.

Given under my hand and the great seal of

the state of New Jersey, at Trenton, this [L. s.] sixth day of August, A. D., one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight.

GEO. B. MCCLELLAN. By the Governor, HENRY C. KELSEY,

Secretary of State.

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR.

It is expected of the chief executive of this state that he should set apart a day to be devoted to family rejoicing and the giving of thanks to the Almighty for the blessings He has bestowed upon us as a people.

With this recurring season we have abundant reason to express our gratitude to the Giver of all good gifts. He has preserved to us the blessings of peace; He has granted to the husbandman in ample measure the fruits of his toil; prosperity has again commenced to smile upon our land; we have mercifully been shielded against the pestilence which has wrought such havoc among our brethren of other states, and we have good cause to thank Him, in their behalf, that the course of the seasons has been interrupted in order to bring their terrible trials to a close.

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Deeply feeling our dependence upon God, I, George B. McClellan, Governor of the state of New Jersey, do hereby designate Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of November, instant, as a day of public thanksgiving and praise unto Him for all His past mercies, and humble prayer for a continuance of His goodness to us.

The good people of this state know that vast numbers of our fellow citizens--once arrayed in arms against us, but now, through God's mercy, happily reunited with us—have undergone indescribable trials through the ravages of a fatal pestilence. Although the scourge is well nigh ended, yet its consequences still press with fearful weight upon multitudes of the survivors, and still call for relief and aid beyond the power of their immediate neighbors to afford: Therefore, I suggest, that in every church, in every community of this state, arrangements be made to enable every one, according to his or her means and disposition, to offer on the approaching day of Thanksgiving, as a thank-offering to the Lord for His abundant mercies towards us, and as a pledge of our fraternal love to them, money for the relief of our unfortunate fellow-citizens of the afflicted districts of the South.

Given under my hand and seal at the execu

tive chamber, in the city of Trenton, this

eighth day of November, in the year of [L. S.] our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

seventy-eight, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and third.

GEO. B. MCCLELLAN. By the Governor: JOIN A. HALL,

Private Secretary.

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