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Governor Murray Thanksgiving proclamation, 1884

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Utah State Archives Series 24205

This printed proclamation was issued by Governor Eli H. Murray 18 November 1884 in response to custom and in obedience to the proclamation of the President of the United States setting aside Thursday November 27 as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer. The proclamations were apparently stamped with the state seal and distributed widely by Arthur L. Thomas, Territorial Secretary. This example was transferred back to Utah from South Dakota.

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