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Abraham Lincoln: Proclamation 87—Celebration of George Washington's <B><font color='#cc3300'>Birthday</font></B>
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Proclamation 87—Celebration of George Washington's Birthday
February 19, 1862
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By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

It is recommended to the people of the United States that they assemble in their customary places of meeting for public solemnities on the 22d day of February instant and celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Father of his Country by causing to be read to them his immortal Farewell Address.

Given under my hand and the seal of the United States at Washington, the 19th day of February, A.D. 1862, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-sixth.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

By the President:

WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State.



Citation: Abraham Lincoln: "Proclamation 87—Celebration of George Washington's Birthday," February 19, 1862. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=69775.
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