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Proclamation by Josiah Martin concerning the death of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales
Martin, Josiah, 1737-1786
May 1772
Volume 09, Page 295

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Whereas His Majesty by His Royal Instruction bearing date at St James the Seventeenth day of February 1772, hath been graciously pleased to signify His Royal Will and Pleasure, that the order of the Lords of His Majestys Honorable Privy Council of the eighth day of the 1d Month of February that in the Morning & Evening Prayers in the Litany & in all other parts of the Public Service, as well in the occasional Offices as in the Book of Common Prayer, when the Royal Family is particularly appointed to be prayed for, the following Form & Order should be observed Vizt Our Gracious Queen Charlotte, His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales and all the Royal Family, and that it is therefore His Majestys Royal Wish & Pleasure that in all the Prayers, Litanies and Collects for the Royal family to be used within His Majestys Province of North Carolina, the said aforementioned Form & Order be observed. I do therefore in His Majesty's Name strictly command and enjoin, that the said Form & Order be strictly and exactly observed in all Parish Churches, Chapels and other Places of Divine Worship in this Province and that Publication of His Majestys Royal will & Pleasure herein be forthwith made in the said Places of Divine Worship that obedience may be paid thereto accordingly.

The Earl of Hillsborough one of His Majestys Principal Secretaries of State having transmitted to me the below of The Earl Marshal for a Genl Mourning for her late Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales to the intent that His Majestys Subjects in this Province should be made acquainted therewith. In pursuance thereof I do appoint the General Mourning on this occasion to commence in this Province on Sunday 17th instant.