Original 1917 Massachusetts Governor Samuel W. McCall Proclamation
Respecting the Late Admiral George Dewey
Original Massachusetts Proclamation Broadside, issued By His Excellency, the Governor, Samuel W. McCall, and the Secretary of the Commonwealth Albert P. Langtry.
Document body reads: The people have learned with profound sorrow of the death of Admiral George Dewey, who was the most distinguished sailor of his time, and by his eminent service to his country earned and received the highest rank in the American Navy. In token of respect for him and of our deep sorrow I urge that the national and state flags be flown at half mast throughout the Commonwealth until after his funeral on Saturday next.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this eighteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-first.
God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Measures 8 1/2" Wide by 11" Tall and printed on a light to medium weight paper stock, including watermark. The back is blank.
Condition is Very Good / Excellent, with No Stains, No Foxing, No Corner Bends or Wear, No Rips, No Tears, No Pin-Holes, No Writing. The document has been folded in half in 2 places horizontally.
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