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HIs Highness the Lord Protector and His Privy Council, ta­king notice of the Hand of God, which at this time is gone out against this Nation, in the present Visitation by Sick­ness that is much spread over the Land, which calls upon the People of this Nation to humble themselves in a solemn maner before the Lord, and to seek his Face in reference thereunto; His Highness and the Council have thought fit to set apart to Morrow Seven-night being Friday, the One and twentieth day of this Moneth, for a Day of Solemn Fasting and Humiliation for the ends aforesaid, to be observed within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the late Lines of Communication, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, and all other places in this Nation to which notice hereof shall come; not doubting but the People of God in other parts of the Nation also will be forward in their particular Congre­gations to a Duty so necessary at this time.

Hen: Scobell, Clerk of the Council.

LONDON: Printed by Henry Hills and John Field, Printers to His Highness the Lord Protector. 1657.

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