Source: Buffalo Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Mayor Diehl’s Proclamation”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 134
|“Mayor Diehl’s Proclamation.” Buffalo Evening News 16 Sept. 1901 v42n134: p. 8.|
|proclamations (Mayor Diehl, Buffalo, NY); official day of mourning (McKinley).|
|Conrad Diehl; William McKinley.|
Mayor Diehl’s Proclamation
He Calls Upon Buffalo People to Observe Day of Prayer.
Mayor Diehl issued the following proclamation this morning before he departed for Washington:
A terrible affliction has befallen our people. The chief magistrate of the Nation has been struck down by an assassin. The great and good President, William McKinley, is no more. The country is bowed with grief and anguish.
The President of the United States and the Governor of the State of New York have appointed Thursday, the 19th day of September, 1901, the day on which the body of the dead President will be consigned to its last resting place to be a day of mourning and prayer throughout the United States.
Let the emblems of mourning attest the universal grief, and upon the day thus set apart, let all the people of this community refrain from all secular pursuits and assemble in their respective places of worship to pay reverence to the departed President and to offer up prayers to Almighty God for the support and comfort of the bereaved family and for a new impulse of patriotism to guard the country which he loved so well.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the City of Buffalo, this 16th day of September, 1901.