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The Daily Dispatch: March 24, 1864., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President of the Confederate States of America. (search)
s and strengthening their vows and purposes of amendment in humble reliance upon His Gracious and Almighty power: "The Congress of the Confederate States de resolve, That it be recommended to the people of these States that Friday, the 8th day of April next, be set apart and observed as a day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer, that Almighty God would so preside over our public counsels and authorities, that He would so inspire our armies and their leaders with wisdom, courage and persevererefore, I Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, do issue this my Proclamation, calling upon the people of the said States, in conformity with the desire expressed by their representatives, to set apart Friday, the 8th day of April, as a day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer, and I do hereby invite them on that day to repair to their several places of public worship and beseech Almighty God to "preside over our public counsels and so inspire our armies and leaders wit