Annual Fast Day in the Commonwealth

March 28, 1845

A notice that Gov. Briggs has appointed Thursday, April 3rd, to be fast day.   The editor makes fun of the day:  “There is no more religion in the appointment of an annual fast, than in the annual recurrence of a political election….. The time for holding the annual fast in this State always is April. It is, at best, an April fool’s day business.”