Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick 

Whereas The town of Oakham, once known as “Rutland West Wing”  is located in Worcester County; and

Whereas Oakham was first settled in 1749 and was incorporated in 1762; and

Whereas During its growth, Oakham was predominantly a farming town, but wagon manufacturing, wire products, hat and bonnet shops provided employment needed by many families.; and

Whereas On this day, Oakham celebrates its 250th anniversary,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim June 7th, 2012 to be,

Oakham Day

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this fifth day of June, in the year two thousand and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-fifth.

By His Excellency                       
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin  
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts