Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick
WhereasThe Town of Bolton was purchased from the Nipmuc Indian tribe as part of the Lancaster Purchase in 1643 and incorporated into the Commonwealth in 1738; and
Whereas Residents of the Town of Bolton played an active part in the settling of new territories and the founding of our nation, participating in King Philip’s War, Queen Anne’s War and the American Revolution; and
WhereasThe Town of Bolton has a rich agricultural history, and is notable for both its apple orchards, dairy and livestock farms; and
Whereas It is fitting that we recognize the Town of Bolton its and its residents for their agricultural and historical contributions to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts past, present and future,
Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick,Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim June 23, 2013, to be
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 third day of June, in the year two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
By His Excellency
Deval L. Patrick Governor of the Commonwealth
William Francis Galvin Secretary of the Commonwealth