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


Whereas The 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

Whereas The 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

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts