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

 

Whereas The Town of Sudbury, established in 1638 and incorporated in 1639, was the first settlement of the Sudbury Plantation; and

Whereas The people that lived on the eastern side of the Sudbury River petitioned for separation from the Town of Sudbury in 1714, and officially separated in 1780 becoming East Sudbury; and

Whereas The Town of East Sudbury sent 115 brave men to fight in the Battle of Concord on April 19, 1775; and

Whereas In 1835, the men attending the town meeting voted to change the name from East Sudbury to Wayland, to honor Rev. Francis Wayland, then President of Brown University; and

Whereas Founded in 1848, the Wayland Library was the first free public library in Massachusetts and the second in the country; and

Whereas Wayland residents have contributed culturally and historically in numerous different way; from colonialist Peter Noyes, to philosopher Edmund Sears, to abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, to Watergate  investigator Archibald Cox and the former voice of the Boston Celtics, Johnny Most, 

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim June 15th, 2013, to be,

WAYLAND 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 seventh 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