Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick
WhereasThe Town of Sudbury, established in 1638 and incorporated in 1639, was the first settlement of the Sudbury Plantation; and
WhereasThe 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
WhereasWayland 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,
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