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The document, dated February 24th, 1812, was created in regards to the coming war against the United States, which came approximately 5 months later.
This proclamation reads as follows:
Province of Upper Canada
ISSAC BROCK, Esquire, President administering the Government of the
Province of Upper Canada, and Major-General Commanding His Majesty's
Forces within the same.
TO ALL TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:...Greeting
WHEREAS information has been received, that divers persons have recently come into this Province, with a seditious intent to disturb the
tranquility thereof, and to endeavour to alienate the minds of His Majesty's Subjects from His Person and Government; I hereby require and
enjoin the several persons authorized , to carry into effect a certain
Statute, passed in the Forty-fourth year of his Majesty's reign,
intituled, "An Act for the better securing this Province against all
seditious attempts or designs to disturb the tranquility thereof," to be
vigilant in the execution of their duty, and strictly to enquire into
the behaviour and conduct of all such persons as may be subject to the
provisions of the said Act; and I do also charge and require all of his
Majesty's Good and Loyal Subjects within this Province, to be aiding and
assisting the said Persons, in the execution of the powers vested in
them by the said Act.
GIVEN under my Hand and Seal at Arms, at York, this Twenty-fourth day of
February, in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Twelve,
and in the Fifty-second of his Majesty's Reign.
By Command of His Honour,
ISSAC BROCK, President
WM. JARVIS, Sec'y