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.
The War of 1812 is one of the least studied wars in American history. Sometimes referred to as the “Second War of Independence,” the War of 1812 was the first large scale test of the American republic on the world stage. With the British Navy impressing American sailors, and the British government aiding Native American tribes in their attacks on American citizens on the frontier, Congress, for the first time in our nation’s history, declared war on a foreign nation: Great Britain. The War of 1812 brought the United States onto the world's stage and was followed by a half-decade now called the "Era of Good Feelings."
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