25 July 1869
WHEREAS, we Norton-1, "Dei Gratia"
Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, being anxious for
the future fame and honor of the residents of San Francisco,
DO HEREBY COMMAND all our good and loyal subjects to
furnish the means and exert their best skill and advance money to make
Mr. Marriot's aerial machine a success.
Given at San Francisco, Cal., this 25th day of July, A.D. 1869, in the
seventeenth year of our reign.
Norton-1., Dei Gratia, Emperor of the United States and Protector
of Mexico, being desirous of allaying the dissensions of party strife
now existing within our realm, do hereby dissolve and abolish the Democratic
and Republican parties, and also do hereby decree disfranchisement and
imprisonment, for not more than ten nor less than five years, to all persons
leading to any violation of this imperial decree. Norton-1.
Given at San Francisco, Cal., this 12th day of August, A.D. 1869.