WHEREAS, one third interest in the Central Pacific Railroad,
being held in trust for us in the name of President Leland Stanford, and
whereas it is necessary in order to give credit and prestige to our Empire
that we should have absolute possession of the said interest;
NOW, THEREFORE, we....do hereby command Mr. Stanford
to forthwith grant us possession and save the trouble of legal proceedings.
WHEREAS, the directors of the Central Pacific Railroad
are guilty of insurrection and rebellion against our personal prerogative
and dignity by allowing their employees to tax us on making use of their
road; and Mr. Stanford is guilty of fraud in illegally taking possession
of our interests and refusing to account to us;
NOW, THEREFORE, we, Norton-1, do hereby command our personal
friend, Hon. Mr. Luttrell of Siskiyou, to forthwith bring articles of
impeachment to compel him to give us our rights.
WHEREAS we are informed that the screw which works the
Clay Street Railroad is not strong enough for that purpose, and that it
is, consequently, dangerous to the lives of the passengers; also that
the dummy is a useless appendage.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Directors of the company are hereby
ordered to see that precautions are taken to make travel on said railroad
perfectly safe by using a screw with at least twenty-four inches diameter.