Norton claimed to have invented a switch which would prevent head-on train
desires that there should be a thoroughly practical and mechanical Switch,
and his ideas improved upon so that Europe will be glad to pay America
for the patent."
WHEREAS, the First National Bank refused to honor a small
check of $100, to pay the value of a model for a Railway Switch invented
by us, thereby endangering our private personal interest to a large estate:
AND, WHEREAS, it is publicly notorious that one or two
of the Directors have large amounts in trust belonging to our personal
NOW, THEREFORE, we, Norton-1, Emperor of the United States
and Protector of Mexico, do hereby decree the confiscation to the State
of all interest of said Bank as security for any losses we may sustain
by reason of their acts.