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Proclamation. To the people of Minnesota. : Whereas, information has reached me that the public peace has been disturbed by the unlawful attempt of a large body of citizens to seize and put to death the unarmed and manacled prisoners recently condemned to be hung for their atrocious crimes, and now in the custody of the United States military authorities at South Bend awaiting the final order of the president for their execution ... Now, therefore, I, Alexander Ramsey, governor of the state of Minnesota ... do hereby call upon all citizens engaged in these disorderly demonstrations, to desist therefrom. ... Given under my hand ... at the city of St. Paul, this sixth day of December, A.D. 1862. ... Preview this item
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Proclamation. To the people of Minnesota. : Whereas, information has reached me that the public peace has been disturbed by the unlawful attempt of a large body of citizens to seize and put to death the unarmed and manacled prisoners recently condemned to be hung for their atrocious crimes, and now in the custody of the United States military authorities at South Bend awaiting the final order of the president for their execution ... Now, therefore, I, Alexander Ramsey, governor of the state of Minnesota ... do hereby call upon all citizens engaged in these disorderly demonstrations, to desist therefrom. ... Given under my hand ... at the city of St. Paul, this sixth day of December, A.D. 1862. ...

Author: Alexander Ramsey; Minnesota. Governor (1860-1863 : Ramsey)
Publisher: [St. Paul, Minn. : s.n., 1862]
Series: Archive of Americana.; American broadsides and ephemera., Series 1 ;, no. 11279.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Broadsides
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Ramsey; Minnesota. Governor (1860-1863 : Ramsey)
OCLC Number: 437921657
Notes: Urging forbearance in the case involving approximately 300 Sioux Indians, who were tried by a military tribunal, convicted, and sentenced to hang, for their participation in the Sioux uprising in Minnesota in 1862. "I appeal then to the good sense of the people to await patiently and peacefully the due course of law." Eventually, thirty-eight Indians and half-breeds were hung in mass execution at Mankato on Dec. 26, 1862.
Signed: Alexander Ramsey. By the governor: D. Blakely, secretary of state.
Text in two columns; printed area measures 19.4 x 11.1 cm.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2005. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (American broadsides and ephemera. Series 1 ; no. 11279).
Description: 1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 27 x 17 cm.
Series Title: Archive of Americana.; American broadsides and ephemera., Series 1 ;, no. 11279.

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