• Creator
  • Squire, Watson C. 1838-1926
  • Created Date
  • 1886
  • Description
  • This proclamation was written at time of anti-Chinese sentiment in Seattle and surrounding areas -- approximately 1885-1886. Watson C. Squire, Governor of Washington Territory, proclaimed this message to instruct the people of Washington to "desist from breaches of the peace." He encouraged interested persons to join the King County Sheriff in order to help keep peace, and commanded all military companies in Seattle to report to the Sheriff. T... more
    This proclamation was written at time of anti-Chinese sentiment in Seattle and surrounding areas -- approximately 1885-1886. Watson C. Squire, Governor of Washington Territory, proclaimed this message to instruct the people of Washington to "desist from breaches of the peace." He encouraged interested persons to join the King County Sheriff in order to help keep peace, and commanded all military companies in Seattle to report to the Sheriff. This proclamation is the response to a letter from Seattle Mayor Henry L. Yesler, also printed in the proclamation, which asked for aid.Handwritten on the bottom of the proclamation is a note from Seattle judge Robert S. Greene: "I had nothing to do with the foregoing. It was issued by the Governor without consulting me - R.S.G.". less
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    Scanned from original text or image at 400 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2006