Emperor Norton Welcomes European Immigrants

Proclamation of Norton I, San Francisco Examiner, 8 November 1867, p.3. For the full page, click here. Source: Newspapers.com

Labor Two-Pence Per Day, and Labor Two Dollars

Know all whom it may concern, that we, Norton I., Emperor, desire and do hereby command, having possession of lands on this continent both in North and South America, belonging to and owned by Joshua Norton of the Cape of Good Hope, or Norton I., Emperor, that they appropriate suitable amounts of money for relief of poor persons in Europe desiring to emigrate to this continent – more especially paying attention to the present reported distress in England and France; thereby relieving parties there to our own benefit.

Norton I

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