Norton I. Dei Gratia, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
Being anxious to use heaven and earth for the obliteration of the small-pox, do hereby command the authorities of all the cities on the Pacific -
1st. That every person be vaccinated, under severe penalties.
2d. That teamsters driving persons to the hospital shall not get drunk and leave their patients on the streets, to spread the contagion.
3d. That physicians shall change their clothing after attending small-pox patients.
4th. That the churches ferret out and punish all persons who administer poisonous food and drinks, on religious, political, or national discussions.
Done in the city of Oakland, in the 16h year of our reign, and in the year of our Lord, 1869. Norton I.
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