Reliable intelligence reports now indicate that British Royal Marines will be landing near the grounds of the Lock House on the weekend of May 7 and 8. According to these reports, British forces will conduct military drills and various demonstrations during their two-day encampment. British intentions within the City likely will not be honorable.
In contrast to the British attack on the City in May 1813, we must not be caught by surprise this time. With US Marines occupied to the North, it will be up to the local militia and citizenry to defend our property. All able-bodied citizens of Havre de Grace — regardless of age — are hereby directed to muster at the Museum grounds between 10AM and 4PM on the first full weekend in May.
Requests to be excused or otherwise relieved of this duty will not be accepted. We need all of you to help re-write history!
Per Order of the Commander,
Havre de Grace Militia
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