Emperor Norton of San Francisco and the World
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Emperor Norton of San Francisco and the World
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Emperor Norton of San Francisco and the World
Emperor Norton WHEREAS, we issued our decree ordering the citizens of San Francisco and Oakland to appropriate funds for the survey of a suspension bridge from Oakland Point via Goat Island; also for a tunnel; and to ascertain which is the best project; and whereas the said citizens have hitherto neglected to notice our said decree; and whereas we are determined our authority shall be fully respected; now, therefore, we do hereby command the arrest by the army of both the Boards of City Fathers if they persist in neglecting our decrees. Given under our royal hand and seal at San Francisco, this 17th day of September, 1872 –Emperor Norton Self-proclaimed Emperor Norton, the man who pronounced that a bridge should be built across Yerba buena island to the East Bay. Also filed for bankruptcy sf_emperor_norton_ht_p
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