The War of 1812 document exhibit
No less a person than the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick realized the War of 1812 placed the colony of New Brunswick in a precarious position. Lieutenant Governors were appointed by the British Government but in the colonies often had to balance local factions and circumstances in fulfilling their responsibilities.
In this proclamation George Stracey Smyth1 attempts to walk a fine line of neutrality despite the hostilities between Great Britain and the United States.
1. Smyth was acting for Thomas Carleton, who was on permanent leave in England. Smyth became Lieutenant Governor in 1817.
RS336 C1 1812-1813