1868 ad: Reward for the apprehension and prosecution to conviction of an assassin

. Monday, April 15, 2013

Proclamation. Whereas the honorable Thomas D'Arcy McGee a member of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada was foully assassinated int his city on the morning of the seventh day of April 1868 in accordance with a resolution of the corporation, I, Henry James Friel, mayor of the city of Ottawa, do hereby offer a reward of $2,000 for the apprehension and prosecution to conviction of the assassin. I hereby also offer a like sum of two thousand dollars for the apprehension and conviction of any party or parties in any way implicated in or connected with or privy to the perpetration of this atrocious crime. Given under my hand at the city of Ottawa this seventh day of April AD 1868 Henry J. Friel, Mayor of Ottawa.

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