1813 : British Commander of Newly Seized Detroit Orders Prominent Americans to Depart

February 1, 2018 all-day

After Detroit was captured in War of 1812, Colonel Henry Proctor, the British commander, declared martial law and ordered prominent Americans to leave Detroit.

Source : Historical Society of Michigan.

Letter from 29 Detroit Citizens protesting the order that they depart, February 1, 1813 from History of Monroe County.