A copy of First Lincoln Militia Regimental orders, dated at Niagara, 19 November 1838. The orders read as follows: “The Regiment will assemble on the Commons opposite Queen Street, on Thursday the 22nd inst. at 12 o’clock, noon; every man, including the Troop of Cavalry, Fire and Dock Companies, to be present. Any person having arms and accoutrements in possession will have them on parade. By order of the Commanding Officer. Robert Kay, Captain & Adjutant.”
A handwritten note below the orders reads: “N.B. Please have the Company warned immediately.” The orders are dated during the tumultuous period of rebellions in 1837-1838 in Upper Canada.