Proclamation by Major General Charles W. San[d]ford of the New York State Militia, shortly after the beginning of the Civil War in 1861. The proclamation guaranteed that while Fairfax County, Virginia, was occupied by the militia (in the service of the United States Army), no harm would come to the person or property of Virginia citizens.
New York State Archives, New York (State). Adjutant General's Office. Correspondence and petitions, 1821-1896. Series B0462-84, Box 27, Folder 26.