At the Head-quarters at Castlebar, the 14th Fructidor, in the 6th year of the French republic, one and indivisible.

GENERAL Humbert, commander in chief of the army of Ireland, wishing to organize, as soon as possible, an administrative power for the province of Connaught, orders as follows:

  1. The government of the province of Connaught shall reside at Castlebar till further orders.
  2. The government shall be composed of twelve members, who will be nominated by the commander in chief of the French army.
  3. Citizen John Moore is appointed President of the province of Connaught. He is particularly charged with the nomination and union of the members of the government.
  4. The government shall immediately direct its attention to the organization of the militia of the province of Connaught, and to securing the provisions necessary for the French and Irish armies.
  5. There shall be formed eight regiments of infantry, each of twelve hundred men; and four of cavalry, each of six hundred men.
  6. The government will declare rebels and traitors to their country, all those who, having received arms and clothing, shall not join the army within twenty-four hours.
  7. Every individual, from sixteen to forty, inclusively, is called upon, in the name of the Irish republic, to repair immediately to the French camp, to march in a mass against the common enemy, the government of Ireland – the English; whose destruction alone can secure the independence and happiness of ancient Hibernia.

The General commanding in chief,
(Signed) HUMBERT.