To the Thirteen Colonies of British America
September 4, 1776
I, King George the Third, have just received the document entitled The Declaration of Independence. This shall be disregarded by the British government and British colonies. As to the colonies rebellion this has been an illegal movement and shall be stopped immediately.
The accusations made by this unnamed group of rebels were unjust and illegal. The laws made during the time of need were or the colonists' good.
The forbiddance of passing laws without my permission was only for the good of the governors. The governors would have passed laws that could have brought attacks on them.
The relinquishment of representation was placed into effect because the colonies are not a part of the mainland.
Legislative meetings were called by my subjects and me. These meetings were not placed in unusual locations for the intimidation or fatiguing of the members.
They were simply placed in an area known to all.
Opposing the King is a capitol offense and when the Representative Houses were dissolved I gave these people another chance. If these people had been in Britain they would have been quartered or executed in another harsh manner.
As for the fact that I am the sole ruler of Britain and its outlying lands, this has been a standing manner since the beginning of Britain and will continue to be true. There is no reason to change the government because we have been functioning with perfection.
Murders were not committed under order of me. Executions may have been for serious crimes.
The Independent United States shall not be recognized nor traded with. These colonies will remain property of the British.
King of England