To Hugh From Fraters: Nuts!
Actually our response to the offer (read ultimatum) presented to us by Mr. Hewitt on Friday will be a bit more expansive than the succinct yet comprehensive rebuttal from General Anthony McAuliffe, commander of the 101st Airborne, to the German request to surrender at Bastogne. And so we say:
"audendus iura nostra defendere"
Which according to our erstwhile Latin consultant translates as, "We dare defend our rights."
While we very much want to remain friends and allies of the powerful Hewitt Empire, we cannot surrender our independence. Hugh will have to content himself with receiving tribute from one of his other willing vassels.
Meanwhile posters depicting the true nature of Hugh’s regime will be distributed to peasants throughout Minnesota alerting them to the danger posed by allowing him to remain in power: