Rep. Patrick Sheehan declares he’s rightful Governor of Oregon

by NW Spotlight

Rep. Sheehan invokes obscure statute to claim he’s Governor – calls on Kitzhaber to resign

Rep. Patrick Sheehan (R-Clackamas) was working a few years ago on the history of Masons in Oregon when he stumbled across the private papers of a nineteenth-century Oregon lawyer, who also happened to be a Mason. Those papers had been lost for almost a century after having been transferred to Victoria BC in the late 1800s.  Rep. Sheehan travelled to Victoria BC in December 2009 and found papers that he contends granted his family “first rights” to being the governor of what the British called Columbia – which includes modern day Oregon as well as modern day British Columbia, so long as a member of his family remained active in the Masons in Columbia.

Sheehan claims he can now prove that members of his family have remained active in the Masons in what the British called Columbia during the required time, including the last link in the chain for Sheehan, his great, great grandfather Daniel Albert Murno.

 

The papers that Rep. Sheehan found are a part of the US-British treaty of 1818, which preceded the Oregon Treaty of 1846 – and Sheehan contends that the 1846 treaty never voided those sections of the 1818 treaty.

Sheehan’s main proof is this document from the King of England to the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1810.

Said Sheehan “I’m not trying to change anything, I’m just trying to set something right.”

Rep. Sheehan has indicated that he is committed to working out a smooth transition with outgoing Gov. Kitzhaber, and he calls upon Gov. Kitzhaber to please return his phone calls and to also please leave any remaining single malt Scotch at Mahonia Hall when he departs.

 

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  • It’s about time we had a Mason in charge of something in government.

  • Jack Roberts

    How appropriate that this is the day that a historic wrong is finally being righted. Congratulations, Governor-designate Sheehan!

  • Patrick

    I assume this is you, Gilliam. Well played! Happy April Fools Day … -Patrick

  • Reper

    Does this mean John Lim can finally be Lieutenant Governor?

  • Casey

    Is it true Emmert International has been contracted to move Mahonia Hall to Happy Valley? At least our new Governor won’t have to commute to Salem everyday.

  • wnd

    “Charge, Brethren! Charge your glasses to the top,
    My toast forbids the spilling of a drop.”

  • Anonymous

    Wait a minute! That means the British never advocated their claim to the NW Territories. We all are Canadians now.

  • Ballistic45

    Yeah, and there will be someone granted California governorship from Spain I suppose, wait a minute, that may not be a bad idea… LOL

  • Drjothen

    Congrats Patrick! 😉

  • CT

    He calls upon Gov. Kitzhaber to please return his phone calls and to also please leave any remaining single malt Scotch at Mahonia Hall when he departs.

    The main thing being that Kitz depart. Amen!

  • CT

    Men of honor and integrity, the Masons. Something John has failed at both.

    Oh, Cylvia, Cylvia!

  • pureorshirley

    Thank you. Intelligent and funny! Happy April fools day!

  • pureorshirley

    Thank you. Intelligent and funny! Happy April fools day!

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