Its Imperial Majesty the Manifesto issued December 11, 1811 on naming Old and New Finland as Finland

We, Alexander the First, D.G. Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.

With annexation of New Finland to Russian Empire and supposing that differences between Old and New Finland in naming as well as in governing are unnecessarily and not suitable for this province, hearing the State Counsil's opinion We decided the following to be benefitable:

1) From now to name Old and New Finland as Finland

2) Former Finland province as well as currently existing provinces in Finland to be now in main Government established by Us for this country.

Signed originally by His Emperor Majesty in hand:

Countersigned by Chairman of the State Counsil, Chancellor of the Russian Empire count Nikolay Rumyantsev.
Translated by Mikhail Kaplinsky, 2008