Its Imperial Majesty the Manifesto issued March 27, 1809
We, Alexander the First, D.G. Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth, Grand Duke of Finland, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth, do make known: That, Providence having placed Us in possession of the Grand Duchy of Finland, We have desired hereby to confirm and ratify the Religion and the Fundamental Laws of the Land as well as the privileges and rights which each class in the said Grand Duchy in particular, and all the inhabitants in general, be their position high or low, have hitherto enjoyed according to the Constitution. We promise to maintain all these benefits and laws firm and unshakeable in their full force. In confirmation whereof We have signed this Act of Assurance with Our own hand.
Given in Borgå on the 27th of March 1809.
Signed originally by His Emperor Majesty in hand: