Edicts were periodically issued by the King of Saxony, August Friedrich. Once a proclamation was issued, copies were printed and distributed throughout the kingdom. This particular edict was issued 28 May 1811. This was during the height of the Napoleonic Wars. Saxony was allied with France against Prussia. In this edict, it is forbidden to buy cloth for the making of Prussian uniforms. The four-page document measures 13 1/2″ x 8 1/4.” A 1″ wide hole appears at the bottom of each page. It does not affect any of the printing. This is a very interesting, nearly two-hundred-year-old document.