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Doc. 7. Gov. Gamble's proclamation.

The power of the civil authorities being insufficient to protect the lives and property of citizens of the State, I, Hamilton R. Gamble, Governor of the State of Missouri, do hereby call into the active service of the State, forty-two thousand men of the militia of the State, assigning six thousand as the quota for each military district, which is the same as a Congressional district. The force thus called into service, will be, as far as possible, a volunteer force, and will consist of ten thousand cavalry and thirty-two thousand infantry. If the number volunteering should exceed this requisition, the excess will be held as a reserve corps. If there should be a deficiency, it may become necessary to resort to draft. The Adjutant-General will issue to the Division Inspectors of the several military districts the orders necessary to carry this requisition into effect. The force called out will be for six months, unless peace in the State shall be restored. Arms will be furnished as rapidly as they can be had.

Given under my hand and the seal of the State, at Jefferson City, the 24th day of August, in the year 1861.

Hamilton R. Gamble. By the Governor: M. Oliver, Secretary of State.

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