An Executive Committee of five was also appointed to raise a California Regiment.
Mr. Ross Fish
, of Maryland
, made a most patriotic speech.
was appointed commander of the regiment; after which the following resolutions were read and unanimously adopted:
, The integrity and perpetuity of the Government
of the United States
has been and is seriously threatened and assailed by the open revolt of a large portion of the people of several States of the Union
, There has been no just cause for this action either on the part of the Government
itself or the people, and
, The Government and the people have borne and forborne, until such a period has been reached that longer forbearance will assuredly result in the total disruption and destruction of our Republican form of government, and now the Government
, sustained by the people, proposes to quell the unjust and unholy rebellion, and restore peace and prosperity to the country once more; therefore,
, That we, as residents of the American States
of the Pacific coast
, have a common interest with the people of the other sections of our country in the defence and preservation of the Government
of our Fathers.
, That we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to do all that in us lies, to maintain the dignity of the Government
and uphold the flag of our country all over this broad land, and all over the world, wherever it may be legitimately unfurled.
, That we will use our best efforts to raise a regiment, or as large a body of troops as can be called together in New York, to be composed of men from the Pacific coast
, and others who choose to join them, whose services shall be offered to the Government
for the maintenance of the majesty and supremacy of the Constitution
and the laws, and the suppression of rebellion wherever it may exist.
, That the Californians on the Atlantic coast
form themselves into a regiment for the maintenance of the Constitution and Union, and with reference to carrying out the objects of this meeting, and maintaining the inviolability of the Stars and Stripes.
The meeting then adjourned, after giving three enthusiastic cheers “and a tiger” for the Union
.--N. Y. Times
, April 22.