The Telegraph to the Pacific.
--By the 1st of January, says the New York Herald, the telegraph to the Pacific
across the plains will be completed, and thus New York and San Francisco
-- the two great commercial cities of the New World--will be in communication with the rapidity of the lighthing's wing, and the Golden State
and the Empire State
will ever be united in the ties of a fraternal Union.
It had been stated by the Secessionists that California
would secede, and if she did not join the Southern States
would, in conjunction with Oregon
and the Territory of Washington
, form a Pacific Republic, distinct and separate from the United States
But events have dissipated these hopes and predictions, proving that California
is a strong Union State; and as soon as the telegraph is completed, a brigade, consisting of three or four regiments, will start thence for the East
, following the line of the wires, in order to take part in the conflict for the preservation of the Union
which is now going forward on the Mississippi
, the Potomac
, and the Atlantic coast
If the subjugation of the rebels should not be completed before the beginning of the new year, three or four regiments of the enterprising hardy settlers of California
must prove a valuable accession to our army.
[An extensive reinforcement, truly.]