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1846 [June 19] Excerpt from LETTER FROM LEIDESDORFF TO LARKIN Re: Outbreak of the Bear Flag Revolt, as cited in Reuben L. Underhill From Cowhides to Golden Fleece.

            It is impossible to say how many men they have but I think the Proclamation will call many to their "Banner," which is a white "field" with a red "border", a large "Star" and a Grisly Bear!  Such is the flag of "Young California." January 20, 2007             

January 31, 2007

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