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1846 [June 17] Excerpt of Report of Lt. Misroon to Commander Montgomery after visiting Sonoma on June 16 & 17, 1846, the First Written Description of the Bear Flag.

            By this proclamation [Ide's at Sonoma, included with the report] you will also observe, that California is declared to be an Independent Republic --- the insurgent party has hoisted a Flag with a white field, with a border or Stripe of red on its lower part, & having a Star & Bear upon it.



January 31, 2007

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