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Proclamation by Governor Edwin D. Morgan about the New York Militia April 25, 1861

This information is from Vol. I, p. 13 of A Record of the Commissioned Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Privates, of the Regiments which were organized in the State of New York and called into the service of the United States to assist in supressing the rebellion caused by the secession of some of the Southern States from the Union, A. D. 1861, as taken from the Muster-in Rolls on file in the Adjutant General's Office, S. N. Y., (Albany, N. Y.: Comstock & Cassidy, Printers, 1864). It is in the Reference collection of the Johnstown Public Library at LHR 973.7 N531, and page images may be viewed at the University of Michigan's Making of America project project and Google Books.

Proclamation by Edwin D. Morgan, Governor of the State of New York.

Under the authority of an act entitled "An act to authorize the embodying and equipment of a volunteer militia, and to provide for the public defence," passed by the Legislature of this State on the 16th day of April instant, and in compliance with the formal determination of the officers named in the said act, I do hereby call for twenty-one regiments of volunteer militia, of 780 men each, in addition to the number already called for by my proclamation, under date of the 18th of April instant, and I do hereby require that the volunteer militia force shall hereafter be organized and accepted in conformity with section two of the Constitution of this State, and with the rules and regulations in general orders No. 17, issued this day.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the privy seal of the State, at the city of Albany, this twenty-fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one.

[L. S.] Edwin D. Morgan.

By the Governor:

Lockwood L. Doty, Private Secretary.

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