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Commodore Sloat TAKES CALIFORNIA  for the U.S. 
   Californians Are Promised the Rights of U.S. Citizens
The Historic ProclamationSIGNED
Sloat, John D., Commodore.  Manuscript Document Signed (“John D. Sloat, Commander-in-Chief of the United States Naval Forces in the Pacific Ocean”). Proclamation “To the Inhabitants of California.” [On board the] “United States Flag Ship Savannah, Harbour of Monterey: 7 July 1846. Folio (12.25" x 8"). 2.5 pp.
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