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"I Will Hold That Flag"

Ever the "union man," Emperor Norton was as ecumenical in matters of politics as he was in matters of religion.

In a cameo appearance on the front page of the 21 February 1861 edition of the Daily Alta California newspaper, the Emperor needed only five crisp words to pin his pro-Union colors unmistakably to the mast. 

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