James R. Campbell Henry A. Brown
Chieftain James Denny
Robert A. Murtha, Jr. Kenneth Stuart, Ph.D
Treasurer Irene Zvonik, Ph.D
_________The New York Caledonian Club, Inc.________
The Honorable George E. Pataki
Governor of he State of
Dear Gov. Pataki:
Recently, Dr. John Beatty mentioned to us that he had written to you about the possibility of having the regiment reinstated as a part of the State Militia. He has shown us his communications with you in which he outlines briefly some of his ideas. The regiment would be one of a few, if not the only official regiment in the
National Tartan Day,
The New York Caledonian Club, Inc. was the sponsoring agent for the raising of the original 79th New York Highlanders. Now, more than 100 years later, we, as that same organization, urge you to support Dr. Beatty’s idea and activate the regiment once again.
Reactivating the regiment would be impressive worldwide and would doubtless earn you the gratitude of the tens of thousands of people of Scottish descent. We sincerely hope you will consider this proposal and act on it quickly.
James R. Campbell
Member of Council of Scottish Clans and Associations, Inc.