History of the national flag of the United States of America

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Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., 1853 - 115 halaman
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Halaman 107 - pyramid signifies strength and duration. The eye over it, and the motto, allude to the many and signal interpositions of Providence in favor of the American cause. The date underneath is that of the Declaration of Independence; and the words under it signify the beginning of the new American era, which commences from that date.
Halaman 115 - There is neither speech nor language, but their voices are heard among them. Their sound has gone out into all lands, and their words into the ends of the world,
Halaman 109 - and after the first day of May, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, the flag of the United States be fifteen stripes, alternate red and white. That the union be fifteen stars, white in a blue field.
Halaman 107 - the United States of America, and the preservation of their Union through Congress. " The colors of the pales are those used in the flag of the United States of America; white, signifies purity and innocence ; red, hardiness and valor; and blue, the color of the chief, signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. The
Halaman 85 - thirteen stripes, alternate red and white: That the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Halaman 110 - Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the fourth day of July next, the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be twenty stars, white, in a blue field. " And, that, on the admission of a new State into the Union, one star be added to the union of the flag ; and that such addition
Halaman 110 - And, that, on the admission of a new State into the Union, one star be added to the union of the flag ; and that such addition
Halaman 40 - And every man was to deal with his neighbors to still their minds, who stood so stiff for the cross, until we should fully agree about it, which was expected, because the ministers had promised to take pains about it, and to write into England to have the judgment of the most wise and godly there."*
Halaman 100 - escutcheon is composed of the chief and pale, the two most honorable ordinaries; the latter represent the several States, all joined in one solid compact entire, supporting a chief, which unites the whole and represents Congress. The motto alludes to the Union. The colors or tinctures of the pales are those used in the Flag of the United States. White, signifies purity,
Halaman 106 - eagle, displayed proper, holding in his dexter talon an olive-branch, and in his sinister a bundle of thirteen arrows, all proper, and in his beak a scroll, inscribed with this motto : E Pluribus Unum. " FOR THE CREST.—Over the head of the eagle, •which appears above the escutcheon, a glory, or, breaking through a cloud proper, and surrounding thirteen stars forming a constellation, argent

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