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" Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white ; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. "
MILLEDULCIA: A THOUSAND PLEASANT THINGS - Page 302
1857
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A Voice to America: Or, The Model Republic, Its Glory, Or Its Fall: with a ...

Frederick Saunders, Thomas Bangs Thorpe - 1855 - 404 pages
...the following: " Eesolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white : That the union be thirteen stars,...in a blue field, representing a new constellation." It appears that the first act of Congress changing the flag was on the 13th of January, 1794, when...
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Life and Battles of John Paul Jones: The Greatest Naval Hero of Modern Times

John Paul Jones - 1855 - 555 pages
...June, Congress resolved, "that the flag of the United States should be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white : that the Union be thirteen stars,...in a blue field, representing a new constellation." By another resolution, passed the same day, Jones was appointed to command the ship Ranger ; on board...
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Things not generally known, familiarly explained

John Timbs - 1856 - 247 pages
...THE STARS AND STRIPES." The American flag originated in a resolution of Congress, June 13, 1777, " That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen...in a blue field, representing a new constellation." The combination is thought to have been derived from the arms of General Washington, which contains...
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The Tribune Almanac and Political Register

1907
...day in 1777 ngress enacted "That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alernate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, reprenting a new constellation." The officers of the association are: President, Colonel •aJph E....
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Milledulcia: A Thousand Pleasant Things Selected from "Notes and Queries"

Robert Conger Pell - 1857 - 416 pages
...living ; which was declared to be more worthy of an Ionian than a son of Lacedaamon. • THE STARS A\D STRIPES. The American Congress, on the 14th of June,...contains three stars in the upper portion, and three bars ruuning across the escutcheon. There is no means of knowing at this day whether this conjecture is...
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Things Not Generally Known: A Popular Hand-book of Facts Not Readily ...

John Timbs - 1857 - 432 pages
...historian. THE 8TAE8 AND STRIPES. The American flag originated in a resolution of Congress, June 13, 177T, "That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen...in a blue field, representing a new constellation." The combination is thought to have been derived from the arms of General "Washington, which contains...
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The Book of American Songs: With Notes, Biographical and Historical

Howard Paul - 1857 - 128 pages
...1777 :— " Setoleed,— That the flag of the thirteen United States he thirteen stripes, alternate red and white : that the Union be thirteen stars,...in a blue field, representing a new constellation." From the above resolution, it is apparent (taking into consideration the use of union flags in imitation...
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Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded ...

John Russell Bartlett - 1859 - 524 pages
...June, 1777, in the following words : " Resolved, — That the flag of the thirteen United Colonies be thirteen stripes, alternately red and white ; that...in a blue field, representing a new constellation." It has been thought that the arms of Washington may have suggested the idea for the American flag....
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Dictionary of Americanisms, 2nd ed. enlarged

John Russell Bartlett - 1859
...June, 1777, in the following words : " Resolred, — That the flag of the thirteen United Colonies be thirteen stripes, alternately red and white ; that the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue ficld, representing a new constellation." It has been thought that the arms of Washington may have...
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Gleanings from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange of Excerpta ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1860 - 527 pages
...and a tenth. THE AMERICAN FLAG. A resolution was introduced in the American Congress, June 13, 1777, "That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen...in a blue field, representing a new constellation." There is a striking coincidence between the design of our flag and the arms of General Washington,...
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