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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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Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded ...

John Russell Bartlett - 1860 - 524 pages
...June, 1777, in the following words : "Resolved, — That the flag of the thirteen United Colonies he 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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The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution; Or, Illustrations, by ..., Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - 1860
...year, Congress " resolved that the flag of the thirteen United States bo thirteen stripes, alternate red and white ; that the Union be thirteen stars,...in a blue field, representing a new constellation." Since then we have added a star for every new state. 4 Tradition assorts that, while the Americans...
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Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original ..., Volume 1

Frank Moore - 1860
...Ledger, October 29. " Upoott, v. 85. ' Same, v. 87. be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; and that the union be thirteen stars white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. 1 JUNE 17.—A MEMORIAL was lately transmitted from England to Sir Joseph York, at the Hague, to be...
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Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original ..., Volume 1

Frank Moore - 1860
...day resolved that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white ; and that the union be thirteen stars white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.1 JUNE 17. — A MEMORIAL was lately transmitted from England to Sir Joseph York, at...
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Notes and Queries

1862
...was resolved by Congress " 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." This resolution was not made public until the following September. Relative to the early New England...
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The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers ...

John F. Callan, United States - 1863 - 607 pages
...June 14, 1777. Ertntftd, That the flag of the thirteen United States, be thirteen stripes, altTnate red and white : that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue representing a new constellation.' IN CONGRESS — June 18, 1777. , That a general officer commanding...
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Hail Columbia, the Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy

William Thomas Roberts Saffell - 1864 - 123 pages
...Congress, June 14, 1777, '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 is not known precisely to whom is due the credit of suggesting the stars for the Union. The idea...
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Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 2

James Parton - 1864
...resolved " that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and that the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation," they also resolved "that Captain John Paul Jones be appointed to command the ship Ranger." In the Ranger...
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

GEORGE BANCROFT - 1866
...other, congress "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." The immovable fortitude of Washington in his camp at Middlebrook was the salvation of that beautiful...
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Key-notes of American Liberty: Comprising the Most Important Speeches ...

1866 - 273 pages
...resolution : " IZesolved, 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." A constellation, however, could not well be represented on a flag, and so it was changed into a circle...
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