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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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History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 9

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;

1866
...resolution: " 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." A constellation, however, could not well be represented on a flag, and so it was changed into a circle...
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Journal of the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, Volume 41

Grand Army of the Republic - 1907
...beyond the Pacific Sea; and inhabited by nearly ninety millions of people, who speak a common language. Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." The design of this flag is credited to George Washington, and in part was taken from his family coat...
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Household Reading: Selections from the Congregationalist. 1849-1866

The Congregationalist and Herald of Gospel Liberty - 1867 - 498 pages
...upper left-hand corner, to take the place of the now incongruous crosses of St. George and St. Andrew] be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." Colonel Trumbull represents this new national flag as used at the surrender of Burgoyne, 17th October,...
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The National Handbook of Facts and Figures: Historical, Statistical ...

1868 - 407 pages
...resolution : " Resol/oed, That the flag of the thirteen 'United States be thirteen Btripes, alternate red and -white, that the union be thirteen stars,...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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The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States : a ...

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - 1869 - 659 pages
...Congress June 14, 1777, thus providing a snbBtitute for the crosses of St. George and St. Andrews, that — "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a Blue Field — representing a new eonttellation." tion was established, such to be the true political condition. " The UNION and INDEPENDENCE...
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THE NATIONAL POLITICAL MANUAL,

E. B. TREAT. - 1872
...resolution: " 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." A constellation, however, could not well be represented on a flag, and so it was changed into a circle...
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The National Political Manual

Erastus Buck Treat - 1872 - 418 pages
...resolution : " 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." A constellation, however, could not well be represented on a flag, and so it wa3 changed into a circle...
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Our Flag: Origin and Progress of the Flag of the United States of America ...

George Henry Preble - 1872 - 535 pages
...RESOLVED, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes alternate red and whste : that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." 2 This is the first and only legislative action, of which there is any record for the establishment...
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St. Nicholas

Mary Mapes Dodge - 1917
...LEAGUE. JULY i "A HEADING FOR Jl'LV." BY LOUISE LAKE, AGR 14. (HONOR MEMBER.) and white, and that there be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." This was the origin of the national flag. At first, as the number of the stripes was unequal, the flag...
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