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Creating the United States flag... Items on the end of the Revolutionary War...



Item # 553274

May 29, 1783

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, May 29, 1783  The ftpg. includes a very significant item on the creation of the United States flag, being a piece headed: "In Congress, June 14, 1777" and reading: "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." and signed in type by the Secretary: Charles Thomson (see photos). Likely printed in newspapers at this point given the Revolutionary War had just ended. To this day June 14th is celebrated as "Flag Day" in the United States.
Close to half of pg. 2 is taken up with a very nice report which related to France in the Revolutionary War, relations with England, and descriptions of portions of North America (see for portions).
Pg. 3 has "Intelligence from Virginia" with some end-of-war items including a report from Phila. which notes: "...Since our last about 1600 British prisoners, the remainder of Burgoyne's and part of Cornwallis's army from Lancaster, Maryland, & Virginia, passed through this city on their way to New York." Other war-related items as well. Page 3 has various ads including one headed: "Take Notice! A Great Bargain! To be Sold, A Family of Negroes..." with details (see). The bkpg. is completely filled with ads.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor fold wear to the ftpg.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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