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Changing the flag to accommodate Vermont & Kentucky...
Item # 586844
February 5, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 5, 1794
* Changing the United States flag
* Stripes and Stars - Vermont & Kentucky
* President George Washington
Near the top of the front page is a very significant Act of Congress on the history of the United States flag, as it is: "An Act Making an Alteration in the Flag of the United States " to include "...15 stripes alternate red & white . That the Union be fifteen stars, white in a blue field." for the inclusion of Vermont and Kentucky. The Act is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington (see).
Four pages, various foxing, more so in the top quadrant, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's