Home > Back to Search Results > Deciding how we change the United States flag...
Click image to enlarge 623414
Show image list »
Image041_tn
Image042_tn
Image043_tn
Image044_tn
Image045_tn

Deciding how we change the United States flag...



Item # 623414

January 11, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 11, 1817  The most notable report is the article headed: "Flag of the United States" which is a full column report on altering it, portions including: "...The original flag of the United States was composed of 13 stripes & 13 stars...On the 13th of Jan. 1794 after two new states had been admitted into the union, the national legislature passed an act that the stripes & stars shall on a day fixed be increased to fifteen each...the certain prospect that at no distant period the number of states will be considerably multiplied...the number of stripes...must be limited in its size...to reduce the stripes to the original thirteen...and to increase the stars to correspond with the number of states now in the union--and hereafter to add one star to the flag whenever a new state shall be fully admitted..." with more (see).  A very significant report which defines the flag alteration procedure to this day.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, very lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

As noted in Wikipedia: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

Available Now

$32.00