THE SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES

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Page 28 - advice and consent of the Senate, or by the President alone, Provided, That the said seal shall not be affixed to any commission, before the same shall have been signed by the President of the United States, nor to any other instrument or act, without the special warrant of the President therefor. The
Page 25 - Reverse. The pyramid signifies Strength and Duration : The Eye over it and the motto allude to the many signal interpositions of providence in favour of the American cause. The date underneath is that of the Declaration of Independence and the words under it signify the beginning of the new American .żEra, which commences from that date.
Page 22 - the other a bundle of 13 Arrows; all proper. FOR THE CREST Over the Head of the Eagle, which appears above the Escutcheon, a Glory, Or; breaking through a cloud, proper, and surrounding thirteen Stars forming a Constellation, Argent, on an Azure Field. In the Exergue of the Great Seal— "JUL. IV. MDCCLXXVI
Page 22 - ordinaries: the latter represent the several States; all joined in one solid, compact Entire, supporting a Chief, which unites the whole and represents Congress.—The Motto alludes to this Union.—The Colours or Tinctures of the Pales are those used in the Flag of the United States—White signifies Purity
Page 25 - allude to the many signal interpositions of providence in favour of the American cause. The date underneath is that of the Declaration of Independence and the words under it signify the beginning of the new American .żEra, which commences from that date.
Page 28 - That the said Secretary [of State] shall keep the said seal, and shall make out and record, and shall affix the said seal to all civil commissions, to officers of the United States, to be appointed by the President by
Page 24 - the preservation of their Union through Congress. The colours of the pales are those used in the flag of the United States of America ; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness and
Page 13 - SUPPORTERS. On the dexter side: the Genius of America (represented by a Maiden with loose Auburn Tresses, having on her head a radiated Crown, of Gold, encircled with a sky-blue fillet spangled with silver stars; and clothed in a long, loose, white garment, bordered with Green : from her right shoulder to her left side, a scarf

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