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First Great Seal Committee July/August 1776
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Posted on 11/28/2009 4:02:56 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

"Resolved, That Dr. Franklin, Mr. J. Adams and Mr. Jefferson, be a committee, to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America." – July 4, 1776, Journals of Continental Congress

For the design team, Congress chose three of the five men who were on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Although these distinguished committee members were among the ablest minds in the new nation, they had little knowledge of heraldry. To help convey their vision, they chose the artist Pierre Eugène Du Simitière to work with them.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: adams; benjaminfranklin; christianity; franklin; godsgravesglyphs; greatseal; jefferson; johnadams; moses; thomasjefferson
Our founders were much more religious than today's history books accurately record.
1 posted on 11/28/2009 4:02:57 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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2 posted on 11/28/2009 4:47:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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I learned a significant part of information about the history of the Great Seal in my upbringing. None-the-less, thanks for suggesting this site as it helps to fill in the sizable gaps in my knowledge.

3 posted on 11/28/2009 5:12:24 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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Too bad The Lyin’ King wants to replace this beautiful Seal with his big 0.


4 posted on 11/28/2009 5:14:12 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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