Item #37610 [Final Arrangement of the Stars & Stripes] Report of the select committee appointed on the 12th ult. to inquire into the expediency of altering the flag of the United States. January 2, 1817. Read, and ordered to be printed. Flag, Congress United States, House.

[Final Arrangement of the Stars & Stripes] Report of the select committee appointed on the 12th ult. to inquire into the expediency of altering the flag of the United States. January 2, 1817. Read, and ordered to be printed.

[Washington D.C.]: [Printed by William A. Davis], 1817. 3 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Disbound, faint War Department Library stamp on title, some foxing, still about very good. American Imprints 42734. Item #37610

Number 23 in brackets at the top. The committee proposed the current version of the American flag, recommending "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." The committee had noted that in 1794, after two states had entered the nation, the flag had two addtional stripes and stars added, but that this approach would likely be impractical to carry out in the future. as new staates are added. OCLC locates six individual copies. copies: Univ. Penn, Yale, Univ. Virginia, American Antiquarian Society, Univ. Michigan, Office of Commonwealth (Pa).

Price: $500.00

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