The Little Book of the Flag

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,774 / 83 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.6
LoC Category: CR
Downloads: 477
Added to site: 2010.01.09
mnybks.net#: 26245
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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bout this inartistic coinage.

So the story of the flags went on. Besides the English flag every little company of militia had its standard. One flag bore a hemisphere in the corner in place of a pine tree, and another bore nothing but a tree. The colonists did not trouble themselves about being artistic or choosing colors of any special significance; if the ground of the flag was of one color and the cross or whatever other figure was chosen was of another, they were satisfied. Charleston, South Carolina, had a specially elegant flag--blue with a silver crescent--to use on "dress-up" days. After a time even the Indians were sometimes furnished with flags, for one kindly governor gave them a Union Jack as a protection. He presented them also with a red flag to indicate war and a white one as a sign of peace; and probably the fortunate Indians felt with all this magnificence quite like white folk.

In 1745, when that remarkable expedition of New Englanders--which had "a lawyer for contriver, a merc

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