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Device for the Colony Seal reported by the Committee


James Prescott, Esq˙, brought down the Report of the Committee appointed to consider what was necessary to be done relative to a Colony Seal, with the following Vote of Council thereon, viz:

The Committee appointed for the within purpose report, that the device of the old Province Seal be not taken up, and that the device herewith be the established form of a Seal for this Colony for the future.

JAMES OTIS, per order.

In Council, August 5, 1775. Read and accepted, with this amendment, viz: instead of an Indian holding a tomahawk and cap of liberty, there be an English American holding a sword in the right hand, and Magna Charta in the left hand; with the words "Magna Charta" imprinted on it; and around him these words: "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem."