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  • (Present Day Southern Italy)
    Saturday Oct 3, 1778

    Flag of the United States

    Letter to Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies

    (Present Day Southern Italy)
    Saturday Oct 3, 1778

    Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, in a letter dated October 3, 1778, to Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, described the American flag as consisting of "13 stripes, alternately red, white, and blue, a small square in the upper angle, next the flag staff, is a blue field, with 13 white stars, denoting a new Constellation."




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