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  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 3, 1779
    Flag of the United States

    Drafts of a Standard

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 3, 1779

    On 3 September, Richard Peters submitted to Washington "Drafts of a Standard" and asked for his "Ideas of the Plan of the Standard," adding that the War Board preferred a design they viewed as "a variant for the Marine Flag." Washington agreed that he preferred "the standard, with the Union and Emblems in the centre". The drafts are lost to history, but is likely to be similar to the first Jack of the United States.




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