Antique C1776 "appeal To Heaven" Powderhorn Revolutionary War Massachusetts Find
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Antique C1776 "appeal To Heaven" Powderhorn Revolutionary War Massachusetts Find:
ANTIQUE CIRCA 1776 "AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN" POWDERHORN - THIS STYLE OF TREE IS TYPICAL OF EARLY REVOLUTIONARY WAR Flag - WITH ROSE HEAD NAIL IN THE CARVED WOOD PLUG
CARVEDWITH AN "A" INITIAL
A GREAT RECENTMASSACHUSETTS FIND
SOME MINOR WEAR FROM AGE & USE BUT OVERALL IN GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE.
MEASURES AROUND 11.5 INCHES LONG
SOME HISTORY ON THE Flag:
The Tree Flag (or Appeal to Heaven Flag) was one of the Flags used during the American Revolution. The Flag, featuring a pine tree Flag with the motto "An Appeal to God," or, more usually, "An Appeal to Heaven," was used originally by a squadron of six cruisers commissioned under George Washington's authority as commander in chief of the Continental Army in October 1775. It was also used by Massachusetts' state navy vessels in addition to privateers sailing from Massachusetts.
The phrase "Appeal to Heaven" is used multiple times by John Locke in his work, Two Treatises of Government. The phrase connotes that after all other alternatives of seeking justice have been exhausted, only an "appeal to heaven" remains
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