Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Day in Indiana History - July 26, 1788 First Use of the Official Northwest Territory Seal

Official Northwest Territory Seal
Official Northwest Territory Seal

A Day in Indiana History - July
A Day in Indiana History - July
July 26, 1788 First Use of the Official Northwest Territory Seal
The first know use of the Seal of the Northwest Territory was on a proclamation that Governor Arthur St. Clair issued on July 26, 1788. The seal includes a coiled snake, a felled tree, boats on the river and a heavily laden apple tree.
A Latin inscription reads, with the translation below:
“‘Meliorem lapsa locavit!’
“He has planted a better than the fallen.”
The outter inscription on the seal is:
"The Seal Of The Territoryn Of Of The Us Northwest Of The River Ohio"

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