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Ann Marie Przybyla <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 23 Jun 2003 11:27:37 -0400
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Good morning!

I've recently come across an old flag in a town hall in northwestern
St. Lawrence County that I am trying to identify and also provide some
advice regarding its care and preservation.  The flag measures 14' by 7'
and has 13 stars, 9 in a circle with 1 star in each corner.  Suggestions
I've received on its probable identify include:  1) It's from the War of
1812; 2) It's a naval flag, because apparently the pattern of stars is
characteristic of the admiralty; 3) It could have belonged to a group of
Canadian farmers who wanted to be annexed to the
U.S.; 4) It could have been carried by American farmers who invaded
Canada to annex it to the U.S.

Can anyone provide me with the name of an organization that can give me
a definite answer?  Does anyone have a definite answer?  Also, which
agency, state or federal, provides advice or support for preserving


Ann Marie Przybyla
New York State Archives
Region 4 Office
Northway Plaza, Suite 1308-A
Route 9, Quaker Road
Queensbury, NY   12804

Tel.:  (518) 798-5717 or 798-5759
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