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This certifies that the heraldic arms of the Associators are registered and are described by the blazon below

Badge/Crest: From a wreath of colors, a lion rampant guardant Proper, holding in dexter paw a naked scimitar Argent hilted Or and in sinister an escutcheon Argent on a fess Sable three plates.


Source

TIOH website: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Statecom/Pennsylvania%20STARC.htm

Historical note

This device was devised by Benjamin Franklin. In 1747 during the war of the Spanish Succession, the Spaniards threatened Philadelphia, coming up the Delaware as far as New Castle. Dr. Franklin aroused the people and designed a crest and flag which was carried through Philadelphia in 1748 by Colonel Taylor's battalion. The shield is the shield of William Penn, white with black fess bearing three white discs.

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Michael Swanson

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Military, Colonial, US, A

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