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Newburyport, Massachusetts (U.S.)

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Description of the flag

A white flag with the town seal in blue showing a coat of arms, shield quartered, two female characters as supporters, a crown and handshake above, motto TERRA MARIQUE (By Land and Sea), the town name above, and date of incorporation in Roman numerals below. Newburyport is in Essex County.
Dov Gutterman, 10 November 2002

The website at reports "Among the first decrees and ordinances passed by the new City Government was Ordinance No. 14, "To Establish the City Arms and Seal." The ordinance reads ...

"Be it ordained, &c., as follows:
Section 1. The Arms of the City shall be the following, to wit: Quarterly, first, two light-houses, in the distance, a ship under full sail; second, a steam-mill; third, a ship on the stocks; and fourth, the seal of Newbury, in England, on a mount three domed towers, on each a pennon, crest, a mural coronet surmounted by two hands conjoined; supporters, two female figures, that on the dexter side representing America, that on the sinister, Massachusetts; scroll, Terra Marique.
Section 2. The seal of the city shall bear as a device, the shield, crest and scroll of the arms of the city, with the legend, ‘City of Newburyport, A.D. MDCCCLI’.”

More details about the significance of these symbols can be found on the website.

Valentin Poposki, 23 September 2005

Sesquicentennial flag

[Sesquicentennial Flag of Newburyport, Massachusetts] located by Valentin Poposki, 23 September 2005

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