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The coat of arms of King George III

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2. Brother Ewald Gustav Schaukirk

"Thursday 18th, was the day appointed when Independence was to be declared in the City Hall here; which was done about noon; and the Coat of Arms of the King was burnt. An unpleasant and heavy feeling prevailed."

– From the diary of German missionary and American Revolution chronicler Ewald Gustav Schaukirk on July 18, 1776

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