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Ribbon

Ribbon
Title
Ribbon
Medium 
Silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/8 x 3 x 1/16 in. ( 18.1 x 7.6 x 0.2 cm )
Description 
Olive yellow silk ribbon printed in black. Central engraved image of Henry Clay with inscription and facsimile signature below. Inscribed: "I have wished the good opinion of the world but I defy the/most malignant of my enemies to show that I have at-/tempted to gain it by any love or groveling acts by any/man or unworthy sacrifice by the violation of any of/the alligation of honor or by a breach of any of the duties/which I owed to my country."
Object Number 
INV.6708
Marks 
Inscription: Facsimile signature "H. Clay" Inscription: "I have wished the good opinion of the world but I defy the/most malignant of my enemies to show that I have at-/tempted to gain it by any love or groveling acts by any/man or unworthy sacrifice by the violation of any of/the alligation of honor or by a breach of any of the duties/which I owed to my country." Inscription: "Published by H.R. Roobinson, No. 142 Nassau St. N.Y." Inscription: Tiny print semi-circular inscription under image is illegible.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group