Cup plate: Congress Shall Make No Law....
Overall: 1/2 x 4 in. ( 1.3 x 10.2 cm )
Light blue transfer printed pearlware plate with scalloped edges; there are four cartouches with inscriptions or images around the border as well as four eagles with shields; the center of the plate also has an inscription; all of the inscriptions are quotations from the Constitution.
inscribed: in cartouches around border: "WE HOLD/ THAT ALL MEN [ital] ARE CREATED EQUAL"; "OF ONE BLOOD/ ARE ALL [ital]/ NATIONS OF/MEN"; "LOVEJOY/ THE FIRST MARTYR [ital] TO AMERICAN/LIBERTY/at/[?]LTON [illegible]; central inscription: "CONGRESS/SHALL MAKE NO LAW/ RESPECTING[ital]/AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION/ OR PROHIBITING [ital]/ THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF/ OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH,/OR OF THE PRESS[ital]/ OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY [ital]/ TO ASSEMBLE/AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT [ital]/ FOR A REPRESSS OF /GRIEVANCES/CONSTITUTION/U.S."
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