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image by Rick Wyatt, 18 July 2015
The Gostelowe Standard No 10 on page 192 of Richardson's Standards and Colors
of the American Revolution. Someone pointed out to me that one of the Gostelowe
flags had sold at an auction a few years ago and the stars in the canton were
different than the speculative drawing in the book.
The ribbon on the flag reads "Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God".
Rick Wyatt, 18 July 2015
This flag is similar to the Bedford Massachusetts
Militia flag in that they both have in common the emblem, an arm holding
aloft a sword. This is a common one in European heraldry during the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries and is certainly not unique to the Bedford Flag.
Steve Shumaker, 19 July 2015