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Immigration - uploaded by Private User on February 27, 2011

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  • Private User February 27, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Can not read it!

  • Private User February 27, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    I just added the text. Refresh - you'll see it. :)

  • Private User February 28, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Thank you

June 1635

Hartford, CT, USA

Description:

The Plaque hangs directly behind the statue and reads: IN JUNE 1635, ABOUT ONE HUNDRED MEMBERS OF THOMAS HOOKER'S CONGREGATION ARRIVED SAFELY IN THIS VICINITY WITH ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY CATTLE. THEY FOLLOWED OLD INDIAN TRAILS FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY TO THE CONNECTICUT RIVER TO BUILD A NEW COMMUNITY. HERE THEY ESTABLISHED THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT UPON WHICH THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES IS MODELED THEIR DEEPLY RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES FOUND EXPRESSION IN THE EMBLEM AND THE MOTTO OF THE SEAL WHICH THE COLONY SOON ADOPTED. THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE LEGEND, "QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTIUNET" THIS STATUE, HONORING THE SPIRIT OF ALL PIONEERS, IS DEDICATED TO THE FOUNDERS OF HARFORD. IT COMMEMORATES THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND CENTURY OF SERVICE BY THE TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANIES APRIL 1, 1964

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