Early Seal of Massachusetts Bay Colony

Seal of Massachusetts Bay Colony, in use 1629-1684. This silver seal was first used by Gov. John Endecott. The Indian's words, "Come over and help us," express the early missionary purpose behind English colonization.
(courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA) close window
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