"Brit-Am Now"-646
1. Bob Davis: Pennsylvania
2. The Star of David Probably WAS favored by George Washington
and WAS important in US and Confederate Symbolism.
3. Biblical Sources

1. Bob Davis: Pennsylvania
From: Bob Davis <bdavis@paxkom.net>
Subject: RE: "Brit-Am Now"-644 Pennsylvania
Dear Yair

Regarding the origins of Pennsylvania

William Penn, the son of Sir William Penn (1621-70), was born in England

William Penn was a well-connected young man in England when he
profoundly shocks his father, a friend of Charles II, by landing in gaol
in 1667 for attending a Quaker meeting. In this radical Christian group
the young Penn finds a lifelong commitment to the cause of religious
liberty. He is able to turn his ideals into practice thanks to a loan of
16,000 which his father has made to the king. After the elder Penn's
death, the son accepts the grant of a tract of land in America, in 1681,
in discharge of the royal debt.

Penn names the new colony Pennsylvania (Penn's woodlands, in honour of
his father) and sets about putting into effect what he calls a 'holy


The English name Penn is thought to derive from a penny rent paid by
farmers for a small piece of land.  (There are also many villages in
England called Penn).  Fitz-Penn is also an English surname which
indicates a possible Norman origin.

The biblical place names in Pennsylvania are likely to have been given
by the devout Quaker (Charismatic Christian) settlers.


Bob Davis

2. The Star of David Probably WAS favored by George Washington
and WAS important in US and Confederate Symbolism.

Warning: This material is taken from an URL hosting extremists of the type we usually avoid
and do not want to be associated with BUT I see that they are not all of one cast
and they use extracts from "Brit-Am Now" Postings.
This should be considered an exception. The material is pertinent to a matter
under present Brit-Am consideration and I doubt if it is available elsewhere.
I cam across it by "accident" while searching for something else.
Also if we start requesting character references from every source we use
we are liable to end up not using any other sources at all.

The twelve s x-pointed stars first came to light on flags of the South: the 57th Georgia, 9th Mississippi and 1st Florida. These were Braxton Bragg's Battle Flags of 1862. They showed up again: a 1995 postage stamp featuring a uniformed Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, a photograph of Gen. Lee's overcoat as sewn by the ladies of Maryland, an Arkansas belt plate and an 1860 deck of playing cards. Then came the discovery of other Confederates who wore and/or appeared in photographs and drawings with the star(s) of six points: Col. John S. Mosby, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Gen. Leonidas Polk, Gen. Patrick L. Cleburne, Col. John Haskell, Col. John Henry Winder and Gen. Arnold Elzey to name only a few. A friend of mine and great-great-grandson of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston assured me that "...they were not Jewish" but admitted curiosity about the star's presence.
Another star can be found on the Army of the United States, Eighth Corps Battle Flag of 1862. It seemed more curious than other flags because it had a large, white six-pointed star and red "8" in the center. Now, the six-pointed star shined on both the North and South....

...The real point is, with exception of the Navy's eight-pointed ones, all official United States flags and emblems once had six-pointed stars.

...Sometime in the Middle Ages a six-pointed star of thin rays could be seen in the Isles. Some call the latter an "English star."

After purchase of a guide for U.S. coins, the next step was to locate six-pointed stars on all American coins. Some stars were fat and some were thinly six-pointed. One 1795 silver dollar had on its reverse an eagle with clouds ("...a canopy" of Isa. 4:5) stretching from wingtip to wingtip. The wings and clouds encircle thirteen six-pointed stars. On the first page of this pamphlet is a copy of the Great Seal and at the top of the Seal is another encircling. Both the coin and Great Seal seem to coincide with the Scriptures of Deut. 32:10-12: "Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance...He encircled him, He cared for him...Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them. He carried them on His pinions. The Lord alone guided him, And there was no foreign god with him." The original Great Seal of 1782 had thirteen six-pointed stars in the pattern of a large six-pointed one. Other Scriptures about the Great Seal are!
found in: Exod. 19:4, Deut. 32:42-43 and 33:29. ...

We are told Washington's Coat of Arms had stars and stripes to account for the Stars and Stripes. Interesting was the discovery that George Washington favored six-pointed stars.

The last common circulation coin to have the star was the U.S. silver dollar of 1921. However, the most prominent six-pointed star on any coin was a three-cent piece issued from 1851 to 1873. The silver coin featured a large six-pointed star overlaid with United States shield. Its total mintage came to 42,728,340 coins--enough coinage for any common citizen to notice its star!

...The stick-like, fat, intermediate and thin six-pointed stars are all represented in stars of the American Revolution. Just in case you're wondering about the Betsy Ross flag, here is some excerpted text: "...brought a sketch of a flag to her Philadelphia upholstery shop in June1776. Washington supposedly asked her to make a copy of it for the nation that was about to declare its independence. She suggested a few changes, such as the use of a five-pointed star rather than a six-pointed one, and sewed the flag in her back parlor." Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia,1998.

That Betsy Ross suggested changes in the flag design of 1776 is one thing but examples do not support that her advice was approved or heeded by Washington: see the 1779 painting of the Battle of Trenton (1776), Great Seal (1782), Presidential inaugural buttons (1789), U.S.A. coins (1795-1921) and tribute paintings and drawings to George Washington (1798).

Gary Smith

See entry:
Braxton Bragg's Battle Flags of 1862
Show's Confederate flag adorned with 12 Stars of David
BUT a reply by Gary Smith says
"you must be showing a flag of Nathan B. Forrest's"
Nathan B. Forrest's

<<The very reason for the St. Andrew's cross having stars is that George Washington, the mascot of the South (see Great Seal), had a headquarters flag with thirteen six-pointed stars in order of 3-2-3-2-3 (top to bottom) which formed in its design a the Union Jack seen in the first Conteniental flag. Cut out the St. Andrews stars from Washington's headquarters design and you have the only pattern that can be cut from any U.S. flag design (see Hopkinson's) and fit the Saint Andrew's Battle flag.
Source: Gary Smith

3. Biblical Sources
A short but important article summarizing the main points
from a Brit-Am perspective  of Genesis
and the rest of the Pentateuch may be seen at
The Book of Genesis section by section
that we reviewed recently week by week
may be seen at:
"The Staff of Moses. The Lost Ten Tribes and the Books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy"
 a free book on the rest of
the Biblical Books of Moses from the Brit-Am standpoint
may be seen at:
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