Qui Transtulit Sustinet

Connecticut State Motto


Connecticut quarter

Connecticut became the 5th state in 1788. The Connecticut quarter features the historic Charter Oak (public domain image on Wikipedia). 

He who is Transplanted Still Sustains

The state motto of Connecticut is "He who is transplanted still sustains" (in Latin: Qui transtulit sustinet). The origin of the motto is uncertain but it has been associated with the various versions of the state seal beginning with the Saybrook Colony Seal. The Saybrook Colony was established in late 1635 at the mouth of the Connecticut River in what is today Old Saybrook, Connecticut.



Connecticut Geology and Topography Map (courtesy of USGS). 

Map of Connecticut USA

Connecticut Colony 1636-1776 (image from Wikipedia; use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Connecticut Colony 1636-1776.