Seal of Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Seal

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Seal of Rhode Island

Representation of the state seal at Rhode Island State House; photo by Martin Kalfatovic on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Seal of Rhode Island

The Rhode Island General Assembly first adopted a seal for the colony in 1664 which contained an anchor with the word "Hope" above it. The use of the word "Hope" was probably inspired by the biblical phrase "hope we have as an anchor of the soul."

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