"The principal feature of my design consists of the figure of a woman symbolizing America supporting a shield, with her left hand bearing start and stripes, the central feature of which is a clock-face."
"Referring to the drawing, a represents the figure of a woman in a sitting posture wearing the usual drapery, with the folds of a flag over her left arm and across her lap. Her hair hangs loosely over her shoulders, a liberty-cap surmounts her head, and an olive-wreath is grasped in her right hand. With her left hand she supports a union shield a' bearing the stars and bars and having a clock-face as its central feature. At the base of the shield are two crossed sheaves of wheat. At the right of the figure in the foreground are represented a plow, an anchor, an anvil, a hammer, and a gear-wheel, symbolizing agriculture, commerce and mechanics."