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The Seals

'set me like a seal on your heart...'



As a symbolic representation of the themes, characters, setting and interpretation of Liberty & Property, there are The Seals. There is one to accompany each volume of the saga. Some of the representations will change as the series progresses and some will remain. They also depict constitutional themes. Each seal is named.

 

The four representations sit on a water-marked wagon wheel. The Taylor family motto, We Will Not Be Slaves, appears in the ribbon at the bottom. The smaller writing at the center of the wheel reads The birthright we hold.

 


The crossed pistols
 

HEARTLAND
On the Side of Angels

The crossed pistols consists of a bucking horse and cowboy; a train steaming along on its tracks; Lady Justice with her blindfold, sword and scales; and the pair of crossed pistols.


The pen & inkwell
 

EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY
Dangerous Lullaby

The pen & inkwell consists of a bucking horse and cowboy; a train steaming along on its tracks; a pair of crossed pistols; and the pen & inkwell. 


The heartlock & key
 

FIRST COUNTRY
Tinged with Rose

The heartlock & key consists of a bucking horse and cowboy; a train steaming along on its tracks; a pen & inkwell; and the heartlock & key.


The judge's gavel
 

THE HOUR OF EVIDENCE
Deceived

The judge's gavel consists of a bucking horse and cowboy; a train steaming along on its tracks; Lady Justice with her blindfold; and the judge's gavel.