Comment: 'E Pluribus Unum' describes an action: Many uniting into one.

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'E Pluribus Unum' describes an action: Many uniting into one.


Detail of the "Apotheosis of Washington" fresco on the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. In the 1770s, symbols of unity were common on the money. See emblems on Continental Currency that inspired and reflected E Pluribus Unum: Many uniting into one. An accurate translation of the motto is "From Many, One" or Out of Many, One" – a phrase that captures the symbolism on the shield.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul