PROCLAMATION BY JACOB D. COX, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OHIO.
[Impression of New Seal.]
Whereas, the General Assembly of this State did, at its late session
direct the cutting of a new seal, to be used as the Great Seal of the State; and such a Seal
having been prepared with the devices and mottoes fixed and determined by law:
Therefore, I do hereby publicly declare and make known that such new Seal will, from and after
this date, be used in the authentication of all official documents issued from the Executive Department
directly or through the office of the Secretary of State; and that the following is the description thereof,
to wit: a round Seal two and one-half inches in diameter, having upon the margin the words "The
Great Seal of the State of Ohio;" within, an escutcheon containing as devices, in the left foreground,
a bundle of seventeen arrows and on the right of the arrows a sheaf of wheat, both upright; in the back-
ground a range of mountains over which appears a rising sun; from the base of the mountains a river
is represented flowing toward the right foreground; under the shield a label containing the words
"Imperium in imperio." (Latin phrase translates "Empire within an Empire."
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and the Great Seal of the
State hitherto used, this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-six, and of the Independence of the
United States of America the ninety-first.
J. D. Cox [signed]