This embroidered bookmark bears an adapted passage from the Bible, specifically Micah 4:4: “They shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid.” George Washington used that phrase, or a version of it, in several speeches and pieces of correspondence, and the words appear in the hit musical Hamilton, in the song, “One Last Time.”
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I was delighted to learn that the line, “I have the honor to be your obedient servant” is not just a witty line written for the musical “Hamilton”; Rather, it is the way Hamilton and Burr actually signed the letters that lead up to their deadly duel. The signatures, as represented in this patch, are derived from extant examples of Hamilton’s and Burr’s letters.
This is how patches get designed sometimes. True story.
My husband and I were out taking a walk in the cemetery by our house, and I said, “I want to make some Hamilton patches. But I want them to be based in actual history, because public domain. But I want them to also make people think of the musical, because Hamilton.”
Mike replied, half jokingly, “What if you did a flintlock pistol with a caption that says, ‘Feel the Bern’, only you spell it ‘B-U-R-R-N’.”
And then I laughed out loud so hard that we knew we had to actually make this happen.