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Decorative commemorative certificate, describing the history of the adoption of the Great Seal of California in 1849.

Designed by Major R.S. Garnett in 1849, but presented to the California Constitutional Convention by Caleb Lyon, because Major Garnett apparently preferred anonymity.   

Also includes a short explanation of the design of California's Bear Flag.

Signed in facsimile by California Secretary of State Frank C. Jordan.