Liberia's Seal - historical close

"The seal shows a sailing-vessel approaching the coast, a palm tree, a plow and a spade on the shore, a dove on the wing with an open scroll in its beak and the sun emerging from the waters. Above the emblem the national motto: 'The love of liberty brought us here' and beneath is the words Republic of Liberia. Symbols of seal: a peace-bringing dove; arrives with message from overseas (U.S), the granting of independence - ship represents arrival of colonists....