A field crossed by a straight horizon line of the sea, above the center of the field concentric with the field the rising sun, exposed above the horizon about 1/3 of its diameter. The field encompassed with laurel across the field for the full width within the laurel a broadside views of the frigate Raleigh on the stocks the ship’s bow dexter and higher than the stern.
The three lower masts shown in place, together with the fore, main and mizzen tops. Shrouds and mainstays an ensign staff at the stern flies the United States flag authorized by act of Congress June 14, 1777.
A jury staff on the mainmast and another on the foremast each fly a pennant flags and pennants are streaming to the dexter side. The hull is shown without a rudder below the ship the field is divided into land and water by a double diagonal line whose highest point is sinister no detail is shown anywhere on the water. Nor any on the land between the water and the stocks except a granite boulder on the dexter side encircling the field is the inscription, SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. The words separated by round periods, except between the parts of New Hampshire at the lowest point of the inscription is the date 1776, flanked on either side by a 5-pointed star, which group separates the beginning and end of the inscription .
The state flag shall be of the following color and design the body or field shall be blue, shall bear upon its center in suitable proportion, and colors a representation of the state seal. A wreath of laurel leaves shall surround the seal with nine stars interspersed.