“I will not perjure my soul before the Lord and this Court and claim that I have taken no hand in this War. I have lost two husbands to this Struggle, and many are the women I know who have lost as much if not more, so there is little chance, whatever you decide today, that I shall not continue to aid the Muggles as I may. But rest assured Gentlemen, that though my fervor is well known my wand has never left its sheath in the presence of Muggles, nor have I worked any magic on my behalf. What I have done, I have been perfectly within my rights to do. I have used my needle and my wits, no more. I have helped them make a symbol to rally around, and while I freely admit that some of my own specialized knowledge went into that design, I have certainly not traveled far and wide bewitching flags to further the cause of independence. And though I am certain it will rankle the sensibilities of many of the members of this court, I must suggest that if there is a power to this flag its origin is solely in the faith of the brave men who bear it against tyranny.”
-Elizabeth Ashburn testifying before the Northeastern Wizengamut, 1782. Mrs. Ashburn (AKA: Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross ne Griscomb) was a Muggleborn witch, graduate of the Salem Institute, and lead agitator for greater wizarding involvement in the Muggle Revolutionary War. She was eventually acquitted of using magic directly to assist Muggles in the war-effort.