Friday, July 03, 2009

Rare New Copy of the Declaration of Independence

Just in time for Independence Day, British researchers say they have found and verified a rare original copy of the American Declaration of Independence. It appears to be from the first printing, the Dunlap printing, which may only have numbered 200 or so, to be distributed to the leaders of the time for reading to the public. The Associated Press note is pretty short, but you can read it here. Happy Fourth!

1 comment:

Marie S. Newman said...

Fascinating! Thanks, Betsy.