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Independence July 4, 2006

Posted by jennimi in Digitization Projects, Holiday.
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Fragment of earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence
(Fragment of earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in June 1776 – From American Memory: Declaring Independence, Drafting the Documents, Objects in the Exhibition)

Declaring independence took revision and a willingness to edit, as this fragment shows. (See transcript here). A reminder that everything important is a work in progress. Happy 4th everybody.

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