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In Congress, July 4th, 1776 : The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America
Copied from the original Declaration of Independence in the Department of State ... ; The publisher designed and executed the ornamental writing, and has been particular to copy the Facsimiles exact, and has also observed the same punctuation, and copied every Capital as in the original. / Engraved by Peter Maverick, New Jersey.
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- 1 sheet ( p.) ; 78 x 61 cm.
- Washington : Published by Benjamin Owen Tyler, 1818.
- At head of caption title: To Thomas Jefferson, Patron of the Arts, the firm supporter of American Independence, and the Rights of Man, this Charter of our Freedom is, with the highest esteem, most Respectfully Inscribed by his much Obliged and very Humble Servant Benjamin Owen Tyler.
- In the lower left corner is a certification of authenticity by Richard Rush, Dept. of State, Sept. 19, 1817.
- Printed on the first paper to be made by machine in the U.S. Copies were also printed on vellum and silk.
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- Bidwell, J.. American history in image and text (Proc. of the American Antiquarian Society, v. 98, pt. 2, 1988), 2.
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- SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Broadside 1818 . U56: Previously cataloged as MSS 952, Gift of H.P. Johnson.
- SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: KF4506 .A1 1818b Copy 1: Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection.
- SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: KF4506 .A1 1818b Copy 2: On fabric backing, attached to wooden scroll-like dowells at top and bottom, so can be hung on the wall and rolled down for display. Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection. Gift of Albert H. Small, June 10, 2005.
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