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Jefferson's version & final version of the Declaration of Independence, side by side...

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July 3, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 3, 1813  This issue has a displayable front page as it contain a banner headline (rare in this title): "Declaration Of Independence" beneath which is a note that they: "...present our readers with the Declaration of Independence, placing by its side the original draft of Mr. Jefferson, about which much curiosity & speculation has existed...The passages stricken out of the original, by the committee, are inserted in italics." plus there is also the printing of a very historic letter of John Adams dated July 5, 1776, which begins: "Yesterday the greatest question was decided which was ever debated in America; and greater, perhaps never was or will be decided among men..." with more, & is signed in type: John Adams (see).
Immediately following are the two versions of the Declaration of Independence as mentioned which carry over to take all of pages 2, 3 and 4.
Much other noteworthy content in this issue including reports on the War of 1812, including: "Funeral of Captain Lawrence at Halifax" (see) and reports of "Proceedings in Congress".
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, even toning, otherwise in very good condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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