Declaration of Independence [manuscript copy by Thomas Jefferson, 1776]
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Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration was subjected to considerable Congressional revision. He was extremely unhappy with many of the changes and made several copies of the Declaration "as originally framed," including this one, to show his close friends how his text had been "mangled."
Provenance: Manupscript copy. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Washburn, 1893.