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Contributed by: United Society of Shakers
Location: New Lebanon
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Date: circa 1905
Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.
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… of hard, steel buttons often having decorations imprinted or engraved on to them. Officers would wear a thick black or brown, leather belt…
… of doubt, stayed by us in thick and thin, and imprinted a memory upon this town. Works Cited Fellows, Dana W.
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