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Declaration of Independence - "Rough Draft"

The Declaration of Independence - written by Thomas Jefferson and edited, principally, by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams - is depicted here, in its original form. 

One of America's treasures, this is the first page of what Jefferson called his "original Rough draught." 

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Rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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