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Public Reading of the Declaration

Public Reading of the Declaration

According to the Library of Congress, the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Philadelphia when "Pennsylvania militia colonel John Nixon" read the document to a gathered crowd.

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This image, from the Library of Congress' Broadsides and Other Ephemera Collection, depicts another public reading.

 

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