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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Declaration of Independence [Charleston, 1776]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00959 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Charlestown, South Carolina Type: Broadsides Date: 2 August 1776 circa Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Unrecorded and unique. Endorsed on verso. Peter Timothy was printer to the colony of South Carolina, and later to the state of North Carolina. News of the Declaration was received Aug. 2. Timothy's broadside follows Dunlap with minor variants of capitalization, spelling and punctuation.

People: Timothy, Peter, ca. 1725-1782.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Declaration of Independence, Government and Civics, Continental Congress, Congress, Revolutionary War, President, Vice President

Sub Era: The War for Independence