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Title
Document
Names
Virginia (Colony). Convention (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VI. Declaration of Independence

Dates / Origin
Place: Williamsburg
Date Created: 1776-06-12
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Topics
United States. Declaration of Independence
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
3 pp. Fo
Description
A declaration of Rights made by the Representatives of the Good People of Virginia, assembled in full and free Convention; which Rights do pertain to them and their Posterity, as the Basis & foundation of Government. At the end is the note: "This declaration of Rights was the first in America: -- it received a few alterations in the Virginia Convention (some of them not for the better) and was afterwards closely Imitated by the other United States. G. M." Contemporary copy of the first draft by George Mason.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275654
Calendar number: EM. 1506
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c6c5c800-c52e-012f-d305-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1776: Place
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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