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Page 1, Manuscript copy of Declaration of Independence, 1776

Thomas Jefferson1776

Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA, United States

Jefferson, unhappy with the changes made by the Continental Congress to the Committee draft of the Declaration of Independence, made several copies of the Declaration "as originally framed", including this one, to show friends and colleagues how this text had been altered.

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  • Title: Page 1, Manuscript copy of Declaration of Independence, 1776
  • Creator: Thomas Jefferson
  • Date Created: 1776
  • Physical Dimensions: 32.4 cm x 20.5 cm;
  • Provenance: Given by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Washburn. MHS Collection
  • Contributor: Massachusetts Historical Society
  • External Link: https://www.masshist.org/thomasjeffersonpapers/doc?id=declaration_1
  • Medium: Manuscript

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