Originally published by tfoxlaw.
On this day in 1776, members of Congress affixed their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence. Congress adopted the more poetic Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, on July 4.
The president of Congress, John Hancock, and its secretary, Charles Thompson, immediately signed the handwritten draft, which was dispatched to to nearby printers. On July 19, Congress decided to produce a handwritten copy to bear all the delegates’ signatures.
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