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Uniting for Revolution - 1

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Mary Katharine Goddard’s Broadside...
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Mary Katharine Goddard’s Broadside of the Declaration of Independence, 1777

Congress authorized Goddard to produce this copy of the Declaration of Independence. It was the first typeset copy to include the names of signers who attested, “. . . for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of DIVINE PROVIDENCE, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honour.”

Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress