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FIRST PUBLIC READING ON THIS DAY IN 1776

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On July 8, 1776, a 2,000-pound copper-and-tin bell now known
as the “Liberty Bell” rang out from the tower of the
Pennsylvania

State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, summoning
citizens to the first public reading of the United States Declaration
of
Independence
.

Four days earlier, the historic document had been adopted by
delegates to the
Continental Congress, but the bell did not ring
to announce the issuing of the document until the Declaration
of Independence returned from the printer on July 8.

 

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

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DOCUMENT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1776


Members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy
of the
Declaration of Independence.

 

Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including
some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The
delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah
Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia.

John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston
and John Jay of New York refused to sign. Carter Braxton of Virginia;
Robert Morris of Pennsylvania; George Reed of Delaware; and Edward
Rutledge of South Carolina opposed the document but signed in order
to give the impression of a unanimous Congress. Five delegates were
absent: Generals George Washington, John Sullivan, James Clinton
and Christopher Gadsden and Virginia Governor Patrick Henry.

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DOCUMENT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1776

declaration

On this day in 1776, members of Congress affixed their signatures to an
enlarged copy of the
Declaration of Independence.

A total fifty-six congressional delegates signed the document, including
some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The
delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah
Bartlett of
New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia.
John Dickinson of
Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston
and
John Jay of New York refused to sign. Carter Braxton of Virginia;
Robert Morris of Pennsylvania; George Reed of
Delaware; and Edward
Rutledge of
South Carolina opposed the document but signed in order
to give the impression of a unanimous Congress. Five delegates were
absent: Generals
George Washington, John Sullivan, James Clinton
and Christopher Gadsden and Virginia Governor
Patrick Henry.

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