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Title
In Congress, July 4, 1776, a declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled.
Other Title
Dunlap Declaration of Independence
Contributor Names
United States.
Dunlap, John, 1747-1812.
Force, Peter, 1790-1868, former owner.
Ridgely, David, 1790?-1841?
Printed Ephemera Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
Philadelphia : Printed by John Dunlap, [1776]
Genre
Broadsides--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Notes
-  "Signed by order and in behalf of the Congress, John Hancock, President. Attest., Charles Thomson, Secretary."
-  The first printing of the Declaration of Independence.
-  Goff notes a difference in the placement of the imprint in two states of the broadside. In the earlier state the "P" of Philadephia is under the comma after Thomson's name, in the later state the "P" is under the "n" in Thomson's name.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Evans 15155
-  Goff, F.R. John Dunlap broadside, 10
-  Walsh, M.J. Broadside editions of the Declaration of Independence. (Harvard Library Bulletin 3 (1949): 31-43), 1
-  ESTC W14406
-  LC copy is the second state. Inscribed on verso in ink: Independence.
-  LC copy has pencilled inscription on verso in Ridgely's hand: For Col. P. Force, Washington, from D. Ridgely, Annapolis.
Medium
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 47 x 38 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Portfolio 39b
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/pe.76546
Library of Congress Control Number
2003576546
Online Format
image
Description
"Signed by order and in behalf of the Congress, John Hancock, President. Attest., Charles Thomson, Secretary." The first printing of the Declaration of Independence. Goff notes a difference in the placement of the imprint in two states of the broadside. In the earlier state the "P" of Philadephia is under the comma after Thomson's name, in the later state the "P" is under the "n" in Thomson's name. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Evans 15155 Goff, F.R. John Dunlap broadside, 10 Walsh, M.J. Broadside editions of the Declaration of Independence. (Harvard Library Bulletin 3 (1949): 31-43), 1 ESTC W14406 LC copy is the second state. Inscribed on verso in ink: Independence. LC copy has pencilled inscription on verso in Ridgely's hand: For Col. P. Force, Washington, from D. Ridgely, Annapolis.
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Chicago citation style:

United States, John Dunlap, Peter Force, David Ridgely, and Printed Ephemera Collection. In Congress, July 4, a declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled. [Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1776] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003576546/.

APA citation style:

United States, Dunlap, J., Force, P., Ridgely, D. & Printed Ephemera Collection. (1776) In Congress, July 4, a declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled. [Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003576546/.

MLA citation style:

United States, et al. In Congress, July 4, a declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled. [Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1776] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003576546/>.