Restoration of Declaration of Independence

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Summary

Congress resolves that "a commission, consisting of the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Librarian of Congress, be empowered to have resort to such means as will most effectually restore the writing of the original manuscript of the Declaration of Independence, with signatures appended thereto, now in the United States Patent Office; and that the expense attending the same be defrayed out of the contingent fund of the Interior Department."

Subject

  • United States Patent Office
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 42, p. 730

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

August 3, 1876

Topic

  • Restoration
  • Archives

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