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Declaration of Independence, 1776, National Archives and Records Adminstration

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Lithograph, Portraits & autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independ

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Detail, print, Liberty in the Form of the Goddess of Youth, Edward Savage, 1796

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Letter, Henry Clinton to John Burgoyne, August 10, 1777, Henry Clinton, Clements

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