Original Copy of Declaration of Independence to Be on View in Boston - NBC Bay Area
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Original Copy of Declaration of Independence to Be on View in Boston

Thousands have visited the museum, located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, on July Fourth in recent years to view the document

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Original Copy of Declaration of Independence to Be on View in Boston
    Getty Images/iStockphoto
    United States' Constitution and Declaration of Independence on a flag background.

    History-minded revelers can celebrate the Fourth of July by checking out an original copy of the Declaration of Independence at Boston's Commonwealth Museum.

    The document was one of 14 original copies and was sent by the Continental Congress to Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War.

    The copy was printed in the Baltimore shop of Mary Katherine Goddard and bears the signature of Massachusetts' own John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress.

    Other items include letters from John Hancock announcing the Declaration of Independence and an account book from the War of 1812 with one of the earliest written references to the phrase "Uncle Sam.''

    Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    [NATL] Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    A young Ohio woman broke down in tears when she was cleared of murder charges involving the death of her newborn child. A jury cleared Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges of a baby she had given birth to and buried in the family's backyard.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    Thousands have visited the museum, located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, on July Fourth in recent years to view the document.