The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is putting a rare, original copy of the Bill of Rights on display. The piece is one of a dozen surviving copies President George Washington sent to the states in 1789. It also features a first edition stone engraving of the Declaration of Independence and the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution. The New York Public Library acquired the Bill of Rights copy in 1896. It’s loaning the document to the Constitution Center until 2017.
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