Declaration of Independence: lost and found

We received an e-mail from Secretary of State Karen Handel at 4:55 Friday afternoon notifying us that Georgia’s official copy of the Declaration of Independence will be on display at the state Capitol today, Monday, Feb. 12.

First of all, thanks for the advance notice, guys!

As many of you know, a research archivist named Greg Jarrell stumbled across the document while conducting a search on behalf of a researcher. It was bound in a mislabeled book.

Which leads to this question: Exactly how the hell does one LOSE the Declaration of Independence? It’s only the most important document in the country’s history. You know, there wouldn’t be a country if we hadn’t declared our independence from England.

If you have time today, go check out the original “sign your John Hancock.”

-- Scott Freeman

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