Cleaning out my Filing Cabinet

You won’t believe what I found when I went through some old files. It’s the actual first draft of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s own handwriting. Alert the press – call CBS News first. Here is a partial image:

Update Sept. 12, 2004:

If you think I’m lucky in my discoveries, go look at what Jim Treacher found. In the interest of preserving the last crumbly bits of decorum on this blog, I will not describe what he unearthed.

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