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Discovering the “Sussex Declaration”

Only two parchment manuscripts of the Declaration of Independence dating back to the 18th century are known in the world. One is held by the National Archives and displayed to the public in the National Archives Rotunda in Washington, DC. The other was recently discovered in Chichester, England, by two Harvard University historians: Danielle Allen, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and colleague Emily Sneff, Research Manager for the Declaration Resources Project. 

Allen and Sneff came across the “Sussex Declaration,” as it has come to be known, in August 2015, while conducting online research of the digitized records collection of the United Kingdom National Archives for Harvard’s Declaration Resource Project. This previously unknown manuscript, dating from the 1780s, is written in the hand of a single clerk. They recently spoke about their discovery at the National Archives in the public program, “Discovering the Sussex Declaration.”

Read the full post on the AOTUS blog.

rip out the wings of a butterfly - radiowrittenheart - Star vs. The Forces Of Evil [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Mewni has lost everything. It’s kingdom, it’s magic… it’s princess. Moon and River no longer have their daughter: their shining, brilliant baby girl. Marco is without his best friend: a best friend who was so, so much more.

And it feels like it’s the end of the world.

A new oneshot, another pain train (because Battle for Mewni wasn’t enough for me, I guess).


Photographs of the march in West London, 1970

From the National Archives UK, with the following caption: Photographs of the march in West London, 1970. The trial of the Mangrove Nine lasted 55 days at the Old Bailey. The final verdict was reached by the jury after eight and quarter hours of deliberation. On the most serious charge of riot all were cleared.