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Where now?

The tweet:

Always makes me laugh that there’s only two manuscript parchment copies of the US Declaration of Independence and they are located in:

1) the US National Archives

2) the archives of West Sussex County Council, where it was found by chance in 2015.

Following up on that, it’s true. There are lots of copies, but that’s the only other one on parchment. Most copies are 19th C, but they believe this one was about ten years after the original.

Back to work tomorrow after a fabulous four-day break. I am sad.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 10, 2023, 7:56 pm

We had more copies, but over time they’ve been used inappropriately, and subsequently flushed.

We don’t need it anymore anyway, we have a “king” now just like you.

Royal edicts, Executive orders and “Agency Regulations”, same same.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 11, 2023, 2:26 am

There’s lots of great stuff in the DoI, but my fave has always been (and always will be):

…to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 11, 2023, 9:49 am

@Uncle Al – heh, and the 2nd Amendment is there so we can go deer hunting, and to protect ourselves from burglars, not to resist the armed tyranny of a repressive government.

Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: April 11, 2023, 3:32 pm

Do we have a new deadpool this week? Chuck Morris body has been found so he is now officially dead even though the news has reported him as dead for weeks now. I am not sure how this works with people who are reported dead without a body.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 11, 2023, 6:59 pm

Never hoid of him.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: April 12, 2023, 4:54 am


I never heard of him either, but he was picked by LavenderGirl:

“Comment from LavenderGirl
Time: March 23, 2023, 12:22 pm

Chuck Morris

Lotus Band Member gone missing with his son while on vacation

As posted on the DailyMail site


And while doing my Brit newspaper scan tonight I saw that whoever he was, he and his son went kayaking and were found dead after being missing for 24 days.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 12, 2023, 6:14 pm

Hm. A little obscure for me. Under the circumstances, you’re welcome to have a second pick, though, LavenderGirl.

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