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High Resolution North Carolina Bill Of Rights
John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary ^ | 08/10/10 | John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary

Posted on 08/10/2010 6:42:51 PM PDT by Copernicus

For some reason, the entire RKBA Universe is focused on exactly one copy of the handwritten Bill Of Rights which, for equally mysterious reasons, has three commas in the 2nd (Fourth) Amendment.

Here is another copy of the Bill Of Rights from the same time transcribed by a different clerk who, for some reason, wrote the 2nd (Fourth) Amendment with ONE COMMA.

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Reference
KEYWORDS: 2nd; 2ndamendment; banglist; billofrights; constitution
One of the few High Resolution Copies of the Bill Of Rights I have seen.

Best regards to all,

1 posted on 08/10/2010 6:42:53 PM PDT by Copernicus
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To: Copernicus

Can you transcribe it so we don’t have to download a 5 meg file?

2 posted on 08/10/2010 6:57:22 PM PDT by perchprism (To those about to revolt, we salute you.)
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To: perchprism
~50% original size
3 posted on 08/10/2010 7:34:28 PM PDT by ResearchMonkey (Enlightenment© being diagnosed.)
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To: Copernicus

At the time, use of commas was little different from the writer pausing for breath. Their exact positioning varies from copy to copy, and their usage is largely irrelevant. This issue has been thoroughly hashed and come to no meaningful conclusion - trust me.

4 posted on 08/10/2010 7:34:36 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: ctdonath2
Trust but verify.

Since the number of commas is not relevant, you will, no doubt, join Us, The Citizens, and embrace the clear, crisp ONE COMMA version over the muddy,goofy Three Comma Version and further insist all fourteen parchment versions be made available in high resolution format at the National Archives so individuals can make fully informed judgments about what is and is not important?

After all, if it makes no difference why should the most complicated version dominate over the simple version?

One Comma 2nd Amendment

Best regards,

5 posted on 08/11/2010 5:45:07 AM PDT by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control
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