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Court: Va. man owns 1776 copy of Declaration
AP ^ | 02/28/2009 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM

Posted on 02/27/2009 7:43:05 PM PST by dware

RICHMOND, Va. – A rare 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence belongs to a Virginia technology entrepreneur, not the state of Maine, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Friday. Richard Adams Jr. of Fairfax County purchased the document from a London book dealer in 2001 for $475,000. But the state of Maine claimed it belongs to the town of Wiscasset, where it was kept by the town clerk in 1776.

Virginia's high court said that a lower court did not err in its ruling in Adams' favor because Maine didn't prove the document was ever an official town record and that Adams had superior title to the print.

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KEYWORDS: declaration; doi; fairfaxcounty; godsgravesglyphs; independence; of; originaldocuments; ruling; virginia
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1 posted on 02/27/2009 7:43:05 PM PST by dware
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 02/27/2009 7:43:21 PM PST by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: dware

They should’ve subpoenaed Helen Thomas. She was there as the court reporter.


3 posted on 02/27/2009 7:44:51 PM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

Laughin my ass off


4 posted on 02/27/2009 7:45:41 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: max americana

That was when she was but a mere whisp of a lassie and had her first job as a cup reporter.


5 posted on 02/27/2009 7:47:21 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: dware

It’s a worthless piece of crap anyway...


6 posted on 02/27/2009 7:48:47 PM PST by SaintDismas
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To: dware

Awesome!


7 posted on 02/27/2009 7:52:40 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: SaintDismas

Its ideals in and of themselves may not be highly regarded these days but that hardly makes the document itself crap surely.


8 posted on 02/27/2009 7:52:45 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: SaintDismas

It’s a worthless piece of crap anyway...
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Say what?


9 posted on 02/27/2009 7:55:17 PM PST by unkus
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To: dware

“Another clue! Which will lead to another clue, which will lead to another clue. That’s all there will ever be—another clue.”


10 posted on 02/27/2009 7:58:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: max americana

... wiping sprayed soda from my monitor ...


11 posted on 02/27/2009 7:59:03 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: unkus

Sorry, feeling so depressed lately, shoulda applied the s tag.


12 posted on 02/27/2009 7:59:05 PM PST by SaintDismas
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To: dware
Is it a copy created by the duplication “thingy” that Jefferson came up with? I saw it when I toured Monticello.
13 posted on 02/27/2009 8:01:05 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
Is it a copy created by the duplication “thingy” that Jefferson came up with? I saw it when I toured Monticello.

I believe the thingy was called a facsimile, but only made one copy at a time while the writing was being done. Outside of that I think most copies were done by hand.

14 posted on 02/27/2009 8:06:04 PM PST by Moonman62 (I didn't compromise my soul to be popular. -- Jimmy Carter)
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To: Moonman62

Thanks! Probably should not post beyond two glasses of pinot grigio. But it is home-made and sooooo good!


15 posted on 02/27/2009 8:09:49 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: dware

I’m surprised the courts knew what the hell the document was.


16 posted on 02/27/2009 8:12:31 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The Stimulus Package: Preamble to the Democrat's new Declaration of In Dependence)
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To: SaintDismas

I know the feeling. We can’t let the bastards get us down or they have won.


17 posted on 02/27/2009 8:17:56 PM PST by unkus
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To: goodwithagun

I’m into a little Merlot meself.


18 posted on 02/27/2009 8:19:27 PM PST by unkus
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To: Moonman62

Holographic Record


19 posted on 02/27/2009 8:31:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Now thats just funny as hell right there.And sadly so true.


20 posted on 02/27/2009 8:33:54 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: dware
There lays the problem with Maine, they stopped reading the thing and just forgot where they put it. I know the Governor of Maine wouldn't recognize Declaration of Independence if it bit him on the backside.
21 posted on 02/27/2009 8:46:53 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: dware

I believe this to be a fair ruling!! Yeeahaaaah! for the owner. Wow!!! It’s great to be him!

mrs


22 posted on 02/27/2009 8:49:34 PM PST by proudmilitarymrs (The Republic is dead. Thanks a bunch Senator Specter.)
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To: max americana

okay max, you are officially responsible for the loss of my backside!!!!

LMAO

mrs


23 posted on 02/27/2009 8:51:45 PM PST by proudmilitarymrs (The Republic is dead. Thanks a bunch Senator Specter.)
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To: Moonman62

Most likely it is a typset version. Many thousands were printed at that time and distributed widely. Still and all very rare if authentic!


24 posted on 02/27/2009 8:53:24 PM PST by cartoonistx
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To: goodwithagun

Home-made Pinot?? Definitely interested. We should talk, maybe. Eh?

mrs

the Chief loves Pinot


25 posted on 02/27/2009 8:53:59 PM PST by proudmilitarymrs (The Republic is dead. Thanks a bunch Senator Specter.)
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26 posted on 02/28/2009 6:50:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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