Skip to comments.Court: Va. man owns 1776 copy of Declaration
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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They should’ve subpoenaed Helen Thomas. She was there as the court reporter.
Laughin my ass off
That was when she was but a mere whisp of a lassie and had her first job as a cup reporter.
It’s a worthless piece of crap anyway...
Its ideals in and of themselves may not be highly regarded these days but that hardly makes the document itself crap surely.
Its a worthless piece of crap anyway...
“Another clue! Which will lead to another clue, which will lead to another clue. That’s all there will ever be—another clue.”
... wiping sprayed soda from my monitor ...
Sorry, feeling so depressed lately, shoulda applied the s tag.
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.
Thanks! Probably should not post beyond two glasses of pinot grigio. But it is home-made and sooooo good!
I’m surprised the courts knew what the hell the document was.
I know the feeling. We can’t let the bastards get us down or they have won.
I’m into a little Merlot meself.
Now thats just funny as hell right there.And sadly so true.
I believe this to be a fair ruling!! Yeeahaaaah! for the owner. Wow!!! It’s great to be him!
okay max, you are officially responsible for the loss of my backside!!!!
Most likely it is a typset version. Many thousands were printed at that time and distributed widely. Still and all very rare if authentic!
Home-made Pinot?? Definitely interested. We should talk, maybe. Eh?
the Chief loves Pinot
Thanks Thanks dware.
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