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A news leak of historic stature/
Constitution copy now at Montpelier
Richmond Times Dispatch ^
| May 16, 2003
| KIRAN KRISHNAMURTHY
Posted on 05/16/2003 9:19:32 AM PDT by putupon
Edited on 07/20/2004 11:49:09 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Someone leaked the Constitution.
In the spring of 1787, James Madison and other delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia swore an oath of secrecy, pledging not to immediately divulge the contents of the new framework for the young nation.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesdispatch.com ...
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: constitution; founders; history; jamesmadison; newsleak; primarydocuments; scoop
posted on 05/16/2003 9:19:32 AM PDT
Probably Sid Blumenthal.
posted on 05/16/2003 9:38:06 AM PDT
To: Constitution Day
and thanks for the link, bookmarked!!
posted on 05/16/2003 10:17:26 AM PDT
(nothing to read, move along)
Cool. Now all we have to do is get it to Washington.
posted on 05/16/2003 10:22:16 AM PDT
"The Montpelier exhibit, called "This Just In," also features a Feb. 12, 1798 letter from George Washington to a nephew. In the letter, Klos said, the cash-strapped former president writes about a plan to lease some of his land holdings and destroy a grove of walnut trees."
Many people don't understand how much the Founding Fathers sacrificed for their country. Many of them ended up poorer than they had started due to neglect of their own finances during the struggle with Independence and forming a new Republic.
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