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A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found—in England

A rare second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found — in England. The discovery was made by Harvard University researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen, according to a university news release published Friday. The pair located the rare document in a records office in Chichester, a city near England’s southern coast...

Sneff and Allen, who work with Harvard’s Declaration Resources Project, had been searching the catalogue for unrelated reasons. At the time, no one knew there was any other parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence besides the original one signed in 1776, kept at the National Archives in Washington...
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A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found—in England

A rare second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found — in England. The discovery was made by Harvard University researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen, according to a university news release published Friday. The pair located the rare document in a records office in Chichester, a city near England’s southern coast...

Sneff and Allen, who work with Harvard’s Declaration Resources Project, had been searching the catalogue for unrelated reasons. At the time, no one knew there was any other parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence besides the original one signed in 1776, kept at the National Archives in Washington...
So did the Americans deliver a copy to the British in order to declare their independence from them?

And were Sneff and Allen of the Declaration Project really there for "unrelated" reasons and the archive just "happened" to be the same one that held the Declaration and they totally had no idea that it was there?

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The first question is touched on, but not fully answered in the article; the second question is answered in the article (satisfactorily imo).  :P
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the second question is answered in the article (satisfactorily imo).  :P

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Sneff and Allen, who work with Harvard’s Declaration Resources Project, had been searching the catalogue for unrelated reasons. At the time, no one knew there was any other parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence besides the original one signed in 1776, kept at the National Archives in Washington.

“We had no reason to expect a document like this to exist at all,” Sneff told The Washington Post.

I don't automatically trust that it's just a purely unrelated coincidence that the Harvard Declaration researchers just happened to be in the same archive researching where there just happened to be the unique copy of the Declaration.
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But the researchers weren't in the archive. I would again suggest reading the article  :P
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That is so funny...I was just watching a documentary of the American revolution from a British perspective yesterday!

PS I'm surprised this document survived inside England...I would imagine there were crumbles and rips from the document by the hand of King George!  But judging by the pic, it looks well tucked away and preserved by the good Duke supposedly.
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There is a theory that Gen. Howe did not fight hard enough against the rebels because he sympathized with them secretly.
The Washington post article says this copy came from a pro American duke.
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