National Affairs: Famous Papers

The original draft of the Constitution of the United States and the text of the Declaration of Independence are to be placed on exhibition in the Library of Congress.

At present these documents are stored in a steel vault with a double glass front in the library of the State Department. The last session of Congress appropriated $12,000 to transport the two most famous state papers in the history of the United States to a marble and glass shrine which will be placed in the main hall of the Library.


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