276: [Declaration of Independence] 1833
[Declaration of Independence], "In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America. When in the Course of Human Events...", folio broadside (30 5/8 in. x 24 in.), engraved by W.J. Stone, reprinted 1833 from the same copperplate for Peter Force's American Archives, with original folds, mounted to heavy stock, framed Note: In 1823 Congress commissioned Stone to produce a fine actual-size replica of the original engrossed Declaration of Independence. After Stone printed the 200 copies ordered, the original engraved plate remained with the Department of State. A few years later, Peter Force (1790-1868), historian publisher and mayor of Washington D.C., conceived a 20-volume anthology entitled American Achives, containing copies of letters, documents and broadsides from the Revolutionary War. Force arranged with the State Department to print 4000 copies of the Declaration.