Declaration of Independence, 1776, 19uu.

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Declaration of Independence, 1776, 19uu.

Declaration of Independence, 1776, 19uu.

Declaration of Independence (draft), 1776 (undated, 20th c. facsimilie copy made from the original draft owned by Benjamin Rush of Van Dyke (Mich.), a descendant of Dr. Benjamin Rush. A note states that the copy was presented by Hon. Jesse P. Wolcott.

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Wolcott, Jesse P. (Jesse Paine), 1893-1969

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Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

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Dr. Benjamin Rush was a Philadelphia physician. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1793-1821, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122647047 However, the identification of EBS is uncertain. T.C. Stockton (The Stocktons of New Jersey, etc.) lists under this name a first cousin of Rush's wife, born June 4, 1773, who died (no date) without issue. The Univ. Pa. registers of medical matriculants list EBS in 1813-14 (#73), 1814-15 (#102), ...