BOSTON (AP) — One of 14 original copies of the Declaration of Independence will again be on public display for the 4th of July on Boston.
The rare document can be viewed between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum at Columbia Point.READ MORE: Capacity Restrictions To Be Eased For Restaurants, Venues And Weddings In Massachusetts
Officials say more than 1,600 visitors viewed the state’s only signed copy of the Declaration last year on July 5.READ MORE: TD Garden, Fenway Park Can Open At 12% Capacity For Fans Starting March 22
Also on display this Independence Day are two other documents: a letter from George Washington to the Massachusetts General Court stating that the Continental Congress had declared the American colonies free and independent states; and the Treaty of Watertown, signed in July 1776 with two Native American tribes and considered the first agreement that recognized the United States as an independent nation.MORE NEWS: 65,640 Minutes! Painfully Long Waits On Vaccine Website As Thousands Of New Appointments Are Filled
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