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On Exhibit

Of Patriots and Tyrants: “Founding” Documents at the Reagan Library — March 1-19, 2013

In addition to the Acts of Congress, The Reagan Library will have other documents on display that played an important role in the formation of the United States.  The “Stone” copy of the Declaration of Independence was commissioned in 1823 by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams and created by engraver William Stone.  George Washington handwrote a letter to Secretary of War James McHenry on July 13, 1796, in which he complained of pirate activity along the Barbary Coast (North Africa), an early instance of an American president acknowledging the threat of terrorism.

These items are from the holdings of the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Slideshow of the items: