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The Declaration of Independence
Jefferson’s "original rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence, page 1.
Declaration of Independence engraved by William Stone, 1823.
In 1825, Jefferson gave this desk to Joseph Coolidge, husband of his granddaughter Ellen Randolph Coolidge. The Coolidge family presented it to the United States in 1880. Ellen Coolidge used this desk as a replacement for one she had lost in a shipwreck—a prized desk...
The Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull, 1818. Jefferson helped Trumbull with the composition of the painting through his recollections of the day.