The Historical Society has several versions of the United States Constitution, including the earliest surviving draft handwritten by Constitutional Convention delegate James Wilson and the first newspaper printing by The Pennsylvania Packet. In celebration of Constitution Day, HSP held a one day display of six original versions in its reference room, so visitors could see the evolution of this national treasure.
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