By: Michael Riccards

On late July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was printed in Philadelphia, and Congress ordered that copies be sent “to the several Assemblies, Conventions, and Committees or Councils of Safety, and to the several Commanding officers of the Continental troops.” Messengers were sent by horseback to all thirteen states and one of the first readings of the Declaration was in Trenton New Jersey on July 8. On July 10, 2007, there was a re-reading to celebrate that event where it first took place on Warren Street which was then the site of a court house. Across is the street is now a mural of that meeting. Hall Institute’s Richard Lee has taken a photo of it and that is enclosed here.

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