Notes for Tuesday – August 02, 2016

On August 2nd, 1776, the members of Congress affixed their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence. Congress had decided to produce a handwritten copy to bear all of the delegates’ signatures. Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. News of the Declaration of Independence arrived in London eight days later, on August 10.