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    Samuel Francis Smith, Author of "America" Autograph manuscript signed, "S. F. Smith," 3.5" x 2.5", November 11, 1892, a fair copy of the first stanza most famous work "America" (more popularly known by it's opening line "My Country Tis of Thee") which reads in full, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing: / Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims' pride, / From ev'ry mountain side let freedom ring!" At the bottom he adds, "Written in Feb, 1832." Smith composed these lines when he was a twenty-four year old theology student. Sung to the tune of "God Save the King," this poem is considered our unofficial national anthem. Light vertical crease bears a hint of glue remnants but has been expertly cleaned, otherwise extremely bright and clean. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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