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    The Bill of Rights in One of the Earliest Newspaper Printings Known on page two of the Independent Chronicle and the Universal Advertiser for Thursday, October 1, 1789, Boston, Massachusetts, a four-page paper in fine condition with a superb, decorative woodcut in the masthead. Drafted by James Madison in 1789, at a time when disagreements between Federalists and Anti-Federalists threatened the ratification of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights calmed the fears of those who felt that not enough was being done to protect the basic principals of human liberties. As originally written and printed in this early newspaper, there were twelve proposed articles or amendments to the Constitution. Only the last ten were ratified by the required number of states by 1791 and they correspond to the first ten amendments as we know them today. An extremely important and historical newspaper.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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