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Haitian Declaration of Independence

Object Number: 
CO 1371111
Date: 
1804
Description: 
The only known surviving copy of the first printing of the Haitian Declaration of Independence (1804, National Archives, London), recently discovered and exhibited here to the public for the first time.
Credit Line: 
On loan from the National Archives, UK
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group