Wednesday, December 13, 2006

College library finds papers signed by Washington, Jefferson

This is not the first time I have read a story like this. Perhaps we librarians should poke our noses into a few of the forgotten corners of our libraries.

An employee at southeastern Ohio's Marietta College has made a stunning discovery, just by looking deep into a file drawer. In a library file cabinet marked "Unidentified Deeds," Linda Showalter found two land deeds signed in 1792 by President George Washington and his secretary of state, Thomas Jefferson.

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