Give It Back!

We’re going to have to invade England now because they have our stuff:

LONDON — British researchers have announced the discovery of a rare
original copy of America’s Declaration of Independence _ just in time
for the Fourth of July.

Katrina McClintock, a spokeswoman at the National Archives, said
Thursday that a researcher accidentally discovered the “Dunlap print,”
named after a printer, several months ago. The find was announced only
after it could be properly catalogued.

Edward Hampshire, the National Archives’ specialist in colonial materials, said the find was “incredibly exciting.”

“It is likely that only around 200 of these were ever printed, so
uncovering a new one nearly 250 years later is extremely rare,
especially one in such good condition,” he said.

He said the declaration is one of the most important documents in history because it marks the birth of the United States.

*Grabby hands*

A.

7 thoughts on “Give It Back!

  1. CrispyShot says:

    OK, not to be TOO picky, but isn’t calling it “ours” kinda like asking for a “Dear John” letter back?

  2. MarcD says:

    I get the joke, so cut me some slack, but couldn’t this be a legitimate British copy of the document? It doesn’t do any good to declare independence if you don’t tell your master, right? So presumably some of these would have been given to British pols…

  3. liprap says:

    Aw HELL Naw!
    Is this akin to “what would happen if the Yankees gave Babe Ruth back?”
    It just seems…WRONG. But, then again, perhaps it was the king’s copy, brought back home by Lord Cornwallis or somebody.

  4. mellowjohn says:

    they have the elgin marbles, too. maybe we could get a class action kind of thing going with greece.

  5. hoppy says:

    They just have a cheap copy. We have the original. That gives us umpteen points towards being the coolest nation on earth.

  6. pansypoo says:

    but it’s printed. not written. pfft.

  7. dan mcenroe says:

    a researcher accidentally discovered the “Dunlap print,” named after a printer, several months ago. The find was announced only after it could be properly catalogued.
    The “Dewlap print” is written on Joe Lieberman’s neck.
    [rimshot]

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