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Spectral Imaging Reveals Jefferson Nixed 'Subjects' for 'Citizens' 360

Posted by timothy
from the this-is-cooler-than-unredacting-pdfs dept.
Jamie points out this excellent piece, well timed for America's Independence Day, that says spectrographic evidence has established that the one word Thomas Jefferson fully blotted out from an early draft of the Declaration of Independence was not "resident," or "patriot," but rather "subject." This, he replaced with "citizen."
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Spectral Imaging Reveals Jefferson Nixed 'Subjects' for 'Citizens'

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The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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