In the Papers: The Declaration of Independence in The New-York Gazette

On the Monday of the week following the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence in New York, the text of the Declaration was disseminated in the July 15, 1776, issue of The New-York Gazette, and The Weekly Mercury, a weekly broadsheet newspaper. It fills the first two columns of the front page. This early public printing of the Declaration of Independence is drawn from The New York Public Library's famous collection of early American newspapers.


The New-York Gazette: and The Weekly Mercury, no. 1292, July 15, 1776. New York: Hugh Gaine, Hanover-Square.
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