What a magnificent work that Thomas Jefferson penned ... see the text here.
And the Trumbull painting of the signing...
Thank you, gentlemen. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Freedom is so precious. May our leaders be wise enough to preserve it, and may our citizens be brave enough to defend it.
For the Seaver folks in Chula Vista, today will be a day in the sun. We go to the Padres-Dodgers game at 1:10 p.m. and then to church for a picnic with friends capped by the fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. over the Country Club grounds - less than a quarter mile away. Big booms. My daughter and her family, including Lolo and Audder, will probably make it down for the game and picnic, but I'm not sure about the fireworks.
Genealogy will continue on Sunday!