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The Daily Genealogist: Washington’s Annotated Constitution Returns to Mount Vernon

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George Washington's annotated copy of the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and first Acts of Congress recently sold for $9,826,500 to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. This artifact had been in the Mount Vernon Library until 1876, when it was sold at auction for $13, having been consigned by the president's grandnephew.

The Daily Genealogist: How Could You Go Ahead of Me?

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Jean Powers
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The “Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience” blog features a poignant letter written by the widow of a thirty-year old Korean man who died in the 1500s. The letter was found resting on his chest when the tomb was excavated in 1998.

The Daily Genealogist: Does the Internet Bring You Immortality?

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Jean Powers
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In the wake of his stepmother’s death, Marcelo Gleiser muses on how the Internet “offers a kind of passive immortality, the kind acquired through the accumulated storage of the many interactions an individual has with the World Wide Web.”

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