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Spectral Imaging Reveals Jefferson Nixed ‘Subjects’ for ‘Citizens’

July 3rd, 2010 07:59 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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.”

Source: Spectral Imaging Reveals Jefferson Nixed ‘Subjects’ for ‘Citizens’

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