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"The Documents On The Freedom Trail", Worlds Greatest Documents, Freedom Trail Facsimiles Presented to Truman's Secretary of Treasury

The Documents On The Freedom Trail, Our American Heritage, issued by the The American Heritage Program. Large folio leather binding with ornate gilt stamping to front and raised spine bands, 11" x 13.5". The front is imprinted with "The Secretary of the Treasury / December 25, 1947". Consisting of heavy stiff paper stock with tipped in facsimiles rendered on card stock for each of the documents represented as "On The Freedom Trail". Presented to Truman's Secretary of Treasury, John Snyder. Ex-Sotheby's.

The objective of this book was "to help raise the awareness of active citizenship in our country ...

To develop a greater awareness of the advantages we enjoy as Americans, emphasizing the relationship of our hard-won personal freedoms to our development as the strongest nation of free people in history.

To persuade all Americans that only by active personal participation in the affairs of the nation can we safeguard and preserve our liberties and continue to demonstrate to ourselves and to the world that the way of free men is best."

"This program is a citizen's movement. It is non-partisan and non-controversial."

The documents begin with a Letter by Christopher Columbus on the Discovery of America, then continue with the Stirrings of Freedom in Colonial America with the Mayflower Compact, The Declaration of the Nine Colonies, and continues throughout our history. Please see the images for the details of the various facsimile documents found within this book. This copy ends with letter #108, President Roosevelt's Tribute to Captain Colin Kelly.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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