Carter Center
12:07 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Notes on the Beginning of a Nation: Washington's Acts of Congress at the Carter Center

A rare copy of the Acts of Congress is now on display at the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum. WABE’s Myke Johns spoke with the museum’s curator Sylvia Naguib about this extraordinary volume.

This particular copy of the book, which is a bound copy of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other laws passed by the very first session of Congress, was presented as a gift to one very important figure in the US government--the nation's first Commander-in-chief--and contains handwritten notes in the margins. 

George Washington’s copy of the Acts of Congress is now on display at the Carter Library & Museum through June 25th. You can find more info on Atlanta PlanIt.

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