Two hundred printings authorized for distribution among surviving signers, government officials & departments, institutions of higher learning, etc.; 201 produced (Stone retained copy for himself). John Quincy Adams signed transmittal circular dated June 30, 1824. Engravings, two of four to be distributed to Governor of Rhode Island, each branch of state legislature & "university of the state" (C#0257 - Governor Correspondence, Vol. 23 # 83) Author: Kenneth S. Carlson
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Declaration of Independence, engrossed John Hancock (President of Continental Congress) copy, forwarded January 31, 1777; received & entered into the proceedings of the General Assembly, March 3 – 4, 1777; Mary Katherine Goddard printing