Sunday, February 7, 2010

New James Wilson Find

At American Creation, my co-blogger Brad Hart writes about the James Wilson "find" that made front page news.

I was struck, when I first read the story, whether anything "new" was really discovered. As I understand the story: The document -- a supposed first draft of the Constitution -- was already known by scholars, but buried in Wilson's archives because folks didn't quite understand its significance.

Renowned James Wilson scholar Mark David Hall chimed in at American Creation's comments section on the document's significance or lack thereof and he pointed to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's website posting on the matter. Other distinguished experts chimed in and gave their opinions in the comments section there.

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