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Monday, June 25, 2012
Washington's constituition is coming to Mount Vernon
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George Washington's Constitution is coming home to Mount Vernon. Washingtonian's Capital Comment blog reports, "The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association won an auction Friday at Christie's for the rare book that far exceeded the estimated sale. In furious bidding, the book, which pre-sale estimates suggested might fetch $3 million, went instead for nearly $10 million. The 106-page book, contains Washington's handwritten notes and the family bookplate, the book has the first President's personal copy of the US Constitution, a draft of the Bill of Rights, and other documents recording the early acts of the new Congress. Washington received the book in 1789, his first year in office as US president, and brought it with him to Mount Vernon upon his retirement from public office in 1797." More from Washingtonian Magazine.