Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic
David Howard follows the travels of one of the original fourteen copies of the Bill of Rights. The document was stolen by a unknown Union infantryman from the North Carolina state house near the end of the Civil War. It was later purchased by an Indiana businessman for $5 whose family sold it 134 years later to an appraiser for $200,000. Mr. Howard details the government’s search for the document and it’s eventual return to the North Carolina state house. David Howard discussed his book at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. close
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