Monday, December 17, 2007

Publishing the Founders' Papers

Efforts to annotate and publish the papers of our Founding Fathers continue - but not as fast as some historians and lobbyists would like.

According to an article in the online edition of the San Diego Union-Tribune, experts have been "laboring since the Truman administration to compile and annotate the letters, correspondence and documents of George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson" to the tune of "about $58 million" over the last three decades alone.

Yet, there's still much to do, particularly with the writings of John Adams and George Washington. The latter was our most prolific writer.

Follow this link to read more about it.

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