Printed Works

First Newspaper Printing of the Declaration

This July 6, 1776 issue of the Pennsylvania Evening Post presented the first newspaper printing of the newly adopted Declaration of Independence. A German language translation appeared three days later in the Pennyslvanischer Staatsboter, a newspaper that served Pennsylvania’s large German-speaking community. By the end of August 1776, the Declaration had been reprinted in at least 29 newspapers and 14 broadsides.