Saturday, February 21, 2009

Jefferson's Danbury "wall of separation" Letter Exposed

I find myself more and more in line with Jefferson's thinking politically.
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'A Wall of Separation'
FBI Helps Restore Jefferson's Obliterated Draft

A key document on view in "Religion and the Founding of the American Republic" (see LC Information Bulletin, May 1998), is the letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists, which contains the phrase "a wall of separation between church and state." With the help of the FBI, the draft of the letter, including Jefferson's obliterated words, are now known.
computer technology could be used to uncover Jefferson's inked-out words
the entire draft of the Danbury Baptist letter is now legible (below).
By examining both documents, viewers will be able to discern Jefferson's true intentions in writing the celebrated Danbury Baptist letter.
draft of letter after preservation
Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists
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