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Papers of 6 Founding Fathers going online

Friday - 6/14/2013, 8:26pm  ET

Founders' private debates resonate, continue today

Kathy Stewart, WTOP

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The University of Virginia Press is putting the papers of six Founding Fathers on the Internet.

The official launch of Founders Online is set for Thursday at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

U.Va. Press says in a news release that it began developing the project in 2011 in partnership with the grant-making arm of the National Archives. Historians and editors are taking hundreds of printed volumes of 18th and 19th century documents and putting them online.

Eventually the site will contain about 175,000 documents from George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Browse the many documents already posted at founders.archives.gov.


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