James Forsyth James Forsyth

The greatest edit in history

Seeing as it is the Fourth of July, I hope Coffee Housers will indulge me in a quick post on the Declaration of Independence. The document was, of course, drafted by Thomas Jefferson. But Ben Franklin ran his eye over Jefferson’s draft and made a few changes.

One of them, can I think, lay claim to be the most felicitous edit in history.

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