See page 5 (describing the executive’s powers) of George Washington’s personal draft of the Constitution, now on display at Mount Vernon. Next to this document you can see Washington’s personal copy of the book “Acts of Congress,” recently acquired by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.
Washington’s copy of the draft Constitution is from the National Archives and will be on view through October. The Acts of Congress can be seen through February 22, 2013. Shown together for the first time, the two documents “offer an unprecedented view of history in the making, through the mind and actions of America’s first president.”
For more about Washington and these documents, read this blog post: http://go.usa.gov/rAFA
For more about Mount Vernon and the exhibit, go here: http://www.mountvernon.org/
Image courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.