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America's Founding Editors


Douglas E. Abrams


University of Missouri School of Law

September 8, 2008

Precedent, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 12-14, Summer 2008
University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-26

Abstract:     
This article treats the editing that the Second Continental Congress did on Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence. The superb editing helped make Jefferson an American icon, but Jefferson resented the editing for the rest of his life.

Professor Abrams authors a column, Writing it Right, in Precedent, The Missouri Bar's quarterly magazine. In a variety of contexts, the column stresses the fundamentals of quality legal writing - precision, conciseness, simplicity and clarity.

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Keywords: legal writing, legal research and writing

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Date posted: September 9, 2008 ; Last revised: September 4, 2009

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Abrams, Douglas E., America's Founding Editors (September 8, 2008). Precedent, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 12-14, Summer 2008; University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-26. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1265066

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