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Original Tennessee Constitutions on Display

One of three early versions of the Tennessee Constitution that will be on display this weekend at the Supreme Court building in Nashville.
Credit State Archives and Museum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three versions of the original handwritten Tennessee Constitution were carefully moved to the Tennessee Supreme Court building Tuesday in preparation for their upcoming public display.

The documents were removed from a vault at the State Library and Archives building and carried by hand in archival boxes to the Supreme Court building. This is the first time that all three documents — handwritten in 1796, 1834 and 1870 — will be on display together.

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