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The first official form of the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776. It was signed only by John Hancock and Charles Thomson as Secretary to the Congress then sent to a printer. The Declaration of Independence with all the 56 delegates' signatures was signed at later dates and perhaps in various places. It is not known for certain if that document was signed fully in Pennsylvania, because that signing did not take place until August 2, 1776 and not all delegates signed all at the same time.

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Only two men actually signed the Declaration on July 4: President of Continental Congress (& delegate from Massachusetts) John Hancock and Secretary of Congress Charles Thomson. Thomson provided the 'attesting signature' so as to make the document legal. The Declaration was then sent to the printer John Dunlap, copied and publically distributed. These are known as the 200 Dunlap broadsides. A copy was sent to George Washington, who then read it aloud to the Continental Army. Most of the rest of the delegates to Congress signed on August 2.

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The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, PA on July 2, 1776. It was announced to the public on July 4, 1776 which is now the American Day of Independence.

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