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17471812, Nov 27
an Irish printer who printed the first copies of the United States Declaration of Independence and was one of the most successful Irish/American printers of his era. During the American Revolutionary War, Dunlap became an officer in the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, and saw action with George Washington at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. In 1776, Dunlap secured a lucrative printing contract for the Continental Congress. Dunlap printed perhaps 200 broadsides, since known as the Dunlap broadsides, which were the first published versions of the Declaration.
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