Washington’s Constitution Auctioned

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: A copy of former President George Washington's personal copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights is viewed at Christie's auction house on June 15, 2012 in New York City. The artifact, which is signed and has notes by Washington, will be put up for auction on June 22 and is expected to sell for $2 million to $3 million. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    George Washington’s copy of the Constitution is returning home. After fetching a record $9.8 million winning bid at auction at Christie’s New York on Friday, the historic document will be returned to the library at Mount Vernon, a Christie’s spokesman said. The winning bid for the 223-year-old document, which includes marginal notes by Washington in the sections on the powers of the president, was made by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union. The nearly $10 million price tag is the most ever for the sale of an American historic document.

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