Declaration of Independence

Virus notes: July 6, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – Merced County Public Health Department reported 1,530 cases of coronavirus (322 new) and 11 deaths.

California reported 271,684 cases (11,529 new) and 6,337 deaths (6 new).

The United States reported 2,980,556 cases (50,931 new) and 132,342 deaths (394 new).

The global count was 11,483,400 cases (178,866 new) and 535,037 deaths (3,368 new).


Happy Fourth of July

Declaration of Independence: A Transcription


Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.

In Congress, July 4, 1776.