3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2017 10:03 AM by Alan Walker

    Where Is the actual hand written document that created West Virginia?

    Larry Shockley Adventurer

      I am passing this question along for my friends at the WV state archives: "BIG QUESTION - Does anyone know the location of the actual, hand written document (not a copy or fascimile) written by Abe Lincoln creating the state of West Virginia.??

       

      The state of West Virginia does not appear to have it. Some say it should be at the National Archives or Library of Congress but neither has produced it lately (or at all). If one can't be produced then West Virginia should not legally be a state."