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John Dunlap's Print Shop
(2nd & Market Streets)

John DunlapJohn Dunlap's Pennsylvania Packet was the first newspaper to publish the U.S. Constitution. Dunlap, and David Claypoole, also printed the Declaration of Independence and the Committee of Detail Report. The Constitution was published in German immediately after the signing to accommodate the inhabitants of Germantown and Lancaster. On September 24, 1787, the Pennsylvania Assembly authorized Dunlap to publish 3000 copies of the Constitution in English and 500 in German at an estimated cost of $1500.

Dunlap's Print Shop Plaque at the Site of Dunlap's Print Shop