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Historic documents in American history are on display this week at the Allen County Courthouse. The original documents, which include the Articles of Confederation, the Lincoln/Douglas debates, and the Habeas Corpus Act, were brought to the courthouse this week in conjunction with the annual conference of state judiciary.

The documents are on display in the rotunda of the courthouse, which is a spectacular place to have the works, said Court of Appeals Judge Paul Mathias, who helped to bring the documents to the courthouse for the week. The documents are on loan from the Remnant Trust in Jeffersonville and the Indiana Supreme Court's library.

"The Remnant Trust and the Indiana Supreme Court library are both interested and have a mission to excite people about great ideas and to let people hold the documents and let people read the actual things," Judge Mathias said.

Other documents on display include the trial of William Penn, the 11th Amendment, and Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase message.

The display - made possible by the Allen County Commissioners, Allen County Bar Association, and the Journal Gazette Foundation - is free to the public today through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It will be closed for a private event Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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