Core: noun, the most important part of a thing, the essence; from the Latin cor, meaning heart.

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 Volume 1.21 Declaring Independence 1776 July 1, 2002 

These images are from Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents at the Library of Congress website. You may click either for a larger version.
“One of twenty-four surviving copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence done by Philadelphia printer John Dunlap in the evening of July 4. These rare documents are known as ‘Dunlap Broadsides’ of the Declaration of Independence.”
Dunlap Broadside of The Declaration of Independence
“Edward Savage’s engraving, based on Robert Edge Pine’s painting of the presentation of the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress, is considered one of the most realistic renditions of this historic event. Jefferson is the tall person depositing the Declaration of Independence on the table. Benjamin Franklin sits to his right. John Hancock sits behind the table. Fellow committee members, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston stand (left to right) behind Jefferson.”
The Presentation of the Declaration to the Continental Congress

 Volume 1.21 Declaring Independence 1776 July 1, 2002 

The View from the Core, and all original material, © E. L. Core 2002. All rights reserved.

Cor ad cor loquitur J. H. Newman — “Heart speaks to heart”