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Magna Carta and the Library of Congress

When British Ambassador Philip Kerr asked Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish if the Library might take temporary custody of the Lincoln Magna Carta, MacLeish relayed the suggestion to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt, who was delighted with the idea, quipped that it was right that the Library of Congress should house the document since it would be safe from “the executive branch of the government, i.e., the King John of modern days.”
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