Certifying Erasures and Insertions

I was recently quite tickled to notice that the Constitution of the United States contains the following little-known passage:

The Word, “the,” being interlined between the seventh and eighth Lines of the first Page, the Word “Thirty” being partly written on an Erazure in the fifteenth Line of the first Page, The Words “is tried” being interlined between the thirty second and thirty third Lines of the first Page and the Word “the” being interlined between the forty third and forty fourth Lines of the second Page.

Attest William Jackson Secretary

These are references to these earlier passages:



This is a perfect, textbook example of קיום מחקים ותלויות:

אם יש בשטר מחקים או תלויות או תיבות שעבר עליהם הקולמוס צריך לקיימם קודם והכל שריר וקיים …1

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4 Responses to Certifying Erasures and Insertions

  1. Hey, I am learning that siman, great pickup, that is quite amazing. BTW you should put up an RSS feed so people can subscribe to your blog. Who are you?

    • Yitzhak says:

      Thanks!

      The RSS feed is:

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      Additionally, the page source contains the appropriate html code for autodetetction:

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    • Yitzhak says:

      I thought I had replied with that; I guess I didn’t. Additionally, the page html source contains the appropriate tag for feed auto-detection:

      <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="בין דין לדין RSS Feed" href="http://bdl.freehostia.com/feed/" />

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