George Washington's library book returned 221 years late

George Washington's library book returned 221 years late
A library book borrowed by the first U.S. president, George Washington, has been returned to a New York City's oldest library, 221 years late. "A few days after learning of the situation, staff at Washington's home in Virginia, Mount Vernon, offered to replace Vattel's "Law of Nations" with another copy of the same edition," the library said in a statement.

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Utterly pointless

If it's not the same book then who really cares?

221 year old book

>If it's not the same book then who really cares?

To come up with another copy of a book that is 221 years old is not as easy as buying a John Grisham novel.

But that book would have

But that book would have gravitas and meaning. The copy is just another book.
You can read the book on Google Books! (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=z8b8rrzRc7AC&dq=%22Law+of+Nations%22+%2B+book&printsec=fr...)

Also by giving them a new book surely they are also accepting responsibility for the fine? ;)

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