A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies

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This document, written by Thomas Jefferson almost exactly one year before the Declaration of Independence, explains the reasons why the Continental Congress established the Continental Army. The document denies that Americans desire independence and reiterates the hope for reconciliation. The taking up of arms is said to be only a defensive measure.

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