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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies Of North America, Now Met in General Congress at Philadelphia, Setting forth the Causes and Necessity of their taking up Arms.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01240 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1775 Pagination: 13 p. 20 x 13 cm

Summary of Content: Secretly printed pamphlet co-authored with John Dickinson. 8vo. Signed in type by Hancock and Charles Thompson. Printed in Philidelphia. For the London printing see GLC00156.

People: Dickinson, John, 1732-1808
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFreedom and Independence

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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