It is important for the army to understand why they are fighting. After long deliberation, the Continental Congress finally voted to draft a Declaration of Independence on June 2, 1776. I have a copy of the draft that Mstrs. Adams, Franklin, Livingston, and Jefferson are preparing in Philadelphia. In order to boast morale I will read this to the Army (10 days before Col. Nixon).
Of course, there is a clause that Congress suppressed and omitted from the final draft. We will discuss that as well. Had we gone with Jefferson’s original indictment of George and Parliament, history might have been much different for some American (in my opinion for the better).