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).

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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