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Unformatted text preview: June 11, 1775 Jefferson leaves Willamsburg for Philadelphia to attend Second Continental Congress June 21, 1775 Attends first session of Second Continental Congress June 26, 1775 Contributes to adopted resolution "An Address on the Causes of Taking Up Arms" August 1775 Congress adjourns; Jefferson returns to Virginia to attend convention there August 23, 1775King George III declares colonies to be in open rebellion against Great Britain September 1775 Second daughter Jane Randolph Jefferson dies at age three September 26, 1775Appointed commander of Albermarle militia September 30, 1775 Returns to Philadelphia for re-adjournment of Second Continental Congress Autumn 1775 Loyalist raids on Virginia organized by Earl of Dunmore begin...
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