August 1775 ∙Congress adjourns; Jefferson returns to Virginia to attend convention there August 23, 1775∙King 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, 1775∙Appointed 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 January 20, 1776 ∙Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense March 31, 1776 ∙Mother Jane Randolph Jefferson dies at age fifty-seven May 14, 1776 ∙Returns to Philadelphia after five-month absence May 15, 1776 ∙Congress resolves to form its own government May 27, 1776 ∙Jefferson begins drafting a constitution for the state of Virginia June 7, 1776 ∙Richard Henry Lee introduces resolution to declare independence and
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.