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June 7 - ∙Leaves Virginia Assembly due to wife's illness...

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June 7, 1776 ∙Richard Henry Lee introduces resolution to declare independence and  form a confederation with foreign alliances  June 11, 1776 ∙Jefferson appointed to committee to prepare Declaration of  Independence  June 20, 1776 ∙Jefferson appointed to another year's term in Congress  June 28, 1776 ∙Declaration of Independence presented to Congress  June 29, 1776 ∙ Virginia Convention accepts constitution and forms first state  government  July 2, 1776 ∙Congress approves resolution to declare independence  July 4, 1776∙Congress accepts Declaration of Independence  September 2, 1776 ∙Jefferson resigns from Congress due to wife's illness  September 30, 1776 ∙Appointed to negotiate diplomatic treaties with France but declines  due to wife's illness  November 5, 1776 ∙Appointed to revise Virginia's existing laws in committee 
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Unformatted text preview: May 20, 1776 ∙Leaves Virginia Assembly due to wife's illness May 28, 1776 ∙Eldest son born unnamed and dies two weeks later October 30, 1776 ∙Returns to Virginia Assembly August 1, 1778 ∙Third daughter Maria Jefferson born February 1779 ∙Together with James Madison, Edmund Pendleton and George Wythe, Jefferson finishes revisions of Virginia laws June 1, 1779 ∙ Jefferson elected governor of Virginia June 1780 ∙Befriends young James Monroe November 3, 1780 ∙Fourth daughter Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson born December 1780 ∙Virginia Assembly votes to cede northwestern holdings to United States January 5, 1781 ∙Capture of Benedict Arnold at Richmond April 15, 1781 ∙Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson dies in infancy June 2, 1781 ∙Second term as governor ends, Jefferson steps down from office...
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  • Maria Jefferson born, ∙Richard Henry Lee, Elizabeth Jefferson born, ∙Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson, ∙Leaves Virginia Assembly, ∙Fourth daughter Lucy

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