June 7 - May 20, 1776 Leaves Virginia Assembly due to...

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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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