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Unformatted text preview: 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 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, 1776Congress 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...
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