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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, 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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