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 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
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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.