Thomas Jefferson
Fragment of original draft of the Declaration of Independence

This is the only fragment from Thomas Jefferson of the original draft of the Declaration of Independence. It is currently held at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C

The text of the fragment appears on this page. It contains Jefferson's own deletions and corrections. None of the words deleted on this fragment appear in the Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence, which is the draft the Committee of Five presented to Congress. However, all of the other 148 words on this fragment do appear in the Rough Draft. The writing at the bottom of the page is Jefferson's draft of a resolution receiving the resignation of General John Sullivan

Thomas Jefferson fragment of Declaration of Independence

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Read the Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence here. - This is the version edited by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams and presented to Congress.

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Text of Thomas Jefferson fragment of
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