Let's make a draft of Declaration of Independence!
June 12-27, 1776
Here's the original rough drought of the declaration
I'll review and read in the Congress
June 28, 1776
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston appointed to a committee to draft a declaration of independence.
Jefferson, at the request of the committee, drafts a declaration, of which only a fragment exists. Jefferson's clean, or "fair" copy, the "original Rough draught," is reviewed by the committee. Both documents are in the manuscript collections of the Library of Congress.
A fair copy of the committee draft of the Declaration of Independence is read in Congress.