On July 5, 1775, John Dickinson drafted the Olive Branch petition which he presented to the congressman of the colonies.
We shall vote for Mr.Dickinsons movement to send the Olive Branch petition to the king.
I believe we can make peace with the mother country by sending my petition to the king.
Our rights have been violated, Mr. Adams. We must come up with a plan to convince parliament to restore our rights!
Enough! We will not wait to receive peace as it is too late.
Massachusets votes no
Rhode Island votes no
Delaware votes yes
New York votes yes.
After sending the Olive Branch petition to the king, the king refused to look at it. Instead, he issued the Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition, also declaring that now the colonists were in "open and avowed rebellion".