Author: Thomas Jefferson

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A Summary View of the Rights of British America by Thomas Jefferson (1774)

In A Summary View of the Rights of British America, Thomas Jefferson lists a set of grievances against Parliament and King George III. Originally drafted in August 1774 as instructions for the Virginia delegates to the First Continental Congress, the tract was later published as a pamphlet in Williamsburg under the title A Summary View of the Rights of British America, and reprinted in Philadelphia and England. These pamphlets were published without Jefferson’s knowledge or supervision.

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