The 13 British colonies instead went together to become a fresh nation. The 13 colonies should clarify why they want to make serious connections with Britain, Jefferson says. Jefferson
He has long neglected to allow others to be chosen, following such dissolutions, by which the legislators unable to annihilate returned to the people in general for practice; the state was subjected to all the risks of intrusion from outside, and of convulsions inside.
After that, he offered a copy, before the next congressional session, to Ben Franklin and John Adams that they could read and edit.