The Declaration of Dependence #releasethedeclaration

After 230 years of FOIA requests, we can finally release the document we’ve been waiting for since the founding of the United States. Call it what you will: the Alternate Declaration, the Loyalty Pledge, the #memo. It’s finally public, so citizens can read for themselves the version that nearly yoked the 13 Colonies to the British Crown forever and evermore.

Who wrote this version of the Declaration? Loyalists to King George III, or a scribe within the British Crown itself? The answer may never be known. But here, at last, the original redacted version that nearly came to pass.