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" This committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson, as chairman, was appointed to draw up the paper. "
Portrait and Biographical Album of St. Joseph County, Michigan ... Together ... - Page 27
1889 - 588 pages
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The Popular Encyclopedia: Being a General Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 1

Thomas Thomson, Allan Cunningham - 1841
...provisional draught of a declaration of independence. The members of it were chosen by ballot, and were Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. Mr Jefferson and Mr A. were deputed a SUD- committee to prepare the instrument, the former of whom,...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States: With Biographical Notices of ...

Robert W. Lincoln - Presidents - 1842 - 588 pages
...declaration, to be submitted to Congress for its consideration. This > committee was chosen by ballot, and consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin...Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston; being arranged in order, according to the number of votes which each had received. Mr. Jefferson and...
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Lights and shadows of American history, Volume 7

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - America - 1844 - 320 pages
...appointed to prepare a declaration of independence. This committee was composed of the following persons : Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. The instrument was drawn up by Jefferson, Adams and Franklin. The original draft was executed by Jefferson...
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Library of Oratory: Embracing Select Speeches of Celebrated ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1845
...declaration, to the effect of the resolution. This committee was elected by ballot, on the following day, and consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin...Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. It is usual, when committees are elected by ballot, that their members are arranged in order, according...
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Life of George Washington: embracing anecdotes illustrative of his character

Horatio Hastings Weld - 1845 - 222 pages
...be adopted. Three days after the question was postponed to the first of July ; but in the mean time, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston, were appointed a committee to draft the proposed declaration. The day being come, the subject was taken...
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Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing Anecdotes, Illustrative of ...

Horatio Hastings Weld - 1846 - 222 pages
...be adopted. Three days after the question was postponed to the first of July ; but in the mean time, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston, were appointed a committee to draft the proposed declaration. The day being come, the subject was taken...
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The Governmental Instructor: Or, A Brief and Comprehensive View of the ...

J. B. Shurtleff - United States - 1846 - 182 pages
...were appointed by congress as early as the llth of June, to prepare a Declaration of Independence. The committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and RR Livingston. It was proposed that each member should draft a paper according to his own feelings...
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Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of American ...

Benson John Lossing - Constitutional history - 1848 - 384 pages
...at an end. This bold proposition was soon after followed by the appointment of a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence. This committee consisted...Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. The draft was made by Jefferson, and after a few verbal alterations by Dr. Franklin and Mr. Adams,...
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Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United ...

William Henry Seward, John Mather Austin - Presidents - 1849 - 404 pages
...a committee, on the motion of Richard Henry Lee, seconded by John Adams, to prepare a Declaration. This committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John...Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson and Adams were a sub-committee, and the former prepared the Declaration, at the urgent request of the...
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Life and public services of John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United ...

William Henry Seward, John Mather Austin - Presidents - 1849 - 404 pages
...committee, on the motion of Richard Henry Lee, seconded by John Adams, to prepare a Declaration. Jhis committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams,...Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson and Adams were a sub-committee, and the former prepared the Declaration, at the urgent request of the...
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