I came across this bit of information while working on genealogy, something that I hadn't known about previously. It seems there is controversy over whether this document ever existed and wondered what the historians here thought of it and if this was known by Jefferson at the time if it may have been used as a framework to write the Declaration of Independence.
For those unfamiliar with it, as I was until a few months ago, apparently this document was written in 1775, making Mecklenburg County of North Carolina the predecessor of the US Declaration.
More of the story here: Link
The document as written from notes, due to the loss of the original can be read at this Link
Any scholarly thoughts on this ?