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Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence – Fact or Fiction?

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Some people claim that the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was the first of its kind among the original thirteen colonies.  It was supposedly signed on May 20, 1775.

If the story is true, Mecklenburg declared independence more than a year before Thomas Jefferson and his cronies in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, however, no original copy of the Mecklenburg declaration has ever been found. 

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