Asked in Declaration of Independence
Who put Richard Henry Lee's words into the Declaration of Independence?
In August 1774, Lee was chosen as a delegate in the 1st
continental congress in Philadelphia
But it was on June 7th 1776 (2nd contintal congress) Lee put
forth the motion to the Continental Congress to declare
Independence from England. Lee had returned to Virginia by the time
Congress had already voted on and adopted the
but he signed the document when he returned.