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The Olive Branch Petition – July 5th, 1775
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of July, repeating indefinitely
The Olive Branch Petition was adopted by Congress on July 5th, 1775 to be sent to the King as a last attempt to prevent formal war from being declared. The Petition emphasized their loyalty to the British crown and emphasized their rights as British citizens.