The Petition of the Grand American Continental Congress, to the King's Most Excellent Majesty
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- Coming of the American Revolution
This petition to King George III, signed jointly by twelve colonies, seeks "only to obtain redress of grievances and relief" from the perceived injustices imposed by Britain upon its colonies. This appeal to the King's sense of justice was an attempt at reconciliation between Britain and the colonies, proposed as an alternative to the more radical factions seeking complete independence.