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The Declaration of Independence is document signed by members of the second continental congress in 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This document formally "dissolved the connection"  between the colonies and Great Britain.
Its primary authorship is credited to Thomas Jefferson.
There are 56 signatures on the declaration of independence
George Wythe Richard Henry Lee Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Harrison Thomas Nelson, Jr. Francis Lightfoot Lee Carter Braxton
Robert Morris Benjamin Rush Benjamin Franklin John Morton George Clymer James Smith George Taylor James Wilson George Ross
- George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799: Series 3g Varick Transcripts http://memory.loc.gov/mss/mgw/mgw3g/001/309.jpg
- The National Archive Experience http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/declaration_transcript.html