Photograph of a facsimile of Jefferson's original draft of The Declaration of Independence, [s.d.]. The facsimile captures Jefferson's handwritten words and the corrections he made while drafting this document. Caption reads: "The Declaration of Independence, Facsimile of Jefferson's original draft".; Transcription: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal;[sic] that they are endowed by their creator[sic] with certain [inherent &] inalienable rights;[sic] that among these are life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, & to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles & organizing it's[sic] powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. prudence[sic] indeed will dictate that governments[sic] long established should not be changed for", "The Declaration of Independence, Facsimile of Jefferson's original draft".