This masterpiece of history did not immediately win approval from the delegates. Many of them felt they had to make corrections, alterations, improvements, and deletions to the Declaration before they felt satisfied enough to submit it to a vote.
As I sat with Tom Jefferson, hearing all of the suggestions and objections being tossed around, I could see that he was getting more and more upset. "They're mutilating it!" he muttered.
Being one who was rather gifted at both mediation and consolation (in all modesty!), I promptly decided to take Tom aside to try to cheer him up. To do so, I told him my story of the Hatmaker's Sign.
For those of you in this advanced 21st century who may not be familiar with this 300-year-old tale, I have created a retelling of the message on this new thing you call "Youtube." To view the video on your own picture device (computer, smartie phone, whatever), simply click on this link:
Hope you enjoy my little story!
Your humble servant,