by Tracy K. Smith
sent hither swarms of Officers to
harass our people.
He has plundered
destroyed the lives of our—
taking away our—
fundamentally the Forms of our—
In every stage of
these Oppressions We have Petitioned for
Redress in the
most humble terms:
been answered only by repeated injury.
We have reminded
them of the circumstances of our emigration
on the high Seas
Note: A recitation can be heard here.