the original Declaration of Independence grew-like-Topsy from the first draft--draught? perhaps.
(I have this yellowed, crinkly copy of this rare document, y'see?)

Dear KIng George,

We, over here have now had (not enough, but) too much from You, over there.
We are dissolving this one-sided Partnership, forthwith.
Thanks for the fish.

The newly-United States of America

PS Send us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses. We'll make even more of these.
Ed: tl;dr